In preparation for POTENTIALLY deleting my #Keybase account at some point in the future, I've created an Identities page.

Keybase aside, it's probably good practice for me to maintain something like this on my own site.


But... Can you really delete your #Keybase #identity? Isn't that the point of #blockchain? That there's a permanent record? 🤔

(I'm not a #geek or #techie, by the way. So maybe I'm not understanding this right.)

Anyway, I'm keeping mine, even though I've already got a list of my identities on my personal #website. 😶


@evelynyap @kev Keybase is not a global blockchain. Every profile has its own tree of crypto verifications. You can't delete something without proof from your profile but you can drop the whole thing.

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☝️ Me dropping the whole Thing doesn't mean the Thing will cease to exist.

Question is: WHY use #keybase? The point for me joining it was so that there's an outside entity that helps #prove or #verify my other #online #identities as truly being mine.

Fear and distrust of every large entity is, weeeeell...

We could* be all* #hermits and create our own private little uber safe internets. But that wouldn't really be a true #internet, would it?


> We could* be all* #hermits and create our own private little uber safe internets. But that wouldn't really be a true #internet, would it?

I’m not sure I agree with this. Having our personally owned space on the Internet, that’s all interconnected, is exactly what it was all about back in the day. It’s also what the #IndieWeb are trying to achieve.


Hmm 🤔 Maybe I'm lost on #tech definitions and meanings.

We can have our own personal web space or server space. And be disconnected from everything else, like a school or company #intranet. Yes?

But we want, and are still connecting to, the outside. The #internet.

To be total* hermits, we wouldn't be on the #internet at all. But look at us. We're in it. We want it. There's no "dropping it". It's #MissionImpossible 🤔?

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@evelynyap I see what you're trying to say. I just think that someone who wanted to be a true hermit wouldn't be interested in having a place to verify their identity (like Keybase or their own site) in the first place.

@evelynyap @kev I agree that there is value in a place other than your own to verify the identity, and fulfills that role well.

In my opinion, their cryptographic setup is sound and there are no privacy or security risks even with new owners.

I can agree on not wanting to invest much in Keybase when you're unsure about their future, but I see no reason to now unless you want to point a middle finger to them and Zoom for the acquisition.

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