Blockchain Infiltrated Social Media. What’s Next?

Jessica Van Lier
Oct 2 · 3 min read

Social media, along with blockchain and cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin), is arguably the most revolutionary invention of the 20th century. From Twitter to Facebook, and Reddit to Instagram, if you don’t use social media are you even a person anymore? We’re just kidding — although sometimes it does feel like we’d all just fade into nothing, à la Avengers: Infinity War, if social media suddenly disappeared!

Naturally, the advent of blockchain has started creeping into the social media world too. With privacy being a growing issue in an increasingly connected and online world, some blockchain-based social media platforms market themselves as the perfect alternative. And then we have the VR-based social media platforms. An even newer invention — but more on that in a second.

We know that blockchain infiltrated social media. What’s next? Hang tight!

Blockchain Social Media Platforms

There are already some seriously notable blockchain social media platforms making massive strides in the industry. If you have even the vaguest interest in blockchain, you’ve most likely heard of these:

  • Steemit: Steemit is one of the most popular blockchain-based social media platforms, giving users the opportunity to enjoy features popularized by Facebook and Reddit. It runs on the Steem blockchain, and Steemit publishers get paid for producing content (pictures, posts, videos, music). Steemit is ideal for writers and content creators, as the more likes you get the more you get paid — pretty damn neat.
  • Minds: Minds already has more than 2 million daily users — so you could say it’s doing pretty well! With features associated with Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, Minds is gaining popularity every single day. Unlike its centralized counterparts, Minds really takes your privacy and security into consideration, so you’re in complete control of your data and information at all times. It also functions on the basic ideas of liberty and freedom of speech, which it encourages through its features. Oh, and did we mention that you’ll get paid for posting? Talk about a plus!
  • Indorse: Indorse is a blockchain-based platform built on the Ethereum network similar to LinkedIn. It’s great for professionals, but unlike LinkedIn, users have complete ownership of their data! Indorse allows you to build up a professional profile, create content, and then get paid — all through the use of Smart Contracts. It’s a totally safe and private platform that would be perfect for anyone looking for an alternative to LinkedIn.

What’s Next?

Blockchain infiltrated social media. So, what’s next? Well, Virtual Reality has started infiltrating the social media markets. Platforms like Stan World are bringing entirely new experiences to social media users around the globe. Stan World is the world’s very first social VR platform. It’s powered by AI, VR and blockchain technology and is built and run by communities of like-minded and accepting communities. It’s genuinely more than just a social media platform — it’s a new reality. Stan World ensures that creators are paid fairly for their work, and let’s fans engage with them (and their favorite celebrities) by designing VR experiences, like concerts, that users can then watch with their friends (all in VR). It’s a pretty amazing platform that is truly revolutionizing the way we think about social media.

VR and Blockchain?

Blockchain infiltrated social media, so what’s next? Well, according to Stan World, VR social media platforms seem to be the hot new thing. With a world that’s changing and growing faster than ever before, should the way we interact with people online not change too? VR and blockchain are both incredible tools that we can use to completely revolutionize the way we engage with social media, but it’s up to us to decide if the security and privacy that these platforms provide outweigh our devotion to our centralized social media networks. Want to know our answer? We really think it does.

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