>0 peron @ 2021/10/04 20:29
Today, Facebook has fallen! Several associated data-gathering enterprises dependant of their co0mputer systems also interrupted their activities. Since I use Federated services, I feel safe. Anyone experienced difficulties on the Tildeverse while FB is going down?
>1 jacksonbenete @ 2021/10/07 18:30
>>OP Well I don't visit Tildeverse everyday so I didn't noticed any issues. I still don't know why FB went down as I'm not paying much attention to newspaper lately. But I can say that, I felt free and easier without my phone alerting about new messages on WhatsApp. There's something really nice about being unreachable, I guess that's about peace... I'm a Software Engineer but I kind of hate technology. At least, I hate what it turned to be, I used to like.
>2 rmgr @ 2021/10/07 22:55
>>1 I've recently turned off most of my notifications and it's heavenly. I leave my SMS app unmuted as I figure if it's REALLY important people are going to call me or send a text.
>3 ew0k @ 2021/10/10 06:21
>>1 The short of it is that facebook f-ed up their BGP (border gateway protocol) settings, causing their entire network to effectively disconnect from the internet. This even included the security of their offices and data centers: they had employees not able to enter because the card readers didn't work :D I'm actually becoming quite fond of twtxt as an alternative. Have a couple of projects around that I'm working on.
>4 jacksonbenete @ 2021/10/10 18:10
>>3 Interesting, didn't knew about twtxt. Sometimes I think about implementing my own protocol and service, just for fun. I'm thinking about something like gopher/gemini, but in a format like microblogging, but when you submit a "post", you also generate a document to be accessed like a hole/capsule. I don't know if it would work, but sometimes I like to think about new ways of doing things. :P
>5 skye @ 2021/10/11 02:55
>>4 I made a rudimentary version of something like what you were describing using cgi scripts on here. gopher://tilde.team/1/~skye/bbs . maybe you could take some inspiration from that?
>6 ew0k @ 2021/10/13 06:40
>>4 This page has the same format as a twtxt registry would deliver when asked for all posts: gemini://warmedal.se/~antenna/twtxt.txt And here the same page is rendered in a more gemini-friendly format: gemini://warmedal.se/~antenna/twtxt.gmi I think that's a pretty good compromise. Of course the main issue with twtxt is the same as RSS/Atom: no push updates. I guess that's the problem your custom protocol could solve.