really i just want livejournal with a p2p data layer and an ecosystem of weird UIs

thinking about decentralized social media 

ok so i have been thinking lately that you can do better than just getting other clients to respect an author-initiated delete. you can disavow data and put anyone still peering that data on notice, helping to identify bugs in clients ("hey friend i noticed your peer hasn't dropped from that thing i deleted") and bad actors. in http-land that's hard to do, but it's simple when all your data lives in torrents linking to torrents.

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more than create a p2p social media network, i think you need to take moderation primitives all the way to the data layer. i've been premeditating an architecture to support allow/ban-listing peers and dis/avowing records for the hypercore protocol, probably as a pouchdb database. see, i'm technically not writing a database!!

re: thinking about decentralized social media 

pouchdb plugin***

re: thinking about decentralized social media 

i can't tell you how much i wish there was a rust impl of hypercore. free me from javascript, someone, i beg of you

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anyway, i will publish a readme before i publish code. i want to know what the fuck i'm doing before i do it.

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