Yes Virginia, You CAN Build Your Own Twitter

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... or at least LeoFinance can!

This article was just published over at zerohedge detailing all the ways the establishment will get you if you try to build your own twitter.

Fortunately, crypto solves pretty much all of these issues.

  1. Build your own site - not actually a problem
  2. Build your own mobile OS store - metamask sites, brave mobile, etc
  3. Build your own hosting infrastructure - hive and IPFS (incidentally forgot to mention that Brave browser just announced they are going to have native IPFS support)
  4. Build your own DDoS mitigation - blockchain spam is pay to play. Go ahead make us rich so you can spam
  5. Build your own domain registrar - unstoppable domains is a thing
  6. Build your own search engine - Sort of a weird segue. Search -> social is not a primary method
  7. Build your own payment processor - No problem
  8. Build your own bank - Done and done
  9. Build your own government - Thought you'd never ask!

So there you go. #cryptofixesthis


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So at the risk of getting here which normally I don't want to do with with Leo financier, but sometimes you got to there's this article that just was published on zero hedge called why you can't just build your own Twitter. And as we all know, at least the people who are fans of Leo finance that's exactly what's going on with Leo.
Khal has announced that. You know, something project blank is coming and it's going to have blank features and blank other things, but basically it's going to be Twitter on blockchain. And it's interesting that this article is published right now and he goes through a number of reasons here, why you can't just do that and why it's destined for failure.
And it's interesting to think about how blockchain solutions actually fix all of it. So let's go through and see what, he's talking about. It talks about some of the problems with Twitter and, you know, we have parlor and Gab, those kinds of things all have been attacked from various vectors.
And we're going to go through how those attacks are culminated here and how crypto resolves them. So issue number one, build your own website and he's saying, building a website in and of itself is pretty easy. These days there's open source platforms and all this kind of stuff. And then the Gab was found in 2016 as a free speech alternative Twitter.
The only content that's restricted is content that violates the law and so on. The only people who would benefit from a neutral content policy are cultural, the re radioactive right winners. These are makes quickly spiraled into a den a far right villainy, consequently booted from the Google play app store in 2017 and never made it into the iOS app store and parlor is doing the same kind of thing.
So I'm not sure how this actually relates to building your website, but building your website is actually possible. And it's not hard. Worst case scenario, you hire somebody who knows how to do that. Number two, a problem building your own moble OS and app store. So 80% of Twitter's users access the social network through the mobile app.
Having the app on iOS and Android is pretty essential for something things APIs as a social media platform. And so if you offend, Google and Apple, then you have no where to publish. This is an issue. However, it can be resolved by using mobile sites. But then you have your own hosting infrastructure.
You know, if you're running on AWS, AWS could just delist you , or digital ocean can refuse to carry your stuff. However, fortunately, we have a decentralized hosting. System in the hive blockchain and with the services that are like IPFS and things like that build your own dos mitigation, a distributed denial of service attack.
Dos attack is when many different machines on the internet, send spam messages to a service or website with the purpose of overwhelming its bandwidth, so that it ceases to function. The nice thing about having a crypto blockchain solution is that they could do that. They'll just cost them.
They'll have to buy the token. So, okay. You know, it make us all rich white while you expand the network. That's, that's certainly doable. And of course, you know, should that become a real issue? The price of in this case, a resource credits can be adjusted to deal with that. And we're five build your own domain.
Registrar. The domain name system, DNS is like a phone book for the internet human, meaningful names, like twitter.com are correlated to the machine, meaningful IP addresses with the service that hosts websites and domain like the American conservative.com is easy to memorize and managed by person, but it needs some technical infrastructure to associate it with an actual machine on the network, which is identified by the machine meaningful IP addresses one zero 4.1 8.15 40.233.
So that is an issue. And if the registrar has decided to attack you, then you have issues. However, there are solutions like unstoppable domains and like IPFS kind of hosting. So number six, build your own search engine. So this does need to be done. Google search controls, 90% of the share of the internet market.
You know, that. That does need to be fixed or not fixed, but it needs to be out competed. And there are entrance like duck, duck go, and others that are in the process of doing that and were some of something build your own payment processor, but automatically gone with a crypto blockchain solution because we have payment built it.
Number eight, same thing. Build your own bank visa, chase bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi. They underpin the entire credit card debt brick. Those are all gone in a crypto network and number nine, build your own government also done. Thanks. Thanks for trying. So here we have Hmm. Many, many models of governance throughout the, the blockchain and crypto universe.
All different, all different styles, all different types. And they each have their pros and cons and there will be a competition in the marketplace as to see which ones hold up over time. And that is the article. So yeah, the modern technology of blockchain and cryptocurrency and IPFS and all those things are why you can actually just build your own Twitter.
Now getting people to use it. That's a different question, but these technical limitations and these vectors of attack are eminently solvable in this day and age. And we're doing just that.

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Be your own bank, Be your own media, Be your own boss, Build your own government, build your own currency. Everything is possible with Crypto.

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Love it

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A great video detailing the points of vulnerability.

Hopefully Khal is taking note of most of what you listed here and utilizing all the alternative solutions like blank.zil or blank.crypto.

If all the precautions you mentioned are taken, then it suddenly becomes impossible to stop.

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Are you signed up to comment on the ZeroHedge article? Someone who is, definitely share this link and start a Hive-centric discussion over there.

...I'm sure all the level headed readers of ZH will participate in a civil, level-headed discussion about the merits of what we're building haha.

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LOL I am sure. Most of them are still convinced that Bitcoin is a scam and that gold is the only thing to own.

lol nope. The comment sections on ZH are a cesspool.

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Enjoying how the "discussions" are going south for those centralised actors.
They feel the heat and turn the bs machine on, but that won't save them :)

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I actually think the author of the article is writing in good faith that the centralized platforms are out to crush dissenters and competition. He just happens to be wrong because of how crypto has changed the game.

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Could be in good faith, could be on their payroll as well. I tend to assume the bad side of everything first :)

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... or at least LeoFinance can!

YES!

Somebody must do this. It would be amazing!

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Khal and the team are hard at work.

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Interesting thoughts Neal.
It's not that easy but I agree with you that it's doable!
Let's see what we can achieve at Leofinance in the coming months.

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This is amazing. I think this is rapidly becoming reality.

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By the time ______ is released, it will be the 3rd time we have a Twitter clone on HIVE blockchain. One of them is https://raven.icu and the other is @dbuzz (a Top #100 DAPP on https://www.dapp.com on good days) which most of you should have heard about.

Building your own Twitter is not that hard when you have something as powerful as HIVE. What you need is community. If ______ manage to bring more Twitter users to HIVE, it will be great for the entire ecosystem including other microblogging DAPPs.

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Yes the basic idea has been done. None of the prior implementations have caught any traction though.

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Let's hope the trend will change this time :-)

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When articles of that type come out, they are published out of fear that yes there really is a method to build your own Twitter. or own competing product of any large internet company.