The World “Wild” Web
A new community effort to “rewild” the internet!
From a July 10th ZOG Blog post by Dr. Sovryn:
As a habit, I’ve come to the point where I don’t really like to talk about something unless it’s actually usable. New projects, new software, new games, new apps…you name it…if it’s not out there and usable (at least in beta form), I’m hesitant to talk about it at all.
But to break this “rule” (because that’s what rules are really for), I want to let you know what is going on here with certain sections of zog.ninja.
There are a few different sections (accessible at the top of the page) that say “COMING SOON” when you click on them, and indeed they really are coming soon, so let me describe what these are (concentrating particularly on two of them)…
The World Wild Web: Easily accessible via the URL “rewild.xyz“, this is a project I’m starting where I will list websites that have made it a point to create cohesive online “ecosystems” within themselves, with no reliance on social media (ie: Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for the users to access content. I will also discuss there the “philosophy” of the necessity of this, as too many projects (liberty-oriented or not) are depending more and more on third-party services like social media to achieve their goals and to spread news and content. I think this is a recipe for disaster. Companies like Google are notorious for removing entire feature sets and capabilities with practically no warning, and if your online ventures and engagement were reliant upon those third-party services, you’d be completely out of luck and could have a total loss of your business or audience. Also, these third-parties generally have no real concern for the human liberties of your clientele or audience, and are major supporters of the “Surveillance State” and “Surveillance Society” that we live in, so moving away from those third-parties is essential to have actual freedom in your life, in my opinion. I also fancy the idea of reintroducing the one-time popular idea of “webrings“, which would also get people away from the use of privacy-encroaching search engines. It’s what I call “rewilding the Web”, and I consider it an important cause until the day comes when we have actual P2P networks (ie: MaidSafe, ZeroNet, Maelstrom, etc.) up and running in full stride.