MeowCat, a new kind of internet conversation platform

I’ve recently been building a website, MeowCat.

What’s MeowCat? A very short answer would be: it’s a better Twitter. More accurately, it’s a new kind of internet conversation platform.

Right now, it combines the best features of Twitter, blogging, Usenet and bulletin boards. Later it will include private messaging features, similar to email or facebook.

Its long term goal is to enable anonymous public communication and secure private communication in such a way that governments will not be able to spy on its users, or to shut it down without shutting down the whole internet.

Try MeowCat for yourself, and let me know what you think.

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4 Responses to MeowCat, a new kind of internet conversation platform

  1. John says:

    Can we stop calling online privacy “Privacy” and start calling it more a more accurate term like “Discreet”? If you are not in the same room, it is not private, as it leaves your private physical domain. As you cant guarantee the route with something like the internet, it doesn’t make sense at all. Realistically, you can’t have privacy when it involves traveling via other people’s property. This is the way commercial services fool people into double think by having so called ‘privacy policies’ but always get around it legally because it is involves their private property too.

    I know this sounds nit picky but its about trust and discretion, not privacy. Human rights such as whistle blowing etc would not be possible without loss of privacy. A message/idea can only be private if it never leaves your physical domain or you don’t tell anyone it. You make a decision to trust recipient and messenger. Same as if you did it in a private room.

    • Phil Hunt says:

      If you are not in the same room, it is not private

      You could equally argue that if you tell someone else, it is not private.

      As you cant guarantee the route with something like the internet, it doesn’t make sense at all.

      You don’t have to guarantee the route. If the message is encrypted, no-one apart from the intended recipeint can see what’s in it.

      A message/idea can only be private if it never leaves your physical domain or you don’t tell anyone it.

      Well, yes, but if you just keep an idea in your head, it’s not much use.

      Human rights such as whistle blowing etc would not be possible without loss of privacy.

      For whistle blowing, anonymity helps: so you can say something publicly, and no-one knows who said it.

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  3. iazban says:

    Wow….the combination of twitter and blogging. It seems like one of a kind.

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