Ambitious Decentralized Projects That Aim to Create a Better Internet

YaCy Decentralized Search

We have covered YaCy search and it is impressive. It is a decentralized search, based on P2P technology. The search index is present on each peer and this is requested by anyone who is connected to the peer directly or indirectly.
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The YaCy network treats all users as equal and it shares the index with all users. The index is managed by the users on the network, and everyone has a copy. So, it is very hard to censor results in YaCy. YaCy search is covered in detail in this post.

YaCy is a good idea. However, it is only for expert users. Moreover, a poisoned index can easily dominate a YaCy network. This makes it perfect for an idealistic world.

Decentralized ideas are drool-worthy. However, not all of them are able to add business value to the world. I really wish one of these projects give their better counterparts a run for their money.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.