Re: A native internet protocol for social media

Attacking DNS is a perpetual red herring here, and enda up with Zooko's
triangle failure modes a bit like that URL. You have either alternative
resolver roots that are more proprietary than DNS, content addresses that
are fugly, or more fragile key management models with worse failure modes.
DNS is a success.

On Wed, 12 Apr 2023, 11:17 Melvin Carvalho, <>

> Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, recently spoke about the need for an
> international native protocol for social media. He also announced his plans
> to start funding social protocols, beginning with a $1 million annual
> donation to Signal. There is an ongoing discussion around reducing social
> media's dependence on the domain name system. While a federated approach is
> better than a centralized one, nomadic identity could provide even greater
> benefits. This can potentially be achieved by fixing the ActivityPub
> standard to allow inverse functional properties and also by addressing
> issues with the linked data vocabularies. It would be valuable to discuss
> these ideas and explore potential solutions further within the context of
> the community group.

Received on Wednesday, 12 April 2023 10:45:10 UTC