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Coty Beasley Sep 8
Replying to @jackyalcine
Today IndieWeb is still very much the domain of technologists. To realize a more approachable future, we'll need the UX, polish, and ease that these companies deliver. I think there's a commercial angle here, but one where decentralized products are created and run personally.
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jackyalcine 🔜 TwitchCon 2019 Sep 8
Replying to @beacrea
That’s true. I’m aiming to do that with the stuff at , mostly open IndieWeb apps and tools. But polish and really, that one-click ease, is key (as you + that article mentioned). ()
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Coty Beasley Sep 8
Totally - I have a little Synology NAS box and a in my house. A future where you buy a cheap appliance with a connected marketplace of apps, similar to an app store, that can be updated yet hosted locally and federated for exposure - It must be plug and play though.
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Coty Beasley Sep 8
I think the biggest issue today is that commercial products are free and give you the server/storage. There's no need for hardware. The question is, how could everyone get free storage and server abilities by default? Maybe future ISPs could do this, if we kick incumbents.
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jackyalcine 🔜 TwitchCon 2019 Sep 8
Replying to @beacrea @HelmSecure
Are they free though? You pay with your data and behaviour (all ISPs in the US sell this information to networks). And the ToS on most of these providers states that you lose the right to determine that. ()
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Coty Beasley Sep 8
We're working on some stuff over at that separates the network from the service provider and even allows multiple service providers on the same network. We build the network and assign a neutral operator. In that case, the rules of the network ensure privacy etc
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jackyalcine 🔜 TwitchCon 2019 Sep 8
Ah, interesting! So at that point, y’all can just let people act as they please. This would be an interesting place for another third party to make home hosting as simple as buying a toaster (or even for libraries to come in and allow people to support…
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Coty Beasley Sep 8
Exactly! Who knows, maybe you can even subscribe to a beefer version with more bells and whistles as part of your bill. We're exploring building more localized access to storage as nodes in the network as well, perhaps something you get default.
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https://jgregorymcverry.com Sep 9
Replying to @beacrea
My radical idea is to put the future of knowledge and data in the hands of teachers and librarians rather than Why can't library or schools give space for students or patrons and then teach folks how to read and write with modern web…
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https://jgregorymcverry.com Sep 9
Replying to @jgmac1106
Reason controlling your data and domain is only in the hands of technologist isn't a failure of UX or plumbing but a failure of the body politic to recognize a shift in our and compounded by a failure to overcome systemic inequality and…
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Coty Beasley
Totally agree, but I worry that we've made that barrier too high for an easy transition as well. The current status quo is just passing more knowledge into the control of more technologists with every generation. I think that probably threatens democracy, as we're seeing today.
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https://jgregorymcverry.com Sep 9
Replying to @beacrea
+100 to this! Why I love focusing on HTML/CSS as entry to tech. When people see they get online and write their own sites by sticking on opening and closing tags they are amazed. We just complicate it by over designing UX rather than educating…
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