I2P is different. This is how I want Internet to look like. We are not divided to "users" and "platforms". Everyone is free to run an eepsite from their home computer. Nobody is punishable for their views. We a free to share information that we like and copyright companies cant stop it.
To explore eepsites and the i2p network
Today's Internet should better facilitate privacy, freedom of speech, and anonymity; and I2P is one of the better working exponents of these principles. If nothing else, I find refuge here from many of the cancers of clearnet.
I2P reminds me old internet, when I was young. Nice minimalistic approach, freedom is everywhere, low speed and no cats.
It's the internet as it should have been, though small I think it is a legitimate platform that needs more users.
I have some crime things to do, or at least some people consider them crimes.
fun. I like complex things
I want the Internet to be free and open
Most of the Internet, and the world's information should be available in the freest form possible.
"i2p" provides, in part, the freedom from peer pressure. With that, the liberty from oppression in many of its forms.
Less exposed (i.e. unlikely to be blocked) alternatives to web annoyance circumvention. Technological curiosity.
I am interested about privacy tools. However, I use I2P a third day and not yet can say more concretely. I just begin to understand I2P.
To see what's here, and to donate bandwidth to the network because I believe in privacy
to find again that spirit of inventiveness that's dwindled in consolidated life
Because the clearnet is failing. Websites are taken down at the source for having the wrong opinion and sometimes for sharing facts.
Cause I miss old simple internet without big companies ads and IRC gives much more felling than nowdays messanger.
Download music and movies
I believe the internet should be decentralized. I2P offers that.
For fun, to see if it offers anything more than Tor does.
Escaping from government's hell
It looks like an old clearnet with its freedom. It has simple design, i don't need viewing pages overloaded with js / flash / etc. And finally, it's anonymous and non-commercial. Internet should be like that.
Because you can't criticize the Jews on the clearnet.
i like the concept of real and clean internet with true information sharing. No control of government and other bodies over educational resources, entertainment, music and others useful to every living being.
Thought it was neat, and want to explore more
Which of these words best describe I2P for you?
29 times anonymity
27 times privacy
28 times freedom
12 times The world of tomorrow
18 times creativity
6 times Opinion making
3 times Outdated
1 times Unnecessary
The I2P web interface is ...
19 times Ok, but it could be better.
10 times Well, the way it is.
4 times There is a lot that could be improved.
Did you find / found it easy to install I2P?
10 times Yes, but it could be easier.
17 times Yes, it was easy.
4 times Well, I did it.
2 times No, it was difficult to install I2P.
Which router version are you currently using?
10 times 0.9.45
12 times I am not using the I2P Java Router
1 times 0.9.44
10 times 0.9.46
What operating system are you using I2P on?
17 times Linux
5 times Android
10 times Windows
1 times Another operating system
Which I2P client do you use?
19 times the I2P Java Router
10 times the I2P Daemon (i2pd)
4 times another client
What do you think which eepsite you use the most?
3 times identiguy.i2p
I'm new to the network. I just found out that addresses should end in dot i2p. They might consider highlighting this bit of important information on the website.
I do not use eepsites.
2 times tracker2.postman.i2p
still can't find any with decent content
It's all random. I'm trying to find some sites from inr.i2p for example. But i like imageboards.
What do you think, which eepsite do you use the second most?
2 times tracker2.postman.i2p
2 times stats.i2p
identiguy A.K.A eepstatus
I'd like to see different infos.
Do you run an eepsite?
9 times Yes
24 times No
Are you using Postman's I2P Mail Service?
14 times Yes
19 times No
Do you use I2P Bote?
6 times Yes
27 times No
Do you use MuWire?
6 times Yes
27 times No
Have you ever been in contact with the I2P community?
2 times Yes, through IRC and Reddit.
7 times Yes, through IRC.
17 times No, not yet.
3 times Yes, through another platform.
4 times Yes, through Reddit.
What words would you use to describe your experience with the community?
19 times Friendly and nice.
3 times Lazy to write
10 times Competently
1 times Offensive
1 times Unfriendly
Were you able to speak to the community in your desired language?
4 times No
18 times Yes
11 times As I said, I haven't had any contact with the community yet.
Do you think the community is too political?
8 times I cannot or do not want to assess that
17 times No
8 times Yes
Do you think I2P has achieved its goal of an anonymous and decentralized network?
11 times Partially
10 times Yes
Why do you think I2P has not achieved its goal and what should it do differently so that it is achieved?
We are not popular enough. Many good sites died (forum.i2p, lots of eepsites on free hosting that existed here in early 2010-s).
There are many outdated instructions with links to dead eepsites in clearnet. For new users I2P looks like a burnt desert.
More articles youtube videos about I2P are needed in clearnet.
I don't think I2P will become mainstream. Instead, I suspect I2P will remain a kind of enclave for people who are already jaundiced by today's Internet, have sufficient bandwidth and a stable connection from their ISP, happen to possess above average technical ability, and who are willing to concede certain conveniences for their principles. This is a very tall order: I think many of us here lose sight of how very different a world we live in. For an average person I2P will be a big challenge, not only to install it properly so the network can be enjoyed reliably, but even just to understand what it does and why one should use it. These technical and cultural gaps — especially taken together — are probably insurmountable for commoners in the Netflix age.
The I2P Browser Bundle was perhaps the most promising development for new user adoption, but alas this effort is presently dead in the water (even if I understand completely why development stalled). But I think adoption by new users is secondary to retaining users who are already converted to the advantages of I2P and are looking for an excuse to stay here. Because there is a disconcerting amount of churn on I2P — we've had many fine sites over the years, the majority of which seemed to have disappeared forever. There are presently very few places for people to connect frequently and meaningfully with other I2P users. Without communal "drinking holes" that help keep users engaged and coming back each day, the network is probably doomed to continue this churn. We need to build communities that last, something only the russian speaking community seems to have had some modest success at doing.
It needs security audits and censorship resistant technologies (such as bridges) to allow people to use it stealthily in authoritarian countries such as China.
Many services like tracking, mail, and DNS are still controlled centrally.
It works, it has some content, but the wide adoption needs better software and one click solutions.
Routing has been a core issue. I have trouble reaching other instances. eepsites can't be reached and torrent peers are unreachable.
I run 12p on a server, but most users run workstations and fat clients. Keep making the install simple and clean for those users. Make it easier for them to exit the network.
i2p browser - low priority.
Official Docker support
Non JAVA - no longer a concern as JVM has come a long way and machines are more powerful.
More stuff, more nodes.
try to securely add clearnet sites, it may take away much privacy and security but if done right could be amazing and just as secure
I had a problem getting it working due to copycats that were misconfigured. Once I installed the version on i2p-projekt, it worked straight off.
It uses central serves to distribute the P2P hash table and it's slow as shit.
no content. Maybe I'm blind (tried to visit eepsites from registry services' lists), but I can't find anything here. Few empty and dead shit, that's all. The dev's forum is only alive.
It's too slow and unreliable.
may be you know it but don't want to input here
In which country do you live?
2 times Russia
2 times USA
2 times us
2 times ans5
4 times ans4
United States Of America
Yeah nice try, FBI.
thug putin's gulag
Somewhere in Europe.
What age group are you in?
2 times 12-18
4 times 18-25
6 times 35-45
5 times I do not want to answer this question
9 times 25-35
4 times 45-60
2 times 70-80
1 times 60-70
How would you rate your overall I2P experience on a scale from 1 to 10? (1 means good, 10 means bad)