P2P Social Networking

As I’ve said before, the attempt to censor conservatives will just result in a bypass arising that lets folks continue to post their views, while leaving the censoring platforms. (So Twitter, YouTube and Facebook can create competition to take approximately 1/2 their business. Shareholders take note.)

I’ve posted many links to “Timcast” videos. He’s a ‘slightly left’ person who is also a free speech advocate. He’s also “mixed race” (IIRC mom was Korean). Yet he is starting to get the same “treatment” handed out to conservative voices. For that reason, he has “diversified” his platform to include “minds.com” and regularly asks folks to check him out there. Well, I finally go around to it.


I’ll continue to post the YouTube video links, just because Woodpress lets me post them for free but I have to buy an upgrade to do other videos. This site looks like an alternative to Gab.ai as a ‘talk space’. Lots of folks have links to their YouTube videos, so this looks more like a Facebook or Twitter alternative.

BUT, more of my viewing & reading time is moving to “other platforms”. Now to include Minds.

Where minds gather

We are an open source and decentralized platform for Internet freedom. Get paid in crypto for your contributions to the community.

“Decentralized”… gotta love it ;-)

Our core principles

Nonpartisan (r)evolution of ideas and global consciousness

Real world solutions with free speech, co-ownership and open discourse

Privacy and transparency with encryption and open source software

Here’s a sample from the top page right now:


(Subverse Newsroom)
MAY 1, 2019, 4:01:57 PM
David Fuller runs the Rebel Wisdom YouTube Channel, which does long form philosophical discussions with figures like Jordan Peterson, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, and many more. We talked to Fulller about why he left the BBC and Channel 4 to focus on documentaries and interviews around often controversial topics.

Bill Ottman

(Subverse Newsroom)
APR 24, 2019, 4:01:53 PM
The EU voted to create a database of biometric information of over 300 million EU and non-EU persons. The US wants to implement a biometric exit system in airports, and researchers figured out how to trick object-recognition cameras.

Matt Christiansen

APR 10, 2019, 6:30:33 AM
Bernie Sanders has agreed to participate in a town hall event on Fox News, and instead of praising him for discussion across ideology, supposed watchdog Media Matters is ripping him for normalizing Fox. New video:

Are there others? Oh yeah… More than I can research at the moment. Here’s a partial list from the first page of DuckDuckGo search (speaking of bypass… I don’t use Google any longer):

#1 Social Network Platform | Create Your Own Social Network 

Used by Lady Gaga, the MLBPA, Manchester United Supporter Group and 
others. Join millions of other community members.

PeerSoN - Peer-to-Peer Social Networking
Search domain peerson.netpeerson.net
Extending the distributed nature of the system, we investigate how 
to integrate such peer-to-peer social networking with ubiquitous 
computing and delay-tolerant networks, to enable direct exchange of 
information between devices and to take into account local information.

p2p social networking with Rotonde & Beaker - LOUIS
Search domain louis.center/p2p-social-networking/https://louis.center/p2p-social-networking/
p2p social networking with Rotonde & Beaker Rotonde is an 
experiment into the idea of self-hosted social media feeds. As 
described by its own specification , it is "platform agnostic", 
meaning that it doesn't need to be tied to a specific website, 
service or API.

Distributed Social Network Projects - P2P Foundation
Search domain wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Distributed_Social_Network_Projectshttps://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Distributed_Social_Network_Projects
A distributed social network allows for multiple servers to host 
user data. These servers communicate and provide one another with 
the user data.

Introduction to Peer-To-Peer Software and Networks
Search domain www.lifewire.com/p2p-networking-and-software-818019https://www.lifewire.com/p2p-networking-and-software-818019
Many businesses have been inspired by the success of P2P 
applications and are busily brainstorming potentially interesting 
new P2P software. However, some in the networking community 
believe that the success of Napster, Kazaa and other P2P 
applications have little to do with technology and more to do 
with piracy.

PeerSoN: P2P social networking - dl.acm.org
Search domain dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1578010https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1578010
To address privacy concerns over Online Social Networks (OSNs), 
we propose a distributed, peer-to-peer approach coupled with 
encryption. Moreover, extending this distributed approach by 
direct data exchange between user devices removes the strict 
Internet-connectivity requirements of web-based OSNs.

Pandora (p2p social network) - P2P Foundation
Search domain wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Pandora_(p2p_social_network)https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Pandora_(p2p_social_network)
Pandora is a free peer-to-peer social network application. Pandora 
provides functions of instant messenger, audio and video chat, 
trading platform, commercial system, payment system, distributed 
development system, file exchange and vote system.

Magna - P2P Social Networking - YouTube
Search domain www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1dujrhGvBQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1dujrhGvBQ
Magna - P2P Social Networking Jan Domanski. Loading... Unsubscribe from Jan Domanski? ... P2P Framework hosting a P2P-based Social Network (LifeSocial) - mute - Duration: 8:55.

 PeerSoN: P2P Social Networking — Early Experiences and Insights
Search domain www.peerson.net/papers/sns09peerson.pdfwww.peerson.net/papers/sns09peerson.pdf
describes the prototype built for the P2P infrastructure for 
social networks, PeerSoN. We also share early experiences and 
insights gained from building the prototype. In the remainder 
of the paper, we briefly describe our ap-proach to privacy-preserving 
social networks, PeerSoN, in Section 2 and outline the typical 
features of OSNs and their

Student's brilliant idea: A peer-to-peer social network • The ...
Search domain www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/25/peerbook_p2_social_network/https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/25/peerbook_p2_social_network/
One of the first steps towards a P2P social network is distributed 
authentication, and one of the biggest steps here was taken by 
Livejournal and Deadjournal when they implemented LJ creator Brad ...

Social peer-to-peer processes - Wikipedia
Search domain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_peer-to-peer_processes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_peer-to-peer_processes
Social peer-to-peer processes are interactions with a peer-to-peer 
dynamic. These peers can be humans or computers. Peer-to-peer (P2P) 
is a term that originated from the popular concept of the P2P 
distributed computer application architecture which partitions 
tasks or workloads between peers.

Pretty clear that attempting to have Central Control on Speech and Thought just causes the creation of the undergound bypass. The People To People channel always rises. Be it by passing mimeographs or word of mouth or phone to phone, or new P2P Social Networks. “The bits will flow”.

As a footnote, here’s the link to InfoWars on the Bitchute video sharing site:


Then the top level entry point for all sorts of interesting videos you won’t get on YouTube:


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6 Responses to P2P Social Networking

  1. Ossqss says:

    Just my thought!

  2. Larry Ledwick says:

    Another example is Gab the new gab browser (work in progress) and their “Dissenter browser extension” which allows you to comment on any web url on the web and the owner of that URL has no control over your comments.

    Dissenter browser extension

  3. Larry Ledwick says:

    A bit more:

    Twitter and google have already kick started their competition but it will take a while to flesh out the resources but all the technology exists or is being implemented.

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    FireFox have just pushed an update that kills “unapproved” extensions, including Dissenter. This was likely aimed at Dissenter, but took out a whole lot of older (no longer maintained in many cases) extensions including some Password Managers…. leaving a lot of folks locked out of ALL the places they go. (Part of why I don’t use password managers…).

    IF you have FireFox, do NOT update it.

    So Chrome and Firefox have joined the “Info Wars” / “Culture War” on conservatives. I’m mostly running Chromium (and open source Chrome clone) and increasingly Brave or Pale Moon alternatives to FireFox. (I do still run FireFox on some systems where it’s the only thing installed).

    Remember that Opera was bought by the Chinese, so their “Turbo” feature that caches web pages on their server and sends it to you compressed is now also a “China sees everything you do” mis-feature.

    Good to hear that Gab is making their own browser. That will be a big step forward. It would also be nice if they were to make an alternative search engine… The PC Police have handed them a giant market that’s roughly the size of 1/2 of Mozilla, 1/2 of Facebook, 1/2 of Twitter, and 1/2 of Google, combined…

    There’s a whole army of Open Source Libertarians willing to work for free on the software side as the Open Source community.

  5. Larry Ledwick says:

    I use a password manager but it is a stand alone application and has the ability to dump a file of all your passwords which you can save as an encrypted file in another location. (keypass)

    To my mind right now the best search engine for most things is ixquick/start page, it queries google but isolates you from their system as it is an anonymized query coming from startpage.

    You still get the bias of google but without the tracking and with the reach of that search engine.

    To bypass the google bias of course you need to use non-google search engines.

    Yandex being russian is a good way to get “the other bias” from google but understand what it’s bias is Russian Centric, as Baidu is to China. Bing is the second most popular search engine and often has different selections from google on controversial topics.

  6. philjourdan says:

    Brave and Pale Moon

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