@darius Thank you for this! A quick thought about your note on neighborhoods—have you heard much of an ancient social network called Freenet and its Web of Trust idea? I got an oral history about it from someone who was there and thought of it while reading the end of your article: https://gist.github.com/fasiha/dc76cb34a20b1cef67bcba936bbb6bf3
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