Secure Scuttlebutt

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Website https://www.scuttlebutt.nz
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Description Secure Scuttlebutt (ssb) is a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform used for offline-first peer-to-peer social networking, chess, secret recovery, and more.
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Related to Assembly Assembly:IT-Kollektiv, Assembly:Anarchist Village
Tags secure, scuttlebutt, p2p, decentralised, solarpunk, social, network, komona
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Secure Scuttlebutt (ssb) is a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform used for offline-first peer-to-peer social networking, chess, secret recovery, and more.

First off Scuttlebutt is a protocol on which many different kinds of apps can be built. As for the social network, there are many clients, just like there are many Twitter clients. It doesn't really matter which one you use. They're all talking on the same network.

Patchwork is the most polished client and it doesn't require you to know any geeky stuff. The only caveat is that it just wants to run on one computer, and your identity is tied to the files on the computer you install it on.

Scuttlebutt is the general idea or concept around all of this. It's definition is loose, and is often just meant to refer to this entire thing, in the way someone refers to "the internet" or "this afternoon". In this case, the thing is the idea of a network organized similar to an actual social graph, which communicates messages in a way similar to gossip.

It is the protocol through which we can exchange messages, read each others' feeds, and make friends. You could compare it to TCP, which is an underlying protocol for how devices connect to one another on the internet. TCP is a network protocol, though, while SSB is a local protocol. This means it doesn't require any sort of internet connection to work.

We will most likely gather somewhere in komona village at a set time each day to gossip and help people with installation. Details TBA.