if contributions arent being used efficiently . Or there’s not transparency. Or if fluid charitable value is of the wrong form or should be non-fluid. Fluid being… money or time. Non-fluid being… direct effort to achieve goals with overall reliable success.
I am not necessarily talking about ethics.
I like the idea.
I often wonder how much value and potential, informal citizen journalism could achieve.
Wikipedia launched Wikitribune. It struck me as an attractive idea of employing volunteers at the street level to go out an interview persectives from the community and publish them. Great for low level stuff. Maybe not so much for high level stuff.
Theres the question of wether people will be willing to put in the work for the indirect reward of more independant society.
an offline version of the internet would be cool.
and i think it’s very possible for like-minded people to create a quality subset.
but to duplicate the whole trash dump of mostly spam… yeah that’s gonna require more storage capacity than most people have. [except maybe on the cloud]
so, to conclude:
i think it’s totally possible!
it just needs to be highly selective for community curated quality content.
if people would host topic specialized instances of yacy then we’d be all set.
unfortunately, reliability and resource demands are problems that casual yacy hosters would suffer from.
something like tantivy would be much more reliable for topic specialized instances but it doesn’t make use of peer2peer resource sharing. what if we just had a lem community where people request quality information from a query/question/subject?
most kinds of tracking will real a thing or two about what a person is thinking. literal brain tracking is the threshold of where people become concerned.