Hackers are Designing the Next Social Network – for hackers – and It’s Looking Good
This is an interesting initiative by Ray Alez, taking some of the best features of existing social networks and attempting to mash and streamline them into one – that is open-source and documented here on GitHub, has a pretty strong feature list and future-feature list, and most of all professes decentralization “without any nonsense” (I can’t get enough of that phrase these days):
My goal is to take the best ideas and experience from all the social networks that have been developed up to this point, and create the ultimate social media platform, that will work the way social networks were supposed to work, if they were designed now — it will be open source, decentralized, elegant, simple, with high quality community and without any nonsense.
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