Bloggers, Artists, Writers, Developers, and Musicians would often be part of a “Webring” which is a group of links that can take the reader away from their site and over to someone similar. If the webring was big enough and certain people a part of that ring; The webring brought in a lot of traffic benefiting others. It was a very Niche thing that a community can get together and build up.
Wooo-boy here goes S reviewing another web3/crypto service!
You are absolutely right in the respect that we are reviewing a little site known as Odysee.com. A site that wants a piece of that sweet YouTube traffic out there but also has its own blockchain services powering it. We’ve been very critical about Web 3.0 services in the past such as PreSearch and now we really want Odysee to prove us wrong. After all, for those readers who come to my site, I’ve published article, after article, after article of YouTubes atrocities, and there came a point in our blogging career that frankly, we were sick of doing it because a blog is supposed to help you the reader. It’s supposed to offer an alternative to the wrongs that exist on the internet.
Is Odysee that solution? Is it here to save us from tyranny and censorship? Is Odysee also going to release us from the borderline Stockholm syndrome caused by YouTubes’ actions and decisions?
“Not entirely sure! Hopefully won’t bankrupt out like some other video server startups. Or it won’t get sued into oblivion.” – S
It’s time to shed some light and clarification on some of the things we do here.
Lately, we’ve gotten some feedback that people are getting our message and wanting to start a website which is excellent. The more people that start their own website means less centralization underneath the banner of a major conglomerate. Especially to those who choose a local or small web provider that gives you superior service versus the complete ambivalence of sites such as GoDaddy. Now for those who are interested in how we got into the blogging business, we have an article talking about how trials and tribulations from a shared hosting provider that only gave us 25MB of web space to the present time. We even have another article talking about how to start a blog right. This article mostly discusses the time frame and research it took to get where we are today.
Moz is a service that no one asked for. A variant of the old Google “PageRank” engine ideologies where just like that system is bases your ‘domain authority’ off of an obscure pyramid scheme of “more important” domains to prove your worth. MOZ isn’t the first to try to ‘rank’ the internet. There was WOT (Website of Trust) which had it’s own issues with legalities. And of course there’s the Amazon Giant in the corner “Alexa” which quietly monitors everyone’s website traffic if you want them to or not.
I don’t feel dirty saying it’s centralized because-
It’s the execution of a centralized network that makes centralization terrible! Not the model itself! The blog of S-Config is a centralized network. Meaning that individuals paid money to a data-center to host content at a single point of location for the rest of the internet to come in and acquire. This means that we share the same core philosophy as Facebook, Twitter, and the DOT com version of WordPress. But where we part ways is not forcing you to log in and identify yourselves. Because of this, we can no longer support decentralized networking. Especially services such as Mastodon and PeerTube.
It’s time for S to throw opinions down on a very boring subject.
Imagine that net-neutrality for a moment is a type of government. You as a citizen are given a choice. Either choose communism, or totalitarianism with just some sprinkles of cronyism. You are told that by masses of highly influential people to go with communism because it’s the lesser of two evils. Of course in this scenario you ask yourself:
Isn’t there a better choice? – S
Oh shit, now the glares are setting in. The shaming from your peers and friends begin to kick in as well. Read onward if you wish to hear rando-furry shouting at the clouds.
We would like to talk to you about the internet in general. Something which can be observed by simply looking at the address bar within your browser. The single most important tool of your browser as it tells you exactly where you are. By simply looking at where we are is when we can run the hypothesis as to where we are going. Our hypothesis may be a little bleak for some. If you are looking for happy news you may want to stop reading now. For everyone else then you may continue onward into the abyss.
The Directory Mozilla Open Source project ( DMOZ ) is now closed!
Standing tall for more than 19 years now the DMOZ has closed its doors to the internet. Source is WHOIS from January 2nd of 1999; To today where the announcement was made on their site March 17th, 2016. Also, there was two years where DMOZ/ODP was known as “Gnuhoo” which totals its 19-year existence. This news was discovered to us thanks to our broken links detection tool . WordPress users such as ourselves have this plugin installed. This hit us personally hard because of what the Open Directory Project stood for. Also, the simple fact that after many years that this very site was listed in the /Society/People/Furry/Personal Pages category of their site.
Furry Amino: Drink your Kool-Aid dietary supplement!
Here comes yet another chat system promising to bring the world together one community at a time in which that system is called “Furry Amino.” You’ve probably heard a lot of “YouTubers” talk because Furry Amino wants promotion through reviews. Guess what Furry Amino? We’re going to give you exactly what you wanted! Here is our unfiltered review about the latest and theoretical greatest in mobile technology which is Furry Amino. Let’s just say Furry Amino is a bit of a mixed bag. Read on if you want to know more.
Tor network privacy for the hyper-paranoid internet user.
Tor networks for those seeking privacy from the ever creeping internet that seems to want to know about your privacy. And no, we’re not talking about the government/NSA. They have a hard enough time sending my taxes to the right mailbox. We’re mostly talking about corporate data farming. And how we fully support anything that keeps the browsing habits away from governments and corporations only interested in getting the most pay-click out of your site. Whenever you type something into a search engine and suddenly it responds with items that are local only to the area that is a company using your IP address location against you in the hopes that you’ll respond better to one of their ads. That in itself is manipulating the internet in some shitty marketing tactic. instead of opening the internet for the user.