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The thing is that sooner or later we will be forced into such a system.

I disagree.

Remember, they forced the injection on us, but not everyone took it.

Some see through the evil, and say no.

Eventually the herd will follow those with more courage .

Digital identity systems may be forced upon you, but there’s hope. You can still live free.


Easydns are respected in the industry.

They also have a pro freedom CEO, and used to send out news letters covering intl privacy issues in tech.



What traffic did you get there ? Why dedicated, when most use VPS for lemmy ?


Or you may try odysee.com there’s no age restrictions, and many creators are moving there.

bonus: they don’t censor free speech like youtube


I was about to set up my family on matrix, but XMPP is way easier. Especially if you wanna self host.



I don’t work a job yet, and I’m new to server administration

The latter can help you acheive the former.

Get a cheap VPS under 3 usd /month. There’s a few lemmy install guides out there for newbies


Web3 is more a proof of concept at the moment. But the technology is potentially ready and already in use.

Many people are discarding web3 as a buzzword, because the so called distributed web3 projects are not YET entirely decentralized.

But I would pay close attention to this space. Anytime soon there will be an epic dapp that will emerge…

Did you know it is now possible to build an entirely decentralized exchange?

No central web server, no central hosting, no central DNS, all trades and liquidity creation happen on smart contracts.

Those who have never traded may underestimate the impact of such use cases… this of course can go far beyond crypto trading.


DNS is majorly flawed.

Web3 will bring better systems. We’re already seeing decentralized file storage economies. Next will be distributed dns.

Handshake seems promising.

https://github.com/namebasehq/awesome-handshake


Network topology

SimpleX is a decentralized client-server network that uses redundant, disposable nodes to asynchronously pass the messages via message queues, providing receiver and sender anonymity.

Unlike P2P networks, all messages are passed through one or several (for redundancy) servers, that do not even need to have persistence (in fact, the current SMP server implementation uses in-memory message storage, persisting only the queue records) - it provides better metadata protection than P2P designs, as no global participant ID is required, and avoids many problems of P2P networks.

Unlike federated networks, the participating server nodes do NOT have records of the users, do NOT communicate with each other, do NOT store messages after they are delivered to the recipients, and there is no way to discover the full list of participating servers - it avoids the problem of metadata visibility that federated networks suffer from and better protects the network, as servers do not communicate with each other. Each server node provides unidirectional “dumb pipes” to the users, that do authorization without authentication, having no knowledge of the the users or their contacts. Each queue is assigned two RSA keys - one for receiver and one for sender - and each queue access is authorized with a signature created using a respective key’s private counterpart.

The routing of messages relies on the knowledge of client devices how user contacts and groups map at any given moment of time to these disposable queues on server nodes.

Looks like a really promising protocol. I could even imagine this message delivery mechanism being used to replace dns + tcp/ip for packet delivery over the web.

Has anyone tested how fast do messages arrive ?



This is like corruption money to the gvt. The large monopolies pay ‘fines’, while keeping their monopolies.

Meanwhile, any successful startups can’t compete with these monopolies. Startup entreprenneurs must pay the full tax rates, and eventually get bought out by the monopolies.



same. I feel that YT try their hardest to disempower their users.

Other video sites empower users, and are using far more advanced technology stacks.


I’m spending less and less time on this video site.

Lots of great alternatives, that are open and promote community building, instead of censorship.



Very promising. Tho making a standalone search engine is a hard one, even more so so with web3…

Right now presearch relies mostly on googles results.


True, but watch this space.

Odysee has grown 300 percent in the last 6 months - standing at 30 million montly view right now.


on the left = current web2 systems

on the right = future web3 disruptors

Nextcloud and dropbox are both web2 insofar as they can only run on someone’s server. IPFS has the potential to provide layer 2 solutions that completely decentralize file storage and empower users (data no longer belongs to whoever owns the server).



Is self hosting a matrix instance worth the effort ?

I want to setup a matrix instance to help increase friends and family’s privacy. Is there much value in creating my own instance? …