It’s time for social media interoperability

Social media is too important to be owned by a few private companies — or governments

How NOT to fix it

The Right to Speech vs Right to Reach

“Street preacher” by TimWilson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Wait, don’t we have social media interoperability already?

Not this kind of interoperability

Reframing the problem

How can we allow multiple parties to archive social media posts while guaranteeing its authenticity?

“Wind-up birds illustration” by Danny PiG is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Cryptographically verified messages: the new RSS

Is that this blockchain stuff again?

How would that fix things?

“bird cages” by HeedingtheMuses is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Beyond Social media

Wouldn’t that make banning hate groups impossible?

“Via Appiah Antica” by eriktorner , CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Communities that last centuries

We can build digital communities so they outlast their builders. So we must.

Designer, Ethereum Foundation, Mist Browser.