IPFS launches browser extension for tweet archiving


The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) has published the “Pin Tweet to IPFS” browser plugin, which enables users to archive tweets.

InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a decentralized storage network, has created a browser application called “Pin Tweet to IPFS” that enables users to preserve tweets on its network.

IPFS is a network and storage protocol intended to facilitate peer-to-peer file storage and sharing. It plans to replace the old, centralized architecture of the web with a decentralized one so that information may be distributed directly between devices instead of being kept on a centralized server and accessible through a single point of failure.

Users have the option to guarantee that their tweets are kept on IPFS and remain available in the future by using the new extension. In addition, since the data is held on a decentralized network, there is no single point of failure in the event that anything goes wrong. This might be advantageous for people who want dependable storage solutions for data susceptible to censorship or accidental loss.

The plugin, which is compatible with Chrome and Edge, may facilitate uploading tweets and other online material. It utilizes the WebRecorder archiving tool to build ZIP files of tweets that are verified. These files may then be posted directly to IPFS, enabling users to access them later over the network. Before being archived, each file is cryptographically signed by its author to ensure its integrity and prevent tampering.

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