Monday, April 22, 2019

Social Media

Social Alts

I’ve had this idea floating around for a while. I can’t figure out if it is brilliant, or naive. We have many encryption technologies that work with multiple signers and multiple keys. Why can’t we host our own distributed (eg, unmonitored) social network? All we need is a blockchain like protocol coupled with third party sites that provide access to differing types of data of public but encrypted data. HN Discussion

Facebook is not your friend, stop liking it.

I’ve worked with a number of companies that had access to droves of facebook data.  I started working with Boomerang back when they were gtrot, about the same time the graph api became available. There were lots of problems, in the form of broken features and missing documentation. More than anything I remember having all of my worst fears realized when I saw the trove of data we had access to. We knew a lot about our users, and coincidentally a lot about my friends. Luckily we were the “good guys” in this case, and we never misused data. Back …continue reading