Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey advised the social media platform to build decentralized and censorship-resistant protocols like Bitcoin and Nostr.
Dorsey said this in light of Elon Musk‘s recent decision to limit the number of posts Twitter users can see daily.
Dorsey Touts Building on Bitcoin
According to Dorsey, it is difficult for anyone to run Twitter. “I trust that the team is doing their best under the constraints they have, which are immense. It’s easy to critique the decisions from afar,” he added.
The former Twitter CEO noted that decentralized protocols could ease the burden of running the platform. He added that this would be good for everyone and would help to preserve open internet.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time Dorsey has advised people to build on Bitcoin. In June, the billionaire pledged $5 million to Brink to fund developers building on the ecosystem.
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Musk Imposes View Limit on Twitter
On July 1, Musk imposed a limit on the number of tweets users on the platform could view daily. He said the limit was a temporary measure to “address the extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.”
Initially, Musk limited verified accounts to reading 6000 posts/day while unverified accounts could read 600 tweets, and new unverified accounts would be limited to 300 tweets per day. However, the limitations were expanded after several criticisms.
Some platform users believe the move was designed to get more subscribers for Twitter Blue. Other users also attributed the decision to the company’s alleged failure to pay Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its cloud services.
Meanwhile, the move is amid one of the numerous initiatives Musk has imposed on the platform since his acquisition last year.
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Decentralized Alternatives Emerge
Following the news, the crypto Twitter community has begun migrating to decentralized Twitter alternatives like Damus.
Damus tweeted that it couldn’t impose rate limits on nostr because users can always connect to relays. It added that “nostr gives you the freedom to choose, there is no centralized decision making here.”
Meanwhile, whistleblower Edward Snowden advised users to move to Damus. Snowden said:
“It’s a good day to check out #nostr again, since somebody broke Twitter. It’s a protocol, not a platform, so you can use any app or just a web browser.”
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