Ask HN: Would you watch a P2P YouTube replacement?
Imagine there is an app where you host a stream or upload a video and peers on the network automatically use a small amount of their bandwidth to mirror it.
There are also no ads. No tracking. Traffic is anonymous by default with onion routing. Has a good working GUI instead of a buggy slow JS page. And no censorship. And you can subscribe to crowdsourced filters for each type of content you don't want to see (such as spam, misinformation, low quality, etc). And there are desktop and phone versions that integrate fluidly.
Say it actually took off and had as much content as Youtube.
Would you actually use it? As a consumer, not a creator.
To make this fun, let's ignore technicalities like, "well all programs are crap now, you can't make one better", or "well the filter won't work for this reason". Just imagine it works. This is a thought experiment.
The question is simply one question: Would you use it? As a consumer, not a creator. Why or why not? Would you view the cryptographically verifiable news outlets? Would you use it to download or watch music and movies? Would you use it to watch tutorials? Would you use it to get angry about political happenings? Would you use it to work out? Would you use it to watch pro game streams?