I’ve put my slides from yesterday’s talk, ‘People might actually use this’ online with accompanying text. It’s not a transcript, but when the video is up, I’ll post it (with captions) so you can get a real idea of how inarticulate I am in person. noti.st/laurakalbag/Ot8Mx4/sli

@laura Nice presentation. What are your thoughts on ids used by decentralized apps? Specifically allowing users to bring their own id, authenticator and server portability. For example, Mastodon and Matrix fail in these regards.


@aswath could you give me an example of what an alternative might be? (I’m probably being ignorant here…)

@laura Mastodon as an example, you can not bring your own id, can not take the id when you change the server. What good is it that it allows data portability? We end up with the same issues as email.

Instead if it had used a scheme where we could bring our own URL, which specifies the server (as in HEAD) and use auth scheme like indieauth, then data portability is more meaningful.

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