BitTorrent is one swarm per torrent. IPFS is one global swarm. I keep wanting to see that mutational middle space of fluid swarms at multiple scales embedded in good old fashioned anti-algorithmic frequently-forking social negotiation

the tracker/client social model only the clients can federate arbitrarily but the trackers exist as the governance and communication media and I know someone has done this.

tracker/peer social model, tracker/client tech model, semantics.

looking for a p2p system that has a notion of "friends" and "groups" even if it's offband

@jonny matrix p2p would do it, not quite out of alpha though

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@jonny right? Also, they are doing some very cool stuff with their pinecone overlay network, see for instance: matrix.org/blog/2021/05/06/int

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