web0 manifesto

“…web0 is web3 without all the corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley bullshit.”

Sign your name and join me in starting the year as you mean to go on: without tolerating any bullshit.

Happy New Year! :)

@kayfabeengineer Hiya – yeah; it’s how folks can find out who you are :)

@aral Pff! Cost of having a website as a student in turkey is a little bit salty. Due to that I don't have any.

@kayfabeengineer I hear you. I won’t be able to get back to you right away but send me an email at and I’ll see if I can help :)

@aral oh no - not that travesty. the real metaverse that we have been building all the time, but with the possibility of more dimensions and richer interactions.

@tomasekeli I’m afraid we’re going to have to call it something else :)

@aral @tomasekeli Eh, it's been a thing since before Facebook renamed themselves, let's not let them take it away from us!

@tomasekeli @aral Sounds neat! ... –ugh.

I don't like that whole "you Must Agree and it is Inevitable" stuff.

But the basic ides of "the metaverse is for all of us" is yeah.

@aral i think building that (virtual-reality/augmented-reality/extended-reality/spatial) on anything but the open web is a frightful mistake.

@aral I got "sorry" your site isn't loading. It forces me to use crypto on my public web site, but in #smallEngineering we have reservations against crypto *everywhere*, because it causes yet more energy wasting..

@gert Hey, you might have hit it just as I was updating it (literally several seconds) :) Sorry!

@aral Sorry, our sanitised version of the link you provided ( isn’t loading for us.

Reason, it is http

@gert @aral Ward Cunningham has a similar fight against HTTPS pushed by and thus also with Google. We happily ran our Federated Wiki on the web and authenticated against the empire, until they wouldn't, anymore. Because we're not on the right side of the web anymore. And have to follow suite, if we want to remain relevant.

@ailurocrat I’m afraid there isn’t a provision for that. But when you do have it… :)

@ailurocrat @aral what if you just put the link of your mastodon profile, or something like that ?

@ailurocrat PS. You could just link to your mastodon profile :) (Just saw someone do it; sorry I hadn’t thought of it earlier.)

@aral I don't understand the need to include blockchain when federated systems like #Mastodon and #Matrix already seem to work well? What am I missing?

@michael There isn’t a need; that’s why it’s not included :)

@aral Ah, apparently what I'm missing is functioning eye sight 😅

@aral Good start into the new year, indeed! Signed, of course 😃

@aral i don't understand, what does it mean to sign your website? what does that signify?

I got "Error: certificate has expired" for, but's certificates don't seem to be expired from my end, not for https, not for smtp starttls. help?

@aral Signed on for this statement. I've been trying to figure out a way to summarize the crowd that is driving the narrative with web3 that would be succint in it's delivery. At best, all I kept coming up with is "fucking corporatist pricks".


What does this even mean? What you're calling web0 is just the web. What's the point of this at all?

@danjones000 The web we have today is centralised. Google, Facebook, and other closed silos serving millions (sometimes billions) of people is not a decentralised system. That’s the point of this. Glad to wake up and see from the signatures that at least a few other folks agree :)

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