To democratize social media you need a market of “algorithms” (to use
the common meaning of the word, ie. a set of rules deciding which
content to show you).
This would use, among other things, natural language classifiers which
could filter and rank content by topic, relevance, and other
Such market would be a great incentive for people to build better
algorithms, while not keeping the overall system under centralized
control. If it gets too corrupt or undemocratic, yoink, it gets
How can we make each classifier be a little securitized business?
Since it would produce labels, it would be producing value. It would
have intrinsic value, like a farm, or a cow. (Cow token? perhaps
Buffett wouldn’t hate it) One could buy shares in a classifier and
This could be done with security tokens (or perhaps NFTs? Which would
The big missing puzzle piece here is: I’d like to keep the source code
of the classifier (and perhaps, its training data) secret unless you are
the majority shareholder of the asset. Can this last part be done?