Some questions :)
@scottalanmiller Moreover, many forums are used as knowledge bases, tech support, etc. and hence do not tolerate "social media gossip", striving instead to diligently cultivate a very high signal to noise ratio to save end users/customers from having to sift thru a buttload of drivel.
So, while Scuttlebutt, the protocol, at least upon cursory glance, piques my interest on the geek front, I also do not see how it would replace current backend db's.
Yeah, it's an interesting idea. I don't want to say anything negative about it. It just doesn't feel applicable to this realm. Might be awesome for the Facebook style realm.