AirDrop is a UX on Apple modern iOS and MacOS devices that allows users to share pictures, notes, contacts, and link directly with each other in-room, independent of any centralized service or silo, an example of a distributed ideal.
- Imagine if a stranger at an IndieWebCamp could open up something like AirDrop and find within the room people who had openly available h-cards or other interesting information (hobbies, jobs, etc.) to peruse.
- 2019-06-05 The Atlantic: When Grown-Ups Get Caught in Teens’ AirDrop Crossfire
- 2019-06-08 NPR Podcast: Understanding AirDrop 'Crossfire'
the fun is doing it with people you don't know. So if you're, you know, in a crowded subway, waiting for a concert to begin, at a school assembly
- open proof of concept: https://github.com/seemoo-lab/opendrop