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Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder, has spoken out about the problems with a centralized internet — and he admits that he’s partially to blame for it.
In a series of tweets, Dorsey summarized that the internet has become too centralized, with a few big companies dominating the space.
This is bad for both users and businesses.
He was highlighting that this concentration of power is also bad for innovation and creativity, as it leads to stagnation. Or at least that is what I took from it. And he is right.
Dorsey isn’t the only one who has spoken out about the dangers of a centralized internet. In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards decentralization, with people looking for ways to break up the big tech companies or at least loosen their tentacle-like grasp on the web.
This movement has been driven in part by concerns over data privacy and censorship. People are correctly worried that the big tech companies are collecting too much data and are increasingly willing to censor content that doesn’t fit with their political views.
There are also concerns that the big tech companies are becoming too powerful and could eventually dominate the internet forever. This would be bad for both users and businesses, as it would lead to a lack of innovation and creativity.
Fortunately, there are a number of projects underway that aim to decentralize the internet. You should know by now that I am a fan of real privacy and real decentralization projects.
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