All of the major social media platforms have offered users a way to communicate with others, such as followers, traffic to their content, likes, and retweets.
Now a new generation of social media networks has emerged, one that uses blockchain technology to create platforms that allow users to control their data and escape the censorship imposed by users such as Facebook and Twitter.
One of these new social media platforms is Akasha is the next generation social media network, in which you can perform any activity that a social network allows such as publishing, sharing, voting for content and more.
Unlike the well-known social networks in Akasha, content is published through a decentralized network rather than centralized servers.
Freedom of expression, access to information and privacy are fundamental human rights that must be respected both on the Internet and in real life.
As a civilization in transition to an information-based society, the permanent storage of information for future generations is a critical problem that must be solved.
The aim of the Akasha Project is to establish a permanent repository embedded in the Internet network for all the information that is produced online.
Information (websites, documents, email files, videos, etc.) can be purposely removed by governments and / or corporations that control the Internet today or more simply but equally tragically, it simply disappears for lack of maintenance of central hosting servers.
The problem that the project wants to solve is the permanence of the information online.
In fact, today's Internet is becoming centralized, with billions of users depending on a handful of great services.
Today's Internet is also fragile, because it is based on a centralized distribution model, with servers coming and going.
If a server stops working for some technical or commercial reason, or is removed by the authorities, all web pages stored on that server disappear.
As a decentralized application, AKASHA implements a next-generation information architecture born from the merger of Ethereum.
And the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS) which is a distributed peer-to-peer file system that connects all participating nodes to the same file system and allows the creation of versioned file systems, blockchains, even a permanently distributed web.
Of the positive parts of this project that can be highlighted are:
- The project has established developers and advisers working on it, including the founders of Ethereum.
- Akasha is a decentralized social network where data and identity are decentralized and where you follow users and have a news source associated with that content.
- The project is open source. And it will definitely be a benchmark for many other Ethereum-based dapps.
- If the project addresses issues, then this Akasha can become a great product for other third-party developers to use.
- The hard work associated with combining Ethereum smart contracts with IPFS and other tools is visible and is a huge plus.
The founders decided to build a functional product first before planning an ICO. This is a better strategy than other companies planning ICOs before product development. This gives you additional credibility in the vision and direction of the Akasha product.
Akasha can be downloaded as a desktop application, But also can be used through a browser.
However, if you are going to use this social network, As advice we can give you is to make a backup copy of your passwords and / or passphrases since once your account has been created, if you don't have these, there is no way to get it back.