Posts Tagged: decentralized
The Federated Web Show – Rethinking Decentralization
The best way to criticize platform monopolies is to support alternative free and open source software that can be locally installed. A lot of alternative social networks are being developed with the aim to give users greater power, for example over their data. During The Federated Web Show, five speakers from different backgrounds discussed the [...]
Activistic Salon in Amsterdam: Goodbye Facebook, hello Diaspora*
Last week, November 3rd, an activistic salon was held at the underground Vondelbunker in Amsterdam, organized by squatting collective Schijnheilig. The activistic salon is a weekly event that brings people together around various themes to present and discuss critical perspectives, issues and actions. About twenty people gathered to focus on the downfall of centralized social [...]
Unthink..Pay for openness and freedom? Think again!
Social media startup company ‘Unthink’, already referred to as the ‘Anti-Facebook’, has launched the beta version of its website. Unthink positions itself as a more ‘open’ and more ‘honest’ form of social networking. The users supposedly are ‘the owners of their data’, and not the ‘product’ being sold to advertisers. At first sight, the videos, [...]