“Ironically China has its own Twitter and Facebook, we have never heard of and they’ve never heard of Twitter and Facebook in China. Those companies in the PRC are bigger than anything in the US except for Google…”
Countries unhappy with censorship, or lack thereof and privacy issues of Twitter and Facebook may want to follow suit and build their own Twitter and Facebook as the PRC did, from the ground up to comply to their countries regulations.
A feasible as well as tangible option for the European Union with combined economic powers and numbers reaching critical mass to even surpass those of the US.
Tim Berners-Lee invites US citizens displeased with social media to join the Solid movement and help rebuild a decentralized web, the way it was intended.
It’s time to disrupt the disrupters1
Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.
Solid is a platform, built using the existing web. It gives every user a choice about where data is stored, which specific people and groups can access select elements, and which apps you use.
See Ruben Verborgh article on the path of re-decentralizing the web to get your hands around how Solid can help achieve a free up of the web for everyone by way of the separation of application and data.
Feel free to join the father of the web and be incredibly optimistic for this next era of the web, the future is still so much bigger than the past. Optimism is powerful. So powerful in fact that it can fill a glass of water.