Show HN: A decentralized semantic web built atop Activity Pub
This is a very early prototype. Help, comments, criticisms are all needed to help the project move forward.
>It closely follows (but is not fully compliant with) the Activity Pub protocol.
Are you aiming for posts from ChatterNet to be visible to the rest of the fediverse (mastodon et al)? How will that look from the POV of the mastodon server?
You say "Self-moderating: a user has enough control over what they receive to reject spam content", but it's unclear what that means. Are you telling me I'm going to have to keep saying "I don't want to hear from ViagraSupplier1493956" every time ViagraSupplier1493957 makes a new account? Won't they just automate creating new accounts so I continuously have to reject them?
Or is this an opt in system? That's not what the word "reject" means to me, but it's the other "simple" alternative that I could imagine this describing. If so, is there literally way for a new user to onboard to this network except to convince people to start "listening" to them via side channels (like asking friends on other social media to follow them)? That's basically how things like substack work... I'm not sure I see it scaling.
I think it was one of the reddit founders who recently made the point that content moderation is fundamentally about increasing signal to noise ratio, and frankly I can't think of a harder problem. When you're trying to pitch a decentralized social network to me, it's literally the first question I have.
PS. The readme links to "https://chatternet.github.io/", but that doesn't exist.
>It closely follows (but is not fully compliant with) the Activity Pub protocol
Can you imagine to run a bridge server to the Fediverse? This should require a white-list to gain the trust of the peering nodes, though.