So Decent is pretty fucking amazing!
Check it out on: http://gwenbell.com
(An in-browser social network based on Scuttlebot and Minbase with seamless on-boarding. Seriously easier to get started with than a centralised social network like Facebook. Very, very impressed!)
PS. I’m @aral on there.
@Stoori Unrelated. It’s based on Dominick Tarr’s Secure Scuttlebutt database and Scuttlebot library.
@how Just followed you back there. I do have my concerns about the social aspects of an append-only log (e.g., no deletes, ever) but also not sure how you would handle replication otherwise in such a system…
@aral heh. Nothing is perfect. But the entry point is as low as loading a Web page, there is progress :)
@aral Wow!, pubkeyhashes work better here than with Tox! You don't have to copy & paste them around.
http != secure
It seems the SSB stack will secure your private messages client-side, and the Merkle tree ensures your public messages aren't tampered with in-flight, so there's that. Eve with WireShark can presumably still read the public messages you're writing/reading, and your private messages' ciphertext.
See http://decent.gwenbell.com/#%kqRNdQ9uSAr+DpB/J9a5shF/5P/yOvsWOM1bfMU3vQQ=.sha256 which recommends running Decent server locally & reverse-proxying. Much like Mastodon Fediverse, but with SSB.
This is my personal Mastodon.