Brian of London – Is Social Media on the Blockchain the Future for Security and Privacy?
At Hearts of Oak we recently added our profile and content to Hive, adding to the many social media, video and podcast platforms we already have accounts with because we find more and more people are talking about the decentralised web and Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency, but there are many other uses for the blockchain besides finance.
We welcome back Brian of London, who as a computer programmer, has been working on this for quite some time so we had a chat with him to help us newbies understand what its all about!
Social Media has many issues and failings including security, privacy, control and censorship, more than ever people want ownership of their data and are starting to push back against being sold for advertising.
Is blockchain the way to build social media so that we do not become a commodity for big tech?
Hive has been built on the blockchain to address all of these concerns and more.
This will be our inaugural interview on our newly formed Hive community ( Hearts of Oak https://hive.blog/trending/hive-178616 ), If you are on the blockchain, come and join us there.
Brian of London completed a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics just as the Web was emerging.
He was using Veronica, Archie and Gopher just before NCSA Mosaic came along on his JANET connected Silicon Graphics Computer.
But then he left academia to do management consulting and eventually moved to Israel to do business. Thankfully he's now back and coding up ways to keep freedom alive.
Brian's working on the cutting edge of the new Podcasting 2.0 to make sure this relic of the early web, stays free from capture by the centralising forces of Web 2.0 and their dangerous desire to turn us all into dairy cows.
Web 3.0 with direct support of creators by their audiences is his focus now and programmable money is at the heart of that.
In his spare time, he assists with a gigantic class action lawsuit in Australia on behalf of the entire crypto industry.
Follow and support Brian on Hive
To follow Hearts of Oak on the blockchain
Social Media - Hive: https://hive.blog/@heartsofoakuk
Video - 3speak: https://3speak.tv/user/heartsofoakuk
Podcast - Aureal: https://aureal.one/podcast/20876
And join the Hearts of Oak Hive community
Interview recorded 23.5.22
Audio Podcast version available at https://heartsofoak.podbean.com/ and all major podcast directories.
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