In: computer, technology.
Backlinks: dns, torrents.
WIP… write about the big idea
There are a bunch:
Myth #1: decentralized cloud storage can’t be real
Myth #2: if a storage node goes offline I could lose data
Myth #3: storing data in people’s homes can’t be safe
Myth #4: distributing the data must make it slow
Myth #5: the decentralized model is too complex to work with
Secure and private file sharing with FileZilla:
FileZilla is the most popular FTP client in the world, and it includes native support for the Storj decentralized cloud storage protocol by default. FileZilla Pro also supports the Storj decentralized cloud storage S3-compatible gateway.
Why the internet needs ipfs before it’s too late
Why do we have a slow, fragile and forgetful web…
🕶 Awesome distributed, decentralized, p2p apps or tools
Why decentralization matters
Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web
The decentralised web, or DWeb, could be a chance to take control of our data back from the big tech firms. So how does it work and when will it be here?
centralised services provided by big companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are also called “walled gardens”
if any of these centralised entities shuts down, your data and connections are lost
with the current centralized web, all that user data concentrated in the hands of a few creates risk that our data will be hacked
it’s easy for governments to conduct surveillance and impose censorship
Reconnected - Decentralizing the internet alone won’t lift it above politics or save it from corporate co-optation
Git is already federated & decentralized
By Drew DeVault, posted July 23, 2018
Why Decentralised applications don’t work
A very sad perspective, but it seems true:
blockchain = “get rich quick” schemes
wasting stupefying amounts of energy
Chrome and its derivatives hold an overwhelming majority of the browser market share and thus, Google gets to decide how the web works
email can be used without involving Google, that’s technically true, but anyone they blacklist will quickly realise that they’re largely locked out of the global email network
IRC/ XMPP/ Matrix are not very popular, or used
Git = Github?!… They tweak the development workflow away from email with features like pull requests, and and they lock project data in with features like their issue system
Copyright holders have made BitTorrent so synonymous with piracy, that even non-pirate use is frowned upon
Planet is a free and open source software for publishing and following web content, and it does not require a centralized server or service. It uses IPFS to achieve peer-to-peer content distribution. Furthermore, you can link your content to an Ethereum Name (.eth) so that others can follow you via Planet by the .eth name. Since both IPFS and ENS are decentralized, you can build your websites or follow others, all in a decentralized manner.
https://irlpodcast.org/season4/episode6 – IRL podcast (S4 Ep6: Decentralize It)
https://changelog.com/podcast/346 – Changelog podcast (Ep 346: Off the grid social networking with Manyverse)
https://changelog.com/podcast/236 – Changelog podcast (Ep 236: GunDB, Venture Backed and Decentralized)
https://changelog.com/jsparty/198 – Changelog podcast (Ep 198: The decentralized future)
https://changelog.com/jsparty/42 – Changelog podcast (Ep 42: Decentralizing the web with Beaker)