Meta’s decentralized social network could become an alternative to Twitter
The Web3 concept and its capabilities are leading to more and more tools for online interaction. The metaverse is no longer just a place to spend time. It is where one can solve administrative problems and order various services and products to improve everyday life in the real world. Not surprisingly, Web 3.0 is gradually integrated into other human interaction platforms. For example, a decentralized social network from Meta Corporation may soon emerge.
It should be noted that Mark Zuckerberg’s company has always been able to read people’s moods and provide them with currently relevant tools. We owe it to Meta and Instagram for the emergence of formats such as Story and the shift in communication focus to visuals rather than text. Not surprisingly, the company has rushed to become one of the first in Web 3.0 development.
Meta representatives said they are already working on a decentralized application for a new social network, but details about the platform still need to be released. What is known is that experts are considering several options for how to interact in the new space. It will likely be separate platforms where users can communicate and share interesting information with their interlocutors.
The app, with the working name P92, is under development and is known to be curated by Adam Mosseri, who runs Instagram. According to a number of sources, the app will be accessed through already registered Instagram social media accounts. However, this could cause problems for users who want to avoid signing up on Meta’s existing platforms.
The new social network is likely to support the ActivityPub protocol. This will improve connectivity to the platform for different devices. According to some experts, the new app is being created to provide an alternative to social networks such as Twitter and Mastodon. What it will be, however, remains to be seen. The app will likely be part of Fediverse’s structure of decentralized servers. Such an ecosystem underpins the designated Twitter and Mastodon.
In addition, it should be understood that not all Meta projects become successful. For example, the corporation tried to create platforms tailored to the needs of different social groups. Still, they need to gain even a fraction of the popularity of Facebook or Instagram. The company has been developing dating apps, an anonymous teen social network, and other products. The decentralized platform could also suffer the fate of products that most people have never heard of.