Fang Talks

The heart is the strongest muscle.
11 02 17

Young networks

Supposedly comparable to the early internet.

Urbit’s chat channels have slowly been getting more and more active. And with European-ish timezones seeing new members as well, I spend both my morning and evening commutes just catching up with chat backlog. It’s crazy. I remember it being not like this no more than a couple months ago. Imagine what it’ll be like soon, I won’t be able to keep up with it all anymore!

As sad as I am about that (fear of missing out), it’s a really good sign. The platform is attracting a bunch of likeminded, kind individuals who together shape a small community that can sustain actual discussion (and occasional shitposting) nearly all day long. And that’s exactly what’s great about it, I can use it as my one-stop-shop to connect with likeminded people and talk about the things we find important.

As activity grows though, the demand for a better chat interface rises. And as that gets realized, splitting will occur. There is no doubt in my mind that 2017 will be the year in which I will no longer be able to follow at least more than half of the discussion that’s happening on the network. From a community perspective, we’ll be transitioning from usenet to the world wide web.

I’m too young to have experienced the internet in its infancy, but this seems like it is a similar experience and I love it.
~ Fang

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