Superhighway84

Superhighway84 is an USENET-inspired decentralized internet discussion system, featuring a retro text user interface and powered by IPFS and OrbitDB.

Superhighway84

With the emerge of all different kinds of Omniverses and Metaverses I decided to counter these trends by bringing back the good old days of communication via simple text interfaces – but with a modern twist.
Driven by curiosity to finally implement something on the InterPlanetary File System, I set out to build a USENET-inspired and fully decentralized discussion system. Being fully decentralized and thereby factually serverless, Superhighway84 is a people-owned, uncensorable alternative to proprietary and/or centralized platforms.

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       ::: USENET-INSPIRED DECENTRALIZED INTERNET DISCUSSION SYSTEM :::


  The V.H.S. (Very High Speed) Superhighway84 platform is more than just the
fastest decentralized, usenet-inspired communications platform available. It is
 also the first one to be based on the latest IPFS technology available today!

    Superhighway84 offers the most spectacular features under the Spectrum.
                                       
                             100% Error Protection
                         Data and Character Compression
                         Alternate Bell Compatible Mode
                         Long Haul Satellite Operation
                              Network Diagnostics
                                 Fallback Mode
                                    And More!


      The Superhighway84 modern decentralized internet discussion system.
                         It should cost a lot more than $0.

Superhighway84 is using berty’s Go implementation of OrbitDB, which allows it to maintain a publicly writeable database that is shared across all participating peers over IPFS. Its text user interface is powered by the great tview library and is kept intentionally minimal and simple. For reading and writing articles it integrates with your preferred $EDITOR, so that you can easily integrate Superhighway84 into your existing workflow.

Superhighway84

Superhighway84 is open source software and can be downloaded from GitHub. Pre-built releases are available for Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Plan9, macOS and Windows.

Superhighway84 on GitHub
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