I wrote about our increasingly urgent need for a distributed and open Web last week and I came across a Google+ post linking to Tent which is a protocol designed to help make that happen: Tent is a protocol for open, decentralized social networking. Tent users share content with apps and each other. Anyone can…… Continue reading Tent: a protocol for an open and distributed social Web
This Hangout with Vint Cerf and others exploring aspects of IPv6 is really interesting and when the participants started talking about direct device to device connections I couldn’t help but wonder if IPv6 won’t, perhaps, introduce more meaningful peer to peer/mesh networks which are less dependent on central hubs and closed systems. In other words,…… Continue reading IPv6 and the future of social networks
I dusted off Transmission this evening, updated it to the latest version and took it out for a spin. I am tormenting Ubuntu 11.10 just to see how effective BitTorrent can be as a file sharing service. Its great, works beautifully thanks to the many people who are seeding the file and that is one…… Continue reading What are the legitimate uses for BitTorrent?