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Hey kids when you're designing awesome decentralised stuff, don't forget discoverability. I mean podcasts, conceptually, are perfectly decentralised but when I ask someone about their podcast 90% of the time they tell me to look it up on iTunes.

Federated Republic of Sean @freakazoid

@mike Which is weird since you can find most podcasts by typing "<title> podcast" into your favorite search engine.

All other decentralized things would benefit greatly from some kind of searchable recommendation sharing thingy ala del.icio.us.

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@freakazoid @mike that's something I need to do post about but we'd have to rely on each other for these posts. Like sharing our subscriptions as easily as we post text

@freakazoid @mike so true. I think about that a lot, a "decentralized del.icio.us"

Is anybody working on such a thing?


@freakazoid @mike

A decentralized one exists, I can't remember the name right now and it also isn't federated.

@teleclimber @freakazoid @mike

Shaarli was it. #selfhosted but not #federatedbookmarking (yet?). While looking for it in my pinboard bookmarks I also realized I hadn't bookmarked it which struck me as funny.


@freakazoid @mike I wonder if anything interesting that way will come NLnet Zero Discovery...