Decentralising Facebook with Blockchains and Userfeeds.

medium.com

Interesting post that describes one possible way to replace today's walled garden social networks (Facebook, Weibo, etc) using what are essentially more sophisticated versions of the RSS blog feeds of old. This is one (obvious) way to create social network infrastructure on top of a decentralized identity like Blockchain ID. 

The post discusses possible ways of monetizing user content, but more challenging, in my view, is how to work out the economics of creating the end user software (the apps and websites) that users use to access this information.  Will this software be ad supported? Subscription based? Sold? How will we deal with user brand confusion? (Examples - Present: The continuing confusion even among tech people between Blockchain ID and Onename. Past: confusion between gchat and jabber/XMPP.)

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