In the last couple of years, I´ve been working with Plurall to better understand communication platforms and coordination mechanisms. As doing that, we ended up joining the crypto world and lots of the concepts we were exploring are still here today. So here is how we imagine we could collaborate:
Fund Plurall team to create a dApp version of Askker.io, a mobile-first social network and use it to become the social layer of communication for the Cartel.
What are you building?
The idea behind Plurall is to create a DAO to govern communication platforms. While we work on the DAO side(Hi, Berlin!), we shipped votter.io and askker.io and been exploring and evolving those products so they make sense for communities.
Who are you building for?
Both the crypto space, small green communities, and the digital social innovation hubs. Both seem to have similar goals and values, but still really disconnected in terms of UX, communication, onboarding.
How does it advance UX, usability or experiment with a new use case?
Most of the human traffic on the internet today is mobile and routed through some form of a social network. The crypto space still doesn’t have a standard. Twitter is centralized/banning people, FB is FB, Mastodon is not web3, etc.
That would be one of the first experiments in bringing a replicable model of a social network to the web3 and also with the advantage of being able to adjust it to more specific MetaCartel goas/desire.
Why is this exciting?
Everybody wants to be the next Google/Facebook/Instagram. No one wants to share its governance. We believe that dApps change the way that it can be done and creating the correct system to empower autonomous organizations can create radical and systemic change in the flow of information of society. Changing what we consume, how we think and how we coordinate.
We have a stable version running since last year. Here are some screenshots with some of the working features(groups, hashtags, voting, etc)
What needs to be done (major deliverables)?
- Front end changes to use MetaCartel design.
- Implement architecture change to leave AWS and AppStore and run the dApp at Ethereum.
- Further investigation in new features and best way to connect the social layer to other MetaCartel Dapps
What does Askker want to be?
Currently a centralized platform, we want it to be a white-label software for building the social layer. That way, people will start having access to p2p communication and group coordination without always relying on trusted-third-parties(censors, etc).
While this is an exploration topic, the idea if the reception is good is to better scope the features and changes necessary and request for a grant.
We would also like to better connect with anyone working in related areas or that has some ideas on how to evolve those concepts.
Happy to receive feedback and discuss further details at email@example.com, here in the forum or in Berlin during the Blockchain Week and MetaCartel demo day.
So bring it on everyone