In order for individuals to win the information war, they must be:
resistant to manipulation by centralized entities, and able to safely and easily coordinate with those they trust For this to be the case, the end-user features of an ideal social network are assumed to be:
data is only accessible to the intended recipients users only see content shared directly by people they deem trustworthy data is safe and accessible to the owner service is reliable One potentially feasible approach is outlined here.
Overview All self-interested centralized entities eventually make decisions that favor themselves to the detriment of others. As a result, it’s unsafe to rely on information services controlled by centralized entities.
Every individual should have sole control over their own social infrastructure in order to establish themselves as equal peers to every other entity. This requires individuals to host their own services, which in turn requires minimizing the cost and complexity of hosting.
The system described here is a low-peer decentralized message exchange platform with all design decisions made in the interest of the individual user’s independence from third party manipulation.