Aether Needs Archiving
Conversations on Aether are ephemeral. This helps keep the network efficient and helps people feel confident expressing themselves in an off-the-cuff, extemporaneous fashion.
The problem is that a lot is discussed on Aether which is valuable enough to warrant a permanent record somewhere. Content like this disappears after 6 months. People might not bother to mention valuable information on Aether if it is going to vanish or have to be repeated.
I think Aether could benefit from an off-planet integration with an archiving protocol like IPFS. Aether’s content is all text so this code might be useful:
Perhaps Aether could integrate an “Archive” button which would publish the post or thread to an IPFS facility. The uplifted content could be sent with some meta-data like hashtags, a topic title, date, etc. This little beauty might be of assistance: