Okay, now that a few friends-of have been notified, please help boost so folks who weren't able to get on maly.io and other free speech Masto instances before they hit capacity know that the awesome https://freehold.earth is now open. :D
I'm increasingly inclined toward some sort of worn, replaceable, identifier. A signet ring with a very-near-field chip which could be held to an ID sensor on devices and specifically triggered. Or something operating similarly. "Something you have", replaceable, a specific interaction. Not generally readable from a distance.
I think the only thing that worries me about Mastodon at the moment is people impersonating others by using same handle on a different instance. Anyone have any innovative ideas on how to work around this? Is it fair to give everyone first dibs on their handle across instances? Is that even practical?
Curious how this will evolve. It seems we're all treating Mastodon like a centralized Twitter, just using decentralized generic nodes to access it. Maybe community-specific nodes should be more prevalent? That lends more meaning to the local vs global streams, and aligns with the fact your global username includes your local node as identifying and meaningful information.
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