Adding my voice to the chorus of people saying that Mastodon is really promising, but account portability is going to be a seriously limiting factor. I’ve seen the creator analogize it to email, but with email you don’t have to worry about porting a built-up network from address to address.

One idea that occurs to me: what if there was some kind of public key identity token you could move around and your network would follow? Basically something that says “This is where this identity lives now.”

Ian McKellar @ian
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@buzz I think keybase.io was trying to be this. Ultimately the DNS is the best distributed identity system we have. We're really bad at applying it to personal identity rather than service identity though.

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@ian @buzz I still like the idea of keybase.io. I just wish more services integrated with it.