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Curious about the possibilities? View our offer Web3 is the future of the internet! You may read that a lot, but there is also criticism of the concept. What should the future of the internet and social media look like then? And how do we break the Japan Phone Number power of big tech ? I went looking for alternatives. Current internet dominated by big tech New on Frank watching Digital barrier-free: this is how you make videos accessible to everyone 11:00 Copy writing is a breeze! 7 misconceptions about copywriters 08:00 Marketing in times of crisis: the changed role of advertising & sales ma New social app Be Real is growing explosively: this is how it works sat 10 tips & 10 tools for organizing communication work fri Jack Dorsey (former Twitter CEO) recently wrote that he regrets his role in the creation of a centralized internet: Centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet. He refers to the fact that today a few large companies (also known as 'big tech') dominate the internet. We've been hearing this sound for years, from different angles. For example, Tim Berners-Lee (founder of the World Wide Web ) has argued for years that big tech has too much power. Our personal data is trapped in their silos. He wants Japan Phone Number power back in the individual and is working on 'pods'. These Japan Phone Number List are like vaults in which you store your own data and give companies permission to access some of that data (source: The New York Times ). In the Netherlands there are also well-known champions of a freer internet, such as Marlin Stikker (director of Wang and author of the book The Internet is broken ) and José van Dijck (professor at Utrecht University). Van Dijck tells De Negroes Amsterdam that she now sees the problem of the power of social networks in the war between Russia and Ukraine: These companies are given the task of moderating an information war. Do we allow Russia Today to spread disinformation, Do we keep certain sites online? Those are gigantic responsibilities, which in the past were borne by states and democracies. Is Web3 the Answer? Web3 would be the solution to the current problems. The biggest change in Web3 is the architecture (it runs on blockchains), writes Jan Scheele on Frank-watching . “From a handful of central parties that dominate to a decentralized environment where everyone regains control over Japan Phone Number their own data and is rewarded fairly for their contribution to the web.” But there is criticism of Web3. Web 2.0 was also supposed to become a lot more democratic, but has not (or barely) lived up to that. Why would that work with Web3? Jack Dorsey tweets skeptically that the people trying to market Web3 were also getting filthy rich from Web 2.0. Ernst-Jan Pfauth, meanwhile, has doubts in the NRC : “Moreover, there are many libertarians among them, who hope that Web3 will decentralize everything so that we no longer need governments.