Over the fast few months it has been revealed how Facebook uses your personal data to make billions of dollars and how third-party external companies were easily able to lift your personal details to use for their own purposes. If you are looking for a new social network which is honest, open source and advertising free then Openbook might be worth more investigation.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Openbook social network which hopes to offer a privacy friendly social network which you can easily migrate your data to, enabling you to close down your Facebook account yet still stay intact with your circle of friends and family from your mobile devices.
“Building a social network is tough. Building the most awesome social network EVER is even harder. We gathered a team of internationally renowned security experts, brilliant designers and ace software engineers, to take on the challenge. Even with all that talent, a social network is made up of many building blocks and the biggest challenge is getting all these blocks interacting with each other smoothly in a secure and privacy friendly manner.
Next, while we are prepared to work day and night, all day, everyday, estimating software development isn’t easy. Just google “software estimate meme” and you’ll know what we meme, ahem.. mean. That’s why the next big challenge we will have, is shipping on time. To combat this, we’ll be working in a structured and strict manner (e.g tasks, goals, milestones) and keep you up-to-date with everything that is going on.”
For more information on the new open source social media network jump over to the Kickstarter campaign page where the team hope to raise €100,000 over the next 30 days to make the social network a reality.
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