Grub Street Progress

in #grubttreetvideo5 years ago (edited)

Amy James presents Open Index Protocol at the Texas Bitcoin Conference

Think of the internet as 3 stages of development;

  1. Legacy (Http, .com, etc,)
  2. Cloud, Gen 2, .io, Uses HTTP but the content is hosted at multiple servers,
    3.. Web 3, Using Blockchain and peer to peer distribution.
    The race between .io cloud-based web2 and web 3 peer to peer networked web is, to use the hackneyed old analogy, the Betamax v VHS battle of the 2020s. or mini disc v cd etc.

OIP, Alexandria is the front runner for web 3 right now, I am due to talk with its CEO, Devon, tomorrow, I am hoping to come to an agreement to develop a Europe based Alexandria covering Digital Media with order fulfillment for analogue, Discs, Books, Artwork, Even Magazines.
The IO leader as far as mass adoption platforms are these people. Minds is built on top of "elgg" this

Then there are things like Steemit,
and bittube
which deliver content live on the distributed web 3 and have varying degrees of Monetisation sophistication.

and Joystream

Apparently Sparta broke and Athens has been re-settled, All roads lead to Alexandria it seems.

Thinking out loud here, this is cutting edge stuff and the decision of whether to choose "elgg" or "OIP" is a key one,
tokenisation is a trivial aspect, in my opinion, functionality from
means that providing free promo tokens which are readily available in legacy web and having marketing tokens on a blockchain seems like a waste of resources to me. see Rouge tokens for one instance of this,

On IPFS getting content to be interactive is still a non-trivial problem, IPNS and using a server-based domain can ameliorate the problem but of course, the Cloudflare servers are a point of DDos and potential state censorship interference.

if you have not instaled IPFS and do not have an IPFS daemon running you will not be able to open the above link.
This is on the face of it a small problem but switching out of mail clients and social media such as Twitter, Google and Facebook require a bridge and that bridge will be in place for some considerable time a decade or two at a guess, but who knows?
so, for now, that link is here and subject to take down

and one more for luck

Individual blogging and stand-alone web sites on Web 3 will not trouble the powers that be even quite popular ones, the problem of censorship starts if people really take notice and where the content starts cutting through to
the top 5-10,000 web sites worldwide view counts fall off dramatically and most of the revenue in the web and audience attention is concentrated in the top few thousand web sites.

A game anyone can play, I will end there for now and will solidify some further thoughts if nowt conclusions later.


regarding censorship. this is hosted in Sweden because every other place in the world would have blocked the servers,

The answer is this.

FirstImmune GCMAFF pioneers web site distributed copy on IPFS

“Next plung’d a feeble, but a desp’rate pack,
With each a sickly brother at his back:
Sons of a Day! just buoyant on the flood,
Then number’d with the puppies in the mud.
Ask ye their names? I could as soon disclose
The names of these blind puppies as of those.”(B 305–310)
Pope The Dunciad.

Here is the News, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) No Ownership of the track
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Here Is the News · Electric Light Orchestra


℗ 1981 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Released on: 1981-08-01

Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocal, Electric Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocal, Composer, Lyricist, Producer: Jeff Lynne
Background Vocal, Bass Guitar: Kelly Groucutt
Conductor: Rainer Pietsch
Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer: Richard Tandy
Drums, Percussion: Bev Bevan
Mastering Engineer: Joe Gastwirt
Mastering Engineer: Joseph M. Palmaccio


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