September 28, 2022, 9:49AM EDT
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A Look at Decentralized Social Networks

Summary

  • 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.

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