I’m afraid! I’m being lured into the net!
Would you be able to quit social media now? At least for a week? I’m sure not. Our lives are in full swing in social networks, we communicate, fall in love, buy, sell, laugh, cry, learn the news, learn and teach. Everything looks great and cute. Is this really so? Let’s look at it from the other side.
Now the authorities can block access to almost all sites or block information containing certain words. In some countries, governments are interested in developing local counterparts to Western social networks in order to control their local versions, promote relevant information and thus influence public opinion. If any messages need to be removed, they are much easier to remove from local platforms than from international ones. At the same time, we are exposed to another danger — this is open access to users’ personal data. They can be used by government agencies, law enforcement, security services, and even intruders.
All these charms meet us in modern social networks on the Web2 platform. We are absolutely defenseless.
Just imagine how many people use social networks! This figure is constantly growing. At the end of 2009, there were 917 million people on social networks, at the end of 2021 there are already 4.5 billion! This is 58% of the total population of the Earth. Of course, all state, commercial, public structures are interested in influencing people. For many years, research has been carried out, thousands of papers have been written on this topic.
Social networks change us, make us different people, change the way we think.And it seems to me that this is even worse than the use of our personal data.
There is a very topical documentary on this topic called “The Social Dilemma” from Netflix. Be sure to check it out. It says that social networks use certain algorithms that are addictive. This has been studied and applied in great detail. As a result, we are more and more involved in the network and we spend all our time there.
Also, these algorithms create our psychological portraits and gradually change us, directing us in the right direction for the customer.
Sounds scary. Is there a way out? I’m sure it is, and it’s already close.
Now at the stage of development and testing is a new social network Solcial. It has completely different priorities and vectors of development. Let’s start with the fact that this is a Web3 generation network.
The main principle of Web3 is the decentralization of the network. It differs from the usual model of databases and computing on specific servers. In other words, the mega-corporations and platforms that currently process information will lose their primary role. Data will be distributed completely and evenly across all network nodes, and not across a certain number of server farms or clusters, as before. The movement of data will be recorded in the blockchain. Consequently, the level of transparency and security in the network will increase. Web3 reduces dependence on all sorts of monopolies and centralized platforms, including mega-corporations and government agencies. Web3 gives Internet users control over their data, finances, NFTs and other valuables.
In Solcial, built on top of Web3, user information will be stored on the blockchain and therefore cannot be changed, deleted, or retrieved by external request.
This is just the beginning. The main feature of Solcial is the principles of freedom of speech and lack of censorship. All decisions will be made by the community. Democracy in its purest form! You are completely free to share your opinion, even if it contradicts public opinion. You will not be harassed because your data is well protected. If your content offends anyone or looks like a call to violence (no, no, this will not happen!), then the community will vote to remove it.
And one more very interesting feature of Solcial. You will be able to earn your activity on the network. The more content you create, including likes, comments, and other activities, the more you earn. At the same time, you yourself will be the owner of your content and will own the result.
Don’t you think that this social network is striving for the ideal? Personally, I’m looking forward to its launch.