ALT PLATFORMS: PRIVATE NETWORKS
People are starting to explore more private social
networks like Minds, MeWe, Telegram and WT:Social.
Minds is an open source networking platform with
familiar features like the newsfeed, groups and
discovery, but all its code is open source and all
messenger services are encrypted along with options
Similarly, Telegram with over 200 million MAU's has
become the social media of choice in some areas of
APAC. Telegram offers complete anonymity of users,
multiple sessions , secret chats, and a public API have
been gaining traction.
Features that prioritise user privacy, anonymity and
public contribution to the source code have gained
trust and popularity and large platforms are starting to
Twitter has announced it will be funding a research
project for a decentralised version of its platform.