>The world hasn't seen a network quite like Fediverse.
But it has seen very similar ones, eg. SMTP and XMPP.
You can call it Web 3.0 if youbwant but we're merely getting back to where we were in the 90s.
Since most of the web has been regressing towards mainframe age during the last decade, you could call this a success. But we have ways to go.
@strypey @drq IOW, we've took federated social networks and reinvented them over HTTPS. Also, considering that you could put links in emails, and that you could link to emails that were on a public mailing list archive, I think email has long been a federated hypertext social network.
Using HTTPS as a transport and browser-JS as UI doesn't fundamentally change what a federated social network is.
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