Free, privacy-sensitive public communities
Mass communication without the mass surveillance
๐Ÿ‘€ Private
Aether is a peer-to-peer app, and it has no servers. A result of this is that source IP of any specific public post cannot (easily) be determined.
Most people use pseudonyms, though you can use your real name, or company. Aether is private by default, so that you can choose to be fully private, or fully public yourself.
๐Ÿ‘ป Ephemeral
Aether keeps a 6 months of content by default. It's gone after. If something is worth keeping, someone will save it within six months โ€” but not from beyond that.
If you screw up, argue for the wrong opinion, and then think otherwise, that's okay. No one is going to come after you โ€”ย it gives you the freedom to be wrong, and move on.
๐Ÿ”ฎ Transparent
Actions of moderators are visible to users. No content can just 'disappear', if something gets deleted, you'll know who did it, why they did it, and if you want, how to get it back.
Moderation is important for healthy communities, and Aether adds onto it some checks-and-balances. Everyone watches the watchmen.
๐Ÿ“จ Democratic
Communities can elect and impeach their own mods by voting. If a mod behaves inappropriately, users can disable that mod locally as well.
Doing so reverts all changes by that moderator for the user, and counts for one impeachment vote.