In the last months, I have seen several experts suggest three kinds of solutions to the problems created by today’s social networks. Here I suggest, again, that those solutions are wrong, and then make a request.
What is the point of replacing Facebook and Google with the same things, just with another “owner”?
For-profit corporations funding the only source of information for millions of people that they still don’t control? What could possibly go wrong?
“Seems like Facebook is going downhill for here. Perhaps opportunity to convert it into a global coop?” When I saw this question asked online, I couldn’t help but repeat asking how to convert Facebook, Twitter and similar platforms into a global coop is not the right question. The right question is: WHY should anyone do such a thing? What good would it make?
Today, a former Washington Post publisher and Facebook board member rightly opposed requests “for the regulation of big technology companies”… but omitting a crucial point.
The percloud (“permanent/personal cloud”) is the simple, integrated alternative to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Flickr, Dropbox… that I first proposed in 2013. Yesterday, the P2P Foundation stimulated new discusssions about the percloud,