Vía @lernys os traemos hoy a Thimbl .... que se nos presentan así en su web : Thimbl. Be followed at your own domain Free, open source and distributed micro-blogging
Thimbl is a Manifesto for the Open Web written in code.
The most significant challenge the open web will need to overcome is not technical, it is political.
Welcome to thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you're tired of being locked in to one micro-blogging platform, or a single social network. Or you're weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates in the pursuit of money, then thimbl is for you.
The Open Web can aspire to continue the peer-to-peer legacy of the classic internet applications.
Decentralized platforms such as Usenet, email and IRC where not controlled by any one organization, and do not directly capture profit. The web has been the focus of the commercialization of the internet due to it's client-server architecture that gives full control to the website operator. This control is required by the logic of Capitalist finance in order to capture value. Without such control profit-seeking investors do not provide funds.
However, this control comes at a cost. Centralized systems are far less efficient at managing online communications than decentralized systems. The corporate, web-based communication-platforms that emerged under the "Web 2.0" monicker are hungry for more than just Capital, the huge datacenters required to run them also consume massive natural resources and energy, and cause massive amounts of pollution. And yet desipite all, these platforms still commonly experience scaling issues and frequent outages, straining under the profit-imposed need to centralize control. And this is so, in a world where the majority of the global population does in practical terms not have access to the internet. Of course, environmental concerns are not the only issue with overly centralized systems, perhaps even of greater concern are the implications for privacy and freedom of speech and association when control of our social technology is held by only a few private corporations.(leer más...)