https://www.wired.com/story/how-blockchain-can-wrest-the-internet-from-corporations The #encryptionists are trying to pushing there flagging project over the healthy #openweb reboot.
Q. need a new hashtag? lovers of blockchain (bloccatenaphile?) are a breed unto themselves, and not likely to be as sensible as some those who are in to encryption.
how broad is your definition of #encryptionist?
A. #encryptionists my “fuckyou” thoughts started with the #indymedia network. The #geekproblem installed a self signed certificate on the domain to increase “privacy” alongside not logging ip addresses on the local server.
The “good affect” only securaty theater, the bad affect, every user received a browser pop up saying “do not trust this site” and the IP addresses could just be collected “upriver” at the ISP/switch level by the state actors who were monitoring the project
The affect of not logging IP address locally was a rising deluge of spam and moderator burn out.
The was not democratic process on these changes, and no way to role them back or even address the issue. The project of over 100 globle news sites, with thousands of media creators and millions of users. Ossified and then died, the #dotcons soon replaced it.
#fashernistas moved on, the #openweb started to die.
The #geekproblem pushing #encryptionists agenders OVER #openweb projects.
The is a role for #encryptionists /closed but it’s on balance a smaller one than “open” is my core experience over the last 20 years.
All tech is “ideology” as code, we need to talk about this #4opens