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OSS cross-platform F2F secure decentralized social networking platform?
random retroshare user Show this Post
01-26-2014, 04:16 PM #1
random retroshare user Incognito Anonymous
I know we're all going to die.... but meanwhile,

"RetroShare is a Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform. It lets you securely chat and share files with your friends, family and coworkers, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication. RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels"

Doesn't that sound like a nice alternative platform for Kritterbox?

For example, with the Feed Reader plugin you could have it automagically import new threads into a separate anonymous forum inside RetroShare.

And it is already possible to run RetroShare on a VPS, over a VPN or even over Tor but your friends (the connexions you make in RetroShare) will still know your IP. However with the next release an option to establish the connections over a tor hidden service is also in the making which will allow users an extra layer of anonymity over the security already offered.

RetroShare also replaces IRC with totally anonymous chat-lobbies, TorChat for encrypted chats and Skype for encrypted VOIP conversations.

I could go on, but it's best you check this out for yerselves if you haven't already:

(should get yous started, further posts worth reading in the column on the right)

Official download page:
(I'd personally recommend using the portable version since it locates everything into a single folder, which for example is easily moved onto a (encrypted) usb -stick and carried along in my pocket)

In hope of seeing more kritter activity in the RS-universe,

01-26-2014, 04:23 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,138 Threads:1,549 Joined:Feb 2011
I've heard about it, but that's about it. I need to educate myself on the matter.

Quote:a decentralised Friend-2-Friend network, which allows you to share stuff … not with the whole world… but with people you know and trust.

01-26-2014, 04:26 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,358 Threads:1,478 Joined:Feb 2011
It's a great idea, but getting others to participate is... well... dunno.gif Personally, I have nothing to say privately to anyone that I wouldn't say publicly.
God, I'm so boring gaah.gif sad2.gif

01-26-2014, 04:27 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,138 Threads:1,549 Joined:Feb 2011
I could call you many things, but boring ain't one of them. chuckle.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-26-2014, 05:18 PM #5
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
(01-26-2014, 04:26 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's a great idea, but getting others to participate is... well... dunno.gif Personally, I have nothing to say privately to anyone that I wouldn't say publicly.
God, I'm so boring gaah.gif sad2.gif

I know what you mean, but in the end you don't really need to get anyone else to participate than yourself, and the rest will follow eventually. RetroShare has actually gained a decent increase in userbase size lately, wonder why...

And it's not that I couldn't say the same things publicly, it's more of a principle; -a private chat is supposed to be private. On another note it actually seems free (public) speech on certain topics isn't all that "free" anymore and might actually land you in trouble...

Fact is that most people nowadays use more than one of these centralized social apps that more or less steal your content and spy on everything you do. Why not participate in trying out and possibly moving to a platform which provides all the functionality of current social networking sites/apps without anyone having to upload their data to third party servers controlled by NSA and their likes?

Setting up a RetroShare account is really easy, and enabling the Feedreader-plugin to import feeds through a proxy and relaying them into a RS-forum isn't much harder. After that all you need to do is wait (for the others) and see if the forum gets any activity/followers. If not, it would slowly fade away into nothingness due to the RS-forum distribution model anyway...

And besides, RS might actually make you seem more exciting BaconDance.gif
random retroshare kritter Show this Post
01-27-2014, 01:50 AM #6
random retroshare kritter Incognito Anonymous
Forgot of course to mention that one needs friends to start connecting anywhere with RS, and to ease this some activists are running public chatservers that you can befriend and get a list of chatlobbies that you can subscribe to and meet other people.

here are the two I think most "official" ones atm:
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-27-2014, 01:59 AM #7
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
(01-26-2014, 04:23 PM)Octo Wrote:  I've heard about it, but that's about it. I need to educate myself on the matter.

Quote:a decentralised Friend-2-Friend network, which allows you to share stuff … not with the whole world… but with people you know and trust.


One can actually share anything with anyone over RS and it's easy to layer friends in groups with differnet share permissions etc...

I hope you do educate yourself a little more on the matter, the RS kritters are waiting ;)

01-27-2014, 06:06 AM #8
Posts:4,546 Threads:1,029 Joined:Jun 2012
Just another way to get hacked
random kritter user Show this Post
01-27-2014, 11:28 AM #9
random kritter user Incognito Anonymous
(01-27-2014, 06:06 AM)KILLUMINATI Wrote:  Just another way to get hacked
Yeah, he's absolutley right. Forget I mentioned that damned thing violin.gif
01-27-2014, 11:47 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,358 Threads:1,478 Joined:Feb 2011

01-27-2014, 12:59 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,138 Threads:1,549 Joined:Feb 2011



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