In some sense I’d like to shift the focus from “naming” to “introduction rituals”. They note:
Across Discord, almost half of all friend requests fail to connect the user with the person they wanted to match with, mostly because users enter an incorrect or invalid username due to a combination of missing discriminator and incorrect casing.
Does Spritely have a concrete plan for “cold call” introductions? Or… hand-off from a phone conversation or from a business card or a napkin at a bar?
SnapChat had ?intro nums?.
That is their ghost logo and dataglyph/qr-code/datamatrix thingy encoded an number that
was used in their system to do introduction.
(Wierd how it has come full circle to grannovetter introduction, no?)
I am assuming some sort of capurl or even cert+privkey or macaroon thing to point to an introduction inbox of some persona. The latter two can encode ex ante or caviates within themselfs for expiry and/or ‘postage price’.
Then there is always Zookos triangle to take into account. Also the same issues Douglas Crockford base32 addresses, regarding potential typographic errors/misunderstandings.