The Small Web isn’t about going back to the days of GeoCities. It’s about going forward differently, using modern tech in a non-colonial manner.

It’s not about building clones of Twitter, YouTube, etc. There’s no way anyone can self-host a dozen different services. Instead, it’s about having a single-tenant place on the Web that you own and control without technical knowhow; a place you can add Twitter, YouTube, etc., *features* to.

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@aral I am totally inline with that view.

When thinking about it, I was wondering if Peer2Peer was not the way to go. Or a variation, Peer2ManyPeers for group discussions...

Well, of course we need ActivityPub for federating the Fediverse. I like the word "single-tenant" for bringing up the idea :)

Sometimes, I feel it would be great to have such a piece of software running on a standard computer, not 24h/24h online. But this brings challenges for exchanging the data between nodes...

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@aral Maybe we could rely on trustful relays (let's say 2 of them for availibility) that we select, and use as a post office. This brings back some centralisation, but we would not be dependant of the relay if we can choose any, including our own "single-tenant" (in which case, of course, there is not much added value for the non 24h/24h running tool, except if we separate client UI and messaging).

Just throwing some ideas :)
(I have no time at hand for now for doing anything concrete)

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