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Content warning: what's keybase? why are so many people talking about it right now? what's with all those "it is proven!" posts? (long, serious)

Content warning: re: what's keybase? why are so many people talking about it right now? what's with all those "it is proven!" posts? (long, serious)

Hope it will be available on Friendica soon too. 😀
https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues/7016

Content warning: what's keybase? why are so many people talking about it right now? what's with all those "it is proven!" posts? (long, serious)

verified in a different sense. verified on twitter means that twitter has verified you, but being verified via public key means that you have verified yourself.

Content warning: As a dumbass

it's basically a way to guarantee that you are who you say you are, and the websites/accounts you own are truly yours (and that fake ones aren't)

Essentially, a more open & versatile version of Twitter's Verified blue checkmarks.

While I like keybase, and what that team is trying to do, I have two things that really keep me from embracing it anymore. First is that the server-side software is not libre or self-hostable, kind of a bummer. Second is that their terms of service includes a binding arbitration clause that you cannot opt-out of. I think that is generally a pretty skeevy move for any company

it's certainly not needed for everyone! it's really more of an optional thing that's there if you want it.

i should probably clarify that this isn't really meant to explain why you'd use keybase, just how it functions :blobbun: