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Answer by Seers1

I made a similar question yesterday without being aware of this one https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/ccZCJcqBtWxFLCN2t/how-does-an-ea-aligned-twitter-looks-like

Agree, we're very much looking to create a social network that improves though process. We choose twitter as a starting point because it has a nice structure (trees/forest) and we plan to modify it to improve critical thinking.

Yes, and it sounds very aligned to what we have in mind.

That sounds easy to implement. Definitely we're going to give users many choices regarding feed algorithms and they are going to be able to plug any custom one.

Answer by Seers3

There is a old post quite similar to my question:


In our case we're planning an open graph architecture, with users able to fork/spawn subnets.

It's funny, I came with the same idea and implemented it in the social network I'm building https://nmkbs-aaaaa-aaaam-aadfa-cai.ic0.app/post/740#main.

I'm also planning to make it EA aligned at the core.

I would love if you could expand a bit on the "interactivity" items, since is the one that we can handle more immediately. Thanks 

Answer by Seers1

Some extra questions to think about or just have fun:

1 - Should the feed promote EA aligned posts over others?

2- Should we optimise for active users? Number of posts? Happiness?

3- Should it be running in a centralised server (like EA forum?) or in a decentralised way?

4- What should be the role of crypto inside the social network, if any?

5 - Should users control the network by coin voting?

6- Should users be able to fork the network and quickly create a spin-off?

7 - How should it create revenue and re-direct it to altruistic causes? 

I hope is enough to kick start some conversation as I believe having a better social networks and aligned to EA values is vital.

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