THIMBL
THIMBL
is a
microblogging
tool
THIMBL
doesn't involve
birds
THIMBL
or whales
because
THIMBL
is
decentralized
THIMBL
data is stored
on the users'
own server
THIMBL
requires no
software!*
              *...well, just a little bit!
THIMBL
connects to
the users'
server with...
SSH
& finger*
* what is a 1970s network protocol?
to access or
update their user
data
THIMBL
is based on
Mammatus
a distributed webserver that allows
fast and cheap scaling
MAMMATUS
is designed to create a highly available
cluster using simple
Virtual Private Servers, available for as
little as...
THIMBL
                        .net
does as much as it
can client-side,
to reduce load
HTML5, javascript engines, threadin...
THIMBL
          .net
can be run with just
finger and ssh
installed
THIMBL
could should be
CLONE
  CLONE
D     we don't care how, or why, just that it is
THIMBL
is a manifesto for
the open web,
written in <CODE/>
the major challenge for
the open web is political,
not technical   - Dmytri Kleiner
CAPITALI$M
will not fund
free and open
                platforms*
* because it needs to capture profits for investors
In order to capture profit,
capital financed platforms
      need to control user
 interaction and user data
Free, open systems must be built without capital
financing.
Thus, projects that intend to build free and open
platforms need to be extremely resource efficient
WHAT
 THIS
MEANS...
SMALL
simple, systems. built by
small, agile teams in
their spare time
                    quickly!
DESIGN
systems that can be
deployed using common
internet services,
cheaply
BUILD
on existing, established,
distributed platforms
where possible
i.e. email, usenet, irc, finger and not reinventing t...
THIMBL
achieves this by building
upon finger, ssh, http and
dns
THIMBL
becomes a highly
available, open source,
distributed social network
with very little new code
               see wh...
THIMBL
reduces development
effort by leveraging
existing free software as
much as possible
               Hi Twisted! Hell...
<intermission>phew</intermission>
THIMBL
is a performance
as much as a
platform
THIMBL
is a call to arms: focus on
simple systems, extend
established platforms

                 take note developers!
THIMBL
is OUR example
development has been
public using old and new
social networks
THIMBL
is promoting the
ideas behind what we're
doing as well as the
platform itself
the constraints of time
and resources are part of
our message
simple, early functionality
is part of our message
living in the cyberghettos
of free, open platforms is
part of our message
not keeping up with the
Joneses in well financed
web2.0 companies is part
of our message
THIMBL
will succeed with a
community. join us and
help make a free, open,
social network
THIMBL
is:
thimbl.net
telekommunisten.net
<socialNetwork>/thimbl
presentation by @mikepearce

           need help setting...
THX!
http://flic.kr/p/7bzdhi - savannah williams
http://flic.kr/p/7AqaXk - the loushe
http://flic.kr/p/EoUx - bayat
http:/...
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Thimbl is a Manifesto for the Open Web written in code.

The most significant challenge the open web will need to overcome is not technical, it is political.

Welcome to thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you're tired of being locked in to one micro-blogging platform, or a single social network. Or you're weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates in the pursuit of money, then thimbl is for you.

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  1. 1. THIMBL
  2. 2. THIMBL is a microblogging tool
  3. 3. THIMBL doesn't involve birds
  4. 4. THIMBL or whales
  5. 5. because
  6. 6. THIMBL is decentralized
  7. 7. THIMBL data is stored on the users' own server
  8. 8. THIMBL requires no software!* *...well, just a little bit!
  9. 9. THIMBL connects to the users' server with...
  10. 10. SSH
  11. 11. & finger* * what is a 1970s network protocol?
  12. 12. to access or update their user data
  13. 13. THIMBL is based on Mammatus a distributed webserver that allows fast and cheap scaling
  14. 14. MAMMATUS is designed to create a highly available cluster using simple Virtual Private Servers, available for as little as $5
  15. 15. THIMBL .net does as much as it can client-side, to reduce load HTML5, javascript engines, threading & workers all make this possible. Thanks guys!
  16. 16. THIMBL .net can be run with just finger and ssh installed
  17. 17. THIMBL could should be CLONE CLONE D we don't care how, or why, just that it is
  18. 18. THIMBL is a manifesto for the open web, written in <CODE/>
  19. 19. the major challenge for the open web is political, not technical - Dmytri Kleiner
  20. 20. CAPITALI$M will not fund free and open platforms*
  21. 21. * because it needs to capture profits for investors
  22. 22. In order to capture profit, capital financed platforms need to control user interaction and user data
  23. 23. Free, open systems must be built without capital financing.
  24. 24. Thus, projects that intend to build free and open platforms need to be extremely resource efficient
  25. 25. WHAT THIS MEANS...
  26. 26. SMALL simple, systems. built by small, agile teams in their spare time quickly!
  27. 27. DESIGN systems that can be deployed using common internet services, cheaply
  28. 28. BUILD on existing, established, distributed platforms where possible i.e. email, usenet, irc, finger and not reinventing the wheel
  29. 29. THIMBL achieves this by building upon finger, ssh, http and dns
  30. 30. THIMBL becomes a highly available, open source, distributed social network with very little new code see what we did there? ;)
  31. 31. THIMBL reduces development effort by leveraging existing free software as much as possible Hi Twisted! Hello jQuery!
  32. 32. <intermission>phew</intermission>
  33. 33. THIMBL is a performance as much as a platform
  34. 34. THIMBL is a call to arms: focus on simple systems, extend established platforms take note developers!
  35. 35. THIMBL is OUR example development has been public using old and new social networks
  36. 36. THIMBL is promoting the ideas behind what we're doing as well as the platform itself
  37. 37. the constraints of time and resources are part of our message
  38. 38. simple, early functionality is part of our message
  39. 39. living in the cyberghettos of free, open platforms is part of our message
  40. 40. not keeping up with the Joneses in well financed web2.0 companies is part of our message
  41. 41. THIMBL will succeed with a community. join us and help make a free, open, social network
  42. 42. THIMBL is: thimbl.net telekommunisten.net <socialNetwork>/thimbl presentation by @mikepearce need help setting up finger or ssh? get in touch!
  43. 43. THX! http://flic.kr/p/7bzdhi - savannah williams http://flic.kr/p/7AqaXk - the loushe http://flic.kr/p/EoUx - bayat http://flic.kr/p/K4QuW - CoreBurn http://flic.kr/p/4tc7qy - Cayusa http://flic.kr/p/Nitmw - Darwin Bell http://flic.kr/p/NhQ4f - Swiv http://www.flickr. com/photos/25787132@N06/4541845512/ - Ian Crowfeather thanks for the images!
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