Decentralized social media running on IOTA

Ben Royce presents SOCIETY2's vision for the future of social media
Image of Ben Royce (SOCIETY2) and Terry Shane

On June 4th we look forward to having SOCIETY2’s Head of Project, Ben Royce, presenting our vision for the future of social media. The IOTA Evangelist Network (IEN) is hosting a live event via YouTube. You can subscribe for updates and reminders via the event on Meetup.

Ben will be joined by Terry Shane, who will be speaking about the use of Digital Twins to solve a global environmental problem.

Find a short summary of Ben’s presentation below.

Own Your Own Data, Decentralized Social Media running on IOTA

The poisonous influences we see in traditional social media are the reason SOCIETY2 exists. Users of traditional social media are locked into silos without choice, and there is no trust. We do not ask for anyone's trust, we ask them to look at our open framework and see we are putting the user at the center, in control, and with the choice. Users decide what information they share with whom and cryptography ensures that information is verifiable and cannot be tampered with. In an ecosystem of social media sites and apps built on the SOCIETY2 framework, combined with portable Self Sovereign Identity, a new kind of competition erupts. If a site/ app is too censorial for you, and all of the problems associated with that, go to another. If a site/ app has no moderation, and all of the problems associated with that, go to another. You'll notice a tension between those two extremes of too much and too little moderation, and in between lies quality. And to the sites and apps that maintain that quality, which is hard work, goes the spoils of the most users, and therefore the most micropayment revenue. . Traditional social media websites own us (quite literally if you consider the personal details they command) and we are beholden to the choices they make on our behalf, without our consultation. But with SOCIETY2, the center of power is subverted. Our comfort levels with personal details, our desires, and our personal styles are catered to, rather than dictated to us.

One exciting detail that wasn’t mentioned on Meetup is that we anticipate having an early prototype of SOCIETY2 being demonstrated during the event.

If you have an interest in decentralized social media, being enabled to control your online identity and social content, this event is not to be missed.

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Through our blog and newsletter we want to let you know what we are building at SOCIETY2 and why we see a need for social media which provides the opportunity to own your digital life.

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