Stumbled upon this blog post about the potential benefits of using different decentralized protocols in combination, e.g. #SSB, #Dat, and #ActivityPub: https://blog.datproject.org/2019/03/22/three-protocols-and-a-future-of-the-decentralized-internet/
So basically at the moment #ssb is like the #fediverse. You download an app that gets its info from a server, run by whoever. Only difference is that on fedi the server stores the data, not having duplicates for it's users thus saving storage, but it needs a connection to the server when I want to use it. On SSB it downloads all the data from the server when a connection is available and pushes posts/likes, but needs lots of storage on each device.
Like a year ago or something like that I looked into #scuttlebutt #ssb and thought it was a very cool protocol. I tested #patchwork and #manyverse, liked patchwork but manyverse was very very slow and not working most of the time (even after many hours).
All of these problems are probably going to be solved in the future, but I have one more important question, regarding #pubServers:
Is there a use case where ssb works like a traditional #socialNetwork without the use of pubs?
From the #SSB principles stack 1/2:
"We acknowledge the natural, the virtual, and the social environments. Our responsibility is to recognize which resources are abundant, which are sufficient, and adapt accordingly through efficiency.
Technology is simply the means by which we communicate. We use local-first publishing so that each person owns their words and actions. Our solutions are piecemeal upgradeable, replaceable and incrementally improvable."
In case you missed it, the "off-the-grid" app Manyverse now has a Fediverse account for announcements and questions:
Manyverse works on Scuttlebutt, a distributed social network without any servers, where people connect directly to each other:
Scuttlebutt lets you have complete control over your data (it's stored on your computer or phone) and over who sees it (only people you connect with).
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Unlike traditional social networks, Scuttlebutt has no servers. Members store all their personal data on their own computer or phone, and connect directly to their friends' devices in order to update statuses. Scuttlebutt also works offline.
It's currently available on @fdroidorg and Google Play. (Note it's still in beta and many features are missing.)
If you want a dedicated URI you can host a web proxy as well for your own content and customize the formatting however you like.
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Hope you folks enjoy it and please send me feedback.
I know a bit about #SSB but I didn't try it because of its tech stack.
We shouldn't scare people with our dresses or our hair color or other status symbols, but being totally oblivious to some of their core values, blatantly challenging their assumptions so that they can build an insight...
@xj9 BTW I'm a keen tester of bleeding edge apps and I haven't tried #SSB yet, because I can't install it on a 32-bit PC without going through the valley of the shadow of death that is #NPM. If there's one thing I agree with Drew about, it's that choosing the right tools for the job matters. Like folks building #Electron apps, I think Dominic chose the wrong tools. Until that's fixed, SSB will remain a promising concept, but far from being ready for primetime. @alcinnz @Wolf480pl
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XHDATA is amazing (better) alternative for #Degen DE-1103 and works reaaly fine, especially on #SW and #SSB. I'm fucking happy 📻 😉 I'll test my new radio soon!
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@ajroach42 #SSB seems like it might be the right protocol to build on for intermittent/mobile/ad-hoc connectivity. Its current social networking app needs a lot of work, not least because it's nearly impossible to use from more than one device, and it needs the ability to delete information, but I think they have the right foundations.