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[liberationtech] Decentralization

Isaac Mao isaac.mao at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 17:05:10 PST 2017


Twitter is blackout just now.  I forever echo a universal architecture on
peer-to-peer service, but most importantly, rewarding people's sharing.
Some cryptocurrency can be applied, and a good story for fund raising.

With the launch of micro-payment-friendly currencies like Musicoin,
rewarding social media stream is much more valid than before. E.g. like,
subscribe, even "dislike" can be a transaction. Just my 2 cents here, :)
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On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 11:10 PM, Richard Brooks <rrb at g.clemson.edu> wrote:

> On the other hand, why are they using gmail?
>
> Our university outsourced email to Google. They
> software up to date, handle the security, provide
> convenient cloud access (I personally dislike
> their GUIs),  etc. For our university, this decision
> probably did make our email traffic more secure
> as well.
>
> I am not wild about the decision our university
> made, but for most users using Gmail is probably
> the more reasonable and secure choice. Not the
> choice that I would make for myself. Being spied
> on bothers me.
>
> But, if you want to have the broad base of users
> move elsewhere, you need to address the clear
> advantages that Gmail provides.
>
> Political, social, and economics arguments will not
> convince most people.
>
> On 02/07/2017 07:06 AM, Andrés Pacheco wrote:
> > Signore Camozzo hit the nail on the head, twice. So then I have to draw
> the proper conclusion...
> >
> > 1. We need concerted action to set non-proprietary communication
> standards at the application level, much like the TCP-IP Protocols did for
> the lower layer(s)
> >
> > 2. This action HAS to be POLITICAL, since it's not just a matter of
> devising technical standards, but to have them ADOPTED by the majority. We
> need the 75% of his email correspondents to not use proprietary email
> platforms (and so forth and so on, and including me and this email itself!)
> >
> > Ergo, it is at best naive trying to separate "Technology" from
> "Politics:" all Technology is Political, and ignoring this only rubber
> stamps the technology of the proprietary powers that be.
> >
> > Not by chance it's Technology companies at the top of the "most valuable
> company of the world" food chain: Google and Apple. If that's not a
> political statement, then what is? Where is "the swamp?"
> >
> > Regards | Saludos,
> >
> > Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
> > <alps at acm.org>
> >
> >> On Feb 7, 2017, at 5:34 AM, Alberto Cammozzo <ac+lists at zeromx.net>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> So far so good, but what is it all for? ~75% of my email correspondents
> >> use Gmail ...
> >> You cant decentralize alone...
> >> We need to fix this quickly or the information revolution will be lost
> >> and archived as an annex of the industrial revolution.
>
>
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