An end-to-end encrypted (e2ee) peer-to-peer (p2p) network {on top of / embedded in / next to} the ActivityPub (AP) fediverse.

* AP clients that are also p2p nodes

* public initiation of messages (aka sliding into dms) is only possible if there's a {public key / p2p object-capability (ocap) identifier} in the AP profile

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* full spectrum of {groups / social contexts / forums} including

** e2ee group messages

** hidden groups with ocap invites

** visible groups with moderated signup and hidden content

** public groups with moderated signup and public content

** open groups with open signup and public content

Did I miss the next toot?

We're doing some of that (p2p network, each person or group gets their own instance, like I am posting from here).

Lots more to be decided. Will want some e2ee. Will probly use ocaps somewhere.

Did not understand "sliding into dms"...

Thanks. Not sure why that does not appear here, while your previous toot and this one do appear here.

Looks like you got your own one-person site, too.

But regardless, got plans to make that list of requirements happen? We'd be interested in at least half.

@bhaugen I have some inactive projects working in that direction, but after dividing time between my toddler and my job, there's not much left over for projects.

So, yeah. The hybridization of AP with p2p messaging and filesystems is an emerging trend. P2P is traditionally weak on discovery while federation is weak on privacy, so they compliment each other better than they compete. The actor model provides public key infrastructure while federated instances provide the digital equivalent of "meeting in public" for social interaction

@yaaps exactly that! Thank you for eloquently describing why it's a good idea :)

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