Re: On the current decentralisation movement

This is like a reply or more like, my thoughts after reading the post from Manu

I've been on the same train for a while but did end up creating a twitter account which helped get a few more ideas to build on from people I envy or wish to be like1 in the developer space and I think twitter or now, mastadon , are an important place as the gathering platform for multiple people with rather low friction compared to building a blog and that's what people and devs are probably running towards again?

Like, having your own website and blog is significantly easy for me but that might not be the case for everyone, I've seen devs who haven't made a simple portfolio for themselves online cause it's too hard to understand DNS, Hosting, etc for them but then they have a Twitter account. I guess it's more about the convenience of setting up that makes the whole situation a problem that devs want to solve.

So, in my head the solution people are chasing for isn't decentralisation but how to make it convenient for the majority of the humans.

But then the argument stands, if you do host it somewhere you still can be thrown out based on the hosting providers rules, so maybe get a Raspberry Pi and a battery module and a solar module and run it off of that, but then the site might have down time.

That doesn't really matter since if you have an RSS feed for your blog, since it's a single file that readers will fetch once(per interval) so if it's online once per day, that should be enough.

Overall, I think the majority wouldn't care about it and never really cared about it and the convenience of being able to connect with a ton of people does just work for them.

Maybe like Manu, I'm just some dumb guy overthinking this all out cause I've been using the solution he provided for a while but then other people might just prefer the social media vibe?

I'm not good at figuring out humans, tech is much much easier.

  1. preact-native being one such example ↩︎