The internet is a shadow of its former self, and it sucks because it’s too centralized, Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde said at the Brain Bar Budapest tech festival a few months ago. And he’s not alone. An increasing number of thought leaders, visionaries and technologists are worried about the centralized state of the internet and are exploring ways to bring it back to its days of glory, when it was decentralized.
Among them are Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, an army of blockchain experts and startups, and Richard Henricks, the fictional protagonist of HBO’s Silicon Valley.
But isn’t the internet decentralized already, and if it isn’t what’s wrong with it? Continue reading
A lot of people are blaming last week’s victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential elections on social media, namely Facebook and to some extent Twitter, and their lack of control over the propagation of fake news.
Long story short, despite the results, they believe the American people wanted to elect Clinton, but propaganda and fake news sites promoted on social media led to Trump becoming the next president of the United States. At the very least, what it did was make things murky enough to disrupt the democratic process and trigger widespread protests across the country. Continue reading
The advent and growth of social networking systems in recent years has brought dramatic changes to every aspect of our lives. What started out as becoming a simple line of tools that were meant to ease communications and bring friends together in innovative ways have evolved into becoming full featured apps that have found their way into our business and professional life.
Presently, social media has become one of the prominent methods of marketing and attracting customers. Facebook is a perfect tool for this purpose, and Facebook advertising has helped companies earn billions in revenue by adopting the right techniques. Continue reading