Will Web3 make or break social media?

Social media has come to be an integral part of our lives, and it is hard to imagine a world without it. But is it sustainable? Social media is built on the premise that users give away their data to platforms in return for free services. Some social platforms sell their user data to third parties without their users’ knowledge. This model is both unethical and unsustainable. Sooner or later it will lead to the collapse of social media as we know it.

Fortunately, there are alternatives that on sound technologies such as blockchain. These technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the internet. Through actionable change, we can make social media more sustainable in the long term.

For example, a company called Civic is building a platform called “SSID that makes it possible to create your own identity and use it to sign documents securely. Users can also build portfolios of their digital assets (like investments) and access them from any platform they choose. The long-term goal of these sorts of companies is to create a decentralized internet where all transactions are transparent and secured by the blockchain. These types of systems give us more control over our personal data.

Web3 is a new way of interacting with the internet, built on the principles of decentralization and peer-to-peer networks. It uses blockchain technology to store data and secure transactions. This eliminates the need for central authorities like governments and banks. The blockchain is already starting to change how we do business and interact within society. For example, the increased number of folks selling their art on the blockchain in the form of NFTs is changing how you can buy and sell art. However, its potential applications go far beyond the arts sector. In particular, it can completely transform how we use social media and e-commerce platforms.

An NFT is a virtual item that you buy online and store on a blockchain wallet or exchange service. It’s like a traditional digital file, except you can store it on your computer or smartphone. It’s also stored on the blockchain rather than in the cloud. This means that an NFT you own is less susceptible to hacking or other security breaches. It’s stored on multiple computers around the world and verifies its authenticity using complex cryptography algorithms. It also means you can buy, store, and trade items independently of any external authority, such as a government or bank.

One of the most exciting developments in online commerce is the play-to-earn model. This involves creating a blockchain-based game that allows users to earn cryptocurrency when they play the game and engage with other users on the platform. It’s a great way to get people excited about using blockchain technology and encourages them to get more involved in the crypto community. It’s also a good way to introduce people to cryptocurrencies and get them familiar with how they work. There’s no doubt that these types of platforms will continue to grow in popularity over the next few years. More and more gamers are finding out about them and they’re beginning to catch on to general use.

It’s still early days for Web3 and social media as a whole, but it’s clear that there are huge opportunities for this technology to revolutionize the way we use the internet and connect with one another. We’re already starting to see this impact in areas such as banking, e-commerce, gaming, and more, and we’re only going to see more of it as time goes on.


Courtney Trethric is a Web3 writer and co-founder of OurLandDAO.org. She is passionate about social good, being an ally to underserved communities, and giving voices to those who feel they may have none.

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