Happy birthday, America! Today I wanted to not just update DinsFire, but also elaborate on the overall concept. The idea is ambitious, but perfectly suited for the technology of today as well as shifts in social consciousness: largely (if not entirely) replace centralized, state-sponsored intelligence agencies with open-source, publicly driven organizations which largely perform the same functions but in decentralized collectives.
What then, does decentralization mean in this context?
Using traditional, central intelligence agencies like the CIA and Mossad as models you will find organizational patterns common among them. Here for instance is the organizational structure of the CIA:
Common among these organizations is the "Office of the Director" or some office, led by an executive officer, which gives out commands to the lower tiers. In the case of the CIA this central director is appointed by the President, who himself is also a central executive officer for the United States. All in all citizens of the United States have very little participation in the overall intelligence community.
To decentralize this process and change this way of thinking one of the key ideas would be to eliminate the arbitrary definition for "director" and allow any given individual the ability to become a director themselves without intervention of some supreme executive authority.
While some may feel this gives too much access to power too readily, one simply has to expand their idea of what a director is in reality. Already in human nature it is true that only around 10% of people will actually assume leadership roles and responsibilities.(1) Essentially even if you were able to make everyone a director (like moderators on Reddit) you would not have an overabundance of people clamoring for more work and responsibility.
This is where you create a process, similar to blockchain technology's concept of a witness, in which directors are appointed amongst themselves in addition to having actual contributions to the platform or overall objective. Decentralized of intelligence could also utilize such blockchains (ie. Graphene) for all kinds useful functions as community-driven, dynamic objectives and "missions" to be carried out by agents.
In essence the idea is to remove centralized authority over the intelligence gathering, analysis and reporting process. Just as the Founding Fathers sought to create a federation of independent states to buck the shackles of a central monarch from a foreign country, I seek to create a truly independent collective of intelligence groups to dispel the darkness of misinformation and ignorance.
There is still much, much to be done but one addition to the actual DinsFire platform for today was the re-configuring of lists and posts for speed and efficiency. Rather than immediately showing the post thumbnail and excerpt, for instance, DinsFire feeds are now expandable lists. This cuts the time down for loading feeds, even with custom queries, down to around 4-5 seconds for rendering all tabs and just a matter of seconds for loading more posts.
In the next day or so I hope to add a custom feeds feature (similar to https://esteem.life) where new tabs can be opened to get posts from different tags and authors and possibly even external RSS feeds. I will also begin creating the first directors, who will eventually be able to flag posts for their relevance to directives/missions as well as the overall quality of the information and its source.
Look forward to much more excitement from https://dinsfire.org! Happy Independence Day!