A quick writeup and overview of the first redecentralize conference from 2015. Written for the FLOSS newsletter in Nov 2015, reproduced here in its former glory
When Google announced the retiring of Reader, once again I found myself doing the cloud service shuffle. While many looked to Feedly as the heir apparent of Google Reader, I decided to take control and end the cycle of shepherding my data from one cloud service to the next
I went to a Redecentralize meet-up the other day (3rd December, as it happens) and thoroughly enjoyed myself meeting a bunch of people and finding out what they did and how they saw the internet playing out both short and long term.
Why are people motivated by... 1) Privacy. 2) Resilience. 3) Competition. 4) Fun