September 28, 2022, 9:49AM EDT
• 14 min read
A Look at Decentralized Social Networks
- The two main approaches to implementing decentralized social networks using a blockchain are decentralizing the social graph and sufficiently decentralizing protocols.
- Sufficient decentralization is when the most primitive action (registering) is delegated to the blockchain.
- Decentralizing the social graph builds on sufficient decentralization and delegates many actions to the blockchain (e.g. follows and posts).
- The key idea behind decentralized social networks is giving users the choice to exit from any application whilst maintaining their social connections.