WEB3 alternatives to your favorite platforms
As Social Networks grew more popular during the last few decades, so did the necessities regarding them. At first their purpose was connection but slowly they started to affect other aspects of our daily life, they became promotion sites, community spaces, work spaces, and many other things.
Nowadays, these platforms are huge, Instagram, TikTok, Spotify, Twitch, etc. are all owned by megacorporations that make billions of dollars off of them and dictate how they work. That’s why we call them centralized platforms.
But with the arrival of WEB3, that’s all about to change. Decentralized alternatives are starting to sprout everywhere and are pushing the drive to innovation, powered by blockchain technology.
Here there are some of our favorites:
First, we have Fanz, a decentralized platform for users and organizers to create and promote events. You can browse, buy and resell tickets with total freedom, and as an organizer, you can also manage sales and review stats.
The experience may look like any other ticketing site, but underneath it all, there’s blockchain and NFT technology powering it and creating a unique platform. All you need to do is connect your Metamask wallet and jump right in.
Fanz works as the best example of how a WEB3 platform can improve over their older counterparts, giving both vendor and buyer full control over their operations. Just imagine a reselling market actually working in the event ecosystem as a viable option.
With the rise of short-form content platforms like TikTok or Twitter, Audium aspires to become another alternative centered around “Micro-Podcasts”, a new way to share your thoughts, passions, ideas and work via sound.
Its potential is unique considering there is no equivalent to this specific content format yet, which creates the opportunity for Creators to expand and exploit new ideas.
Both video and audio clips, as well as other short-content formats, have blended well with NFTs and their communities, so we can’t wait to see what a blockchain-powered project like this would look like.
A decentralized and open source video streaming alternative powered by users, that rewards viewers for sharing and participating with its content.
Theta is a great alternative to platforms like Twitch or YouTube, as it improves in the two areas these other streaming hubs have been known for: monetization and streaming quality.
From lack of reach, video re-buffering and high load times, live-streaming nowadays is full of problems Creators face on the regular. As a decentralized peer-to-peer network, Theta’s streams are high quality and smoother.
ENS, or Ethereum Name Service, is an open source name protocol based on blockchain. It was created by the Ethereum foundation in 2017 and became independent in 2018.
If we want to compare its function to a WEB2 equivalent, what comes to mind is GoDaddy, a website’s name registrator. This is why it’s considered a public good, as it works as a way to certify names in the WEB3, be it cryptocoin, websites, wallets and more.
All in all, a perfect platform not just for archiving and registry, but also for searching and organizing everything that goes on in the blockchain. Forget trying to write a huge number just to find someone’s wallet, with ENS you can name yours as you want and connect with people easily.
Mastodon is a Twitter-like website, but instead of being a centralized platform, it is composed of a network of thousands of communities operated by different organizations and individuals.
You may connect with any Mastodon already existing communities (called instances) or even host your very own and connect it to the network in any way you want.
A great way to customize and determine your social network experience outside the control of centralized platforms. The power to connect and share with others is in your hands.
Using the same open protocol as Mastodon, Pixelfed is a different image-sharing platform. As a decentralized alternative to Instagram, it doesn’t impose ads on your feed, and it lets you dictate the privacy settings of your images.
It includes all the basics features for photo-sharing, and as it doesn’t collect data your timeline is not organized by an algorithm, and follows the chronological order.
Pixelfed is another great example of how decentralized platforms overrun the problems inherent to centralized counterparts. You have control over your experience thanks to the blockchain.
Lastly, there’s MUSURE world, our very own project made to empower Creators and Gamers online through blockchain technology.
Right now, MUSURE world has its very own NFT Creators’ Toolkit that allows just about anyone to create pieces of digital fashion that they can share and sell with their community and fans, building the perfect way for people to invest in their favorite Creators.
Which of these are your favorites? Did we miss any? Let us know what you’re looking forward to in this new era of WEB3 platforms and social media.
Until next time!