”Federated” / Decentralized Social Web – What happened? Can it happen?

From IIW
Federated/Decentralized Social Web
Thursday 1G

Convener: Kaliya Young

Notes-taker(s): Kaliya Young

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

Context History:


Live Journal (the home of the original OpenID URL)

My Space

WordPress and other Blog

Indie Web - Own do the main web site/hub - “this is me”

(With) Known - Ben Werd - https://withknown.com/

Microformats - http://microformats.org/

Distributed Social Web work at W3C

Social Verbs




Social Web Protocols

W3C Working Draft 02 November 2016


Building Blocks:

PubSub - Publish Subscribe



Next level of UX/UI was not there for RSS/Atom adoption across the web.

RSS - http://www.whatisrss.com/

Atom - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4287

Google KILLED Reader.

OAuth 1.0 - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5849

UMA - different access controls for different people

Self-Sovereign ID - DID

Existing CMSs Drupal and Wordpress

Patchwork - https://github.com/ssbc/patchwork

Terms Building Blocks by Customer Commons

End to End Encryption

Tor - https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

What we Need:

We need payments systems


Permission based advertising

Business Models that resource all aspects of the ecosystem

Group Chat —> Slack Plug In/Out

—-> Back channel for the network

IFTTT If this then that

Graph Database Tech

  • Apache
  • Constructing Graphs doing graph traversal
  • CounnDB

Centralized/Distributed How People Connected


core distain of Normals by

Blocking functionality

Group Tools.


Anti-GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) sentiment in Europe


Media “industry” freaking out over future business models and the power of platforms

Data Broker Evilness has grown and includes device tracking

Democracy Machine - John Gastil, is working on it.


Social Movement’s of Late including #ows, #BLM #teaparty

Brewster Khale

Reclaim the Web was expanded to Internet


Platform Cooperative - http://platformcoop.net/

Indie by Aral Balkan - https://ind.ie

$ Not coming back infrastructure developments