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Bruce Schneier: Inrupt, Tim Berners-Lee's Solid, and Me


Schneier has signed on to TBL's "Solid" distributed self-host-capable social media platform company, Inrupt.
I have joined a company called Inrupt that is working to bring Tim Berners-Lee's distributed data ownership model that is Solid into the mainstream. (I think of Inrupt basically as the Red Hat of Solid.) I joined the Inrupt team last summer as its Chief of Security Architecture, and have been in stealth mode until now.

The idea behind Solid is both simple and extraordinarily powerful. Your data lives in a pod that is controlled by you. Data generated by your things -- your computer, your phone, your IoT whatever -- is written to your pod. You authorize granular access to that pod to whoever you want for whatever reason you want. Your data is no longer in a bazillion places on the Internet, controlled by you-have-no-idea-who. It's yours. If you want your insurance company to have access to your fitness data, you grant it through your pod. If you want your friends to have access to your vacation photos, you grant it through your pod. If you want your thermostat to share data with your air conditioner, you give both of them access through your pod.
This was one of the more interesting (though not yet ready for prime-time) options we looked at in the #Plexodus G+ shutdown migration.

HN discussion:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22395358

Reddit:
https://old.reddit.com/r/plexodus/duplicates/f88t2f/inrupt_tim_bernerslees_solid_and_me/

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/02/inrupt_tim_bern.html

#socialMedia #distributedNetworks #Federation #BruceSchneier #TimBernersLee #SolidProtocol #Inrupt
 
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ArchiveTeam uploading of Google+ content to the Internet Archive


So it turns out that fetching data from Google was only part of the archiving process -- the other is sending that to the Internet Archive. That's what this image (and link to the tracker) shows. About 2/3 complete by my eyeballing here:

https://atdash.meo.ws/d/3-kDz8Emz/telegraf-aggregated-stats?orgId=1&fullscreen&panelId=9&from=now-15d&to=now

(That's going to be relatively current for the next day or so, given it's a relative date offset of about 15 days.)

I've also heard that the Communities fetch may not have been as successful as hoped. Again, that was intended to capture effectively the paginated views of G+ communities, though it was an additional goal, and started late in the process. The contents should (mostly) make their way to the Archive, but it may not be easy to navigate by Community there.

And there is an Archive Team Google+ Archive Collection at the Internet Archive which makes navigation a bit cleaner: https://archive.org/details/archiveteam_googleplus

#ArchiveTeam #GooglePlus #internetArchive #plexodus
 

G+ Migration Post Mortem: What went well, what went poorly, what are lessons learned?


We're now well into the post-Google+ period, and I'd like to open up the question of how things went.

I've got my own mental list of things which went well or poorly in the process, of the latter, many of which involve myself.

This is open to contributions and discussion.

Discussion here or at PlexodusReddit.

There's a Plexodus Wiki Post Mortem page open as well.

#Plexodus #GPlusRefugees #GooglePlus #PostMortem
 

A set of 604 curated "locally notable" G+ profiles


https://pastebin.com/raw/0Wh4BJah

This list comes from a set of contributions from +Eli Fennell's listing here:

https://plus.google.com/110619855408549015935/posts/XrZkNKam1Jo

Though not strictly-speaking "signal flares", I've submitted the profiles to the Internet Archive's Wayback machine (scripted via the "Save" URL) -- that part took about 90 seconds. Sorting out grabbing all the profile names and IDs from G+ HTML (and wrestling with local systems) a couple of hours.

A really good reason to pin a #signalflare post is that that pinned post WILL SHOW UP IN THE INTERNET ARCHIVE when saved.

(I'll schedule another save or few of this through April 2.)

This'd be a good set of folks to keep tabs on and through whom to find others.

I'll be adding this to the #PlexodusWiki Notable Names Database (NNDB) ... eventually:

https://social.antefriguserat.de/

https://pastebin.com/raw/0Wh4BJah

#GooglePlus #GplusRefugees #Plexodus #SignalFlare #GplusContacts
 


ArchiveTeam uploading of Google+ content to the Internet Archive


So it turns out that fetching data from Google was only part of the archiving process -- the other is sending that to the Internet Archive. That's what this image (and link to the tracker) shows. About 2/3 complete by my eyeballing here:

https://atdash.meo.ws/d/3-kDz8Emz/telegraf-aggregated-stats?orgId=1&fullscreen&panelId=9&from=now-15d&to=now

(That's going to be relatively current for the next day or so, given it's a relative date offset of about 15 days.)

I've also heard that the Communities fetch may not have been as successful as hoped. Again, that was intended to capture effectively the paginated views of G+ communities, though it was an additional goal, and started late in the process. The contents should (mostly) make their way to the Archive, but it may not be easy to navigate by Community there.

And there is an Archive Team Google+ Archive Collection at the Internet Archive which makes navigation a bit cleaner: https://archive.org/details/archiveteam_googleplus

#ArchiveTeam #GooglePlus #internetArchive #plexodus
 

Friends+Me Google+ Exporter can still access images & video


If you're like me, well, first, my deepest sympathies, but you've used F+MGE to capture your posts and other text content, but were saving images for later, only to be caught by the Google+ shutdown.

Turns out that googleusercontent.com is still serving up those images (this may be data that's harder for Google to remove), so you can still fetch media content through Google+ Exporter.

Hop on that now if you're interested.

#GooglePlus #GplusRefugees #Plexodus #DataExport #FriendsPlusMe
 
Become a Diaspora Contributor

Let us count the ways:

1 Diaspora needs you!
2 Become a Part of the diaspora* Community!
3 Ways to Get Involved
3.1 Get an account 
3.2 Report bugs 
3.3 Test reported bugs 
3.4 Run a Community Pod 
3.5 Donate to your Podmin or Developers 
3.6 Request new features 
3.7 Start Meetups 
3.8 Provide Translations 
3.9 Write tutorials and user guides 
3.10 Add to the Wiki 
3.11 Grassroots Community Projects 
3.12 More Ways to Get Involved: 
3.13 Spread the Word

From the Diaspora Foundation wiki.

#diaspora #getInvolved #plexodus #gplusrefugees #distributedWeb
 
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