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This tweet may become the single most important announcement for our industry in the last 10 years, or ever.

If we can finally have a decentralised protocol for social media, the world of niche social networks is going to flourish and the world will be a better place. Twitter team deserves big round of applause even just for sharing this intention.

I am reaching out to them to try and participate however we can. Here is a good sign...

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  • Good Luck Andrew Boon! This could be huge

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    • exciting!!

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      • I'm excited for you. This could indeed be a great opportunity.

        I wonder since Jack's funding this if they will implement the limits on freedom of speech, and inject their political agenda with this new 'standard' as they have on Twitter... 

        Ie: The "" ban


        Small clip from a over 3hr podcast:

        https://youtu.be/vc3_koazqA8

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        • The idea is about building a protocol - a way to securely exchange data related to social media activity in a standardised format. Just like for example email has a POP protocol that handles x@y.z as a unique address identifier and has rules like CC, BCC, TO, SUBJEC, etc. Or the IMAP protocol that also allows for multiuser email sync. A protocol in itself can not be manipulated by any one player, it’s just a set of rules that are followed by compliant “clients”.

          The fact that a leading social network like Twitter is starting something like this speaks volumes about their willingness to address the issues of freedom of speech abuse or any kind of controversy related to centralized social media silos. It is, in effect, an admittance that it is impossible to control conversions on their platform in a universally “fair” way. The only path forward is to invite decentralisation of platforms.

          Why they are doing this? 😏😏😏

          Twitter is a public social media “broadcaster”. Its appeal is entirely based on opportunity to reach massive audiences. It will remain relevant in decentralised social media world.

          Facebook, on the contrary, is hosting more ambient “private“ networks and is reliant on control of the social media graph - the “who’s the friend of my friend“ web. A protocol for social media would make it much easier to displace Facebook and would make Twitter more appealing as a way of broadcasting to hundreds of millions of people from anywhere on the web.

          It is by all means a smart business move from Twitter, but it is also a great development for independent social media websites operators and platform developers like us. 

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          • Now it makes more sense!

            The way I interpreted the terminology as an outsider was much different. Thank you for the clarification!

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            • Well that will be cool

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              • What would this mean for UNA?

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                • Great Andrew Boon I honestly just don't trust them. That's all. 

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                  • PS: My site has been down and have been asking for help Andrew Boon 

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                    • ACC - I just checked you site, looks like it is back up?

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                      • Good luck Andew, but i would not trust Twitter or FaceCrook in anything they put their infested hands on. Eventually something will happen and it will begin to smell and then your name is in the blender with theirs. I don't think you would want UNA to develop a nasty reputation because you got involved in a Twitter project. Just saying!

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                        • Twatter may be looking for another way to earn revenue because their push to only have ultra liberals on the site is killing the platform.  Gab; on the other hand, is growing.  I do know that Jack doesn't care about helping anyone but himself and he is one of the biggest arsholes on the net.  He may claim that Twatter is an open platform but it is not, it is a publisher and should be sued into oblivion.  If the president of the US were to stop using Twatter and open a Gab account, it would force all the news media to also go on Gab which would gall them to no end as well as destroy Twatter in a day.

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                          • I should note that I don’t find this announcement to be exciting because it comes from Twitter. I find it exciting because Twitter comes with THIS announcment. We are talking about an independent protocol, not some Twitter service. They also indicated that it will be funded as completely independent project and Twitter will become an eventual client. It can also be based on existing protocol if need be. Whether you like Twitter or not is irrelevant, since they are essentially offering to fund a public “software infrastructure“ for social media. 

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                            • I think it's great to hear. Everyone knows the meaning of INDEPENDENCE and will be able to know if they are are heading in a different direction. Go with it Andrew Boon  as long as what they present is what they are trying to achieve. Best of luck.

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                              • I should note that I don’t find this announcement to be exciting because it comes from Twitter. I find it exciting because Twitter comes with THIS announcment. We are talking about an independent protocol, not some Twitter service. They also indicated that it will be funded as completely independent project and Twitter will become an eventual client. It can also be based on existing protocol if need be. Whether you like Twitter or not is irrelevant, since they are essentially offering to fund a public “software infrastructure“ for social media. 

                                Jack does nothing out of the goodness of his own heart; he probably doesn't even have a heart.  He is lying about not censoring Twatter; he does and is continuing to do so.  The idea is that they want to manipulate the next US election.  If he wanted to do something good, he would stop censoring posts on Twatter and restore all the accounts that were deleted simply because he did not like the message.

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                                • ugh! I hope this is a good thing and not a wolf in sheep's clothing

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