Re: Federated, decentralised communication on the internet
On 03/21/2018 11:05 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
On 3/21/18 11:48 AM, Charlie Gibbs wrote:
On 21/03/18 01:00 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My problem with "social networks" is that they're monopolies. Imagine
popping down to the local pub for a pint and a bit of conversation,
only to find that it's part of a huge chain run by a transnational
conglomerate. I much prefer the Usenet model, although web sites that
let you leave messages come pretty close. What I don't like are those
web sites that make you log in through Facebook in order to post.
Since I don't have a Facebook account and never will, such sites will
have to do without my pearls of wisdom. :-)
Maybe we should move back to USENET. It worked pretty well, and it's
still going strong in some quarters.
*YES!* I use email and USENET only.
I attempted Facebook years ago. I set it up two have some family and one
friend set up as "friends". I was careful to *NOT* to specify anything
about where I lived. I was immediately spammed by advertising
geographically associated with my "friends". The current fiasco with
data mining private information says I was right.
Add some global identity &
reputation management, and the ability to set up lots of small
newsgroups - and we'd have one hell of a Facebook killer.
Free market does a pretty good job. I'm currently subscribed to >20 tech
oriented mailing lists with few problems.