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Distributed Web vs IndieWeb was a session at IndieWebCamp Berlin 2019.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/dweb

IndieWebCamp Berlin 2019
Session: Distributed Web vs IndieWeb
When: 2019-05-04 13:40



Dat protocol

SSB Secure Scuttlebutt

There is interactivity

You can also do chat, entirely serverless! https://cabal-club.github.io/


IndieWeb Reader

  • We can publish okay, but we still end up relying on twitter for reading content, because RSS was effectively killed off
  • Indieweb is essentially based on governance at the DNS level then?

Difference Between DAT and DNS Approaches

  • One of the motivations behind the distributed web is security: having your identity tied to a key instead of the DNS system or an account on someone else's server.
  • Some of the people building these alternative tools to the internet, seem to assume it won't be there in 20 years. However, notice that a lot of people are in it, in very remote regions.
  • The indie web is built on top of existing technology. dat:// websites need a specific app to access, and other distributed solutions have the same condition.

Tor is an even lower level transport, like ssb for sample - you can run an indie web site without a domain name.

So like the web, things like Dat were designed for academic sharing, so governance - does the same thing of a

Tor Web

-> webby, and tied to DNS


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