When an user connects to another, it receives a bunch of posts, and a list of people. ! Aether inserts that bunch of posts into the threads user sees. Then connects to the list of people it just received. ! When an user upvotes a post, Aether makes that post available to other people connecting to the user. ! Repeat ad infinitum.
from one node to another with no author information except a nickname. They cannot be traced back to the origin. ! It gives people an unfiltered, unmodified feed of information directly from the sources, with no intervention or censorship. ! It's unmoderated, so there is nobody that's deciding what you should and should not see. ! It requires zero infrastructure.