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So it seems like we need two things to

2013-03-14 16:16:10.970894+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

So it seems like we need two things to replace Google: Distributed search, and crypto-email. How do we do these things?

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-16 01:49:58.433586+00 by: Larry Burton [edit history]

What I want is an aggregator, stand alone or in my butt, that can securely log into my weblog and pick up my feed in a way that will allow that user to pick up a custom feed with only articles that user has rights to access. I then want my weblog to be able to generate a custom feed with only the articles that subscriber has a right to access and would allow me to group my subscribers so that it would be easy for me to exclude certain groups from accessing certain articles or permit only members of a certain group to access certain articles.

I then want the aggregator to to also be able to pick up a comment feed and sort the comments out to go with the article feed and article that comment belongs to. It would also be nice to allow the user to comment on the article from the aggregator.

I also want the aggregator to display articles in a chronological order that also took the current most comment into consideration in aging the article in the feed. That's sort of what I was playing with with Community of Dallas Bay.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 21:29:36.889829+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I've long fantasized about something that restricted searches to one or two levels of connection from friend's blogs. Sure, there'd be attempts to game that, but it can't be any worse than what currently happens when one attempts to search for recipes. On any search engine.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 19:19:08.753875+00 by: Jack William Bell

Why wouldn't a community ranking system work? Just rank the rankers using some kind of karma points.

Yeah, the end result would mean cat pictures get way too much search love, but that's already the case so no biggie.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-14 22:29:06.847838+00 by: TheSHAD0W

The problem with distributed search, if it were utilized to any significant extent, is the amount of resources which would be thrown at exploiting the system. The eyes of every businessman who sells "search optimization" service would light up. It would need an extremely robust security model, and using a community-based ranking system probably wouldn't work.

#Comment made: 2013-03-14 22:01:16.888232+00 by: Mars Saxman

So many things wrong with the Internet now, I don't even know where to start. The whole thing is starting to seem pointless.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-14 18:16:35.8088+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. Something like Petmail would be a good start on email, though it'd be really nice as IPv6 comes online to have that work peer-to-peer.

I haven't seen the distributed search yet, but I can imagine what I'd implement if I had the other people to help make it happen... Don't have a business model, though.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-14 17:32:19.706226+00 by: Jack William Bell

I suspect all the required technology already exists. So we really have a packaging and documentation problem.