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
Fuuuck yeeeeah! 😈 📻
Super-fast delivery from China to Poland - 7 days! Price: 79 $
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.
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Aside from the usual request of being able to delete stuff, any #ssb -like protocol should separate mailboxes (i.e. sources & sinks of data, identities) from nodes and allow branching & merging of streams so that people can post & subscribe from multiple devices. The "AKA" support they're working on seems like a bad hack around the design flaw of not separating these things.
@santiago I bought XHDATA D-808, because my #Degen DE1103 is quite old - I wanted to replace my Degen..
I have also #Tecsun PL-660 and I love this receiver! PL-880 is too expensive for me as for working class punk 📻 😉
So, I hope to have a fun with this new bad boy XHDATA, especially on #SW #Air #SSB and #AM - I bought also #Tecsun AN200 for better AM reception; MW frequencies are still alive in Europe, so I hope to catch many MW-stations with new antenna and XHDATA!
The only thing I don't think was a good idea in retrospect was the global namespace of groups. (Of course, it lacked security and antispam features we'd expect today, but the worthwhile ones could pretty trivially be added.)
If you're interested in the off-the-grid social network Scuttlebutt, there's a good essay here about it (from a few weeks ago):
It's by @staltz , the creator of the Manyverse app for Scuttlebutt, and is nicely honest about the major difficulties of using the network, as well as suggesting possible solutions.