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As I am thinking about how a search engine for ActivityPub or Scuttlebutt networks would function, the idea of decentralization has crossed my mind. The benefits I see in that are mainly around the big workload of crawling and indexing thousands of servers and storing the data in a distributed database. Running it decentralized also plays into it.

In the end a centralized search might still be a great option for ActivityPub as having untrusted crawlers would require a verification layer.

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