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Afari

Decentralized, censorship resistant social media

2.7/5
About

Afari is a decentralized social media platform that aims to give people more control of their privacy and data, and reward them for creating quality content that others enjoy.

The web app beta is the first step to achieving those aims. You own all your data on Afari, as it uses Blockstack, a blockchain-based naming and storage system.

Would you recommend this product?
Engineer

Okay, time to be that guy again...

Another case of using blockchain for the sake of using blockchain. I'm (and 99.995% of users) will not go and download a thing and figure that out just to sign up for this.

This product is a blatant Twitter clone which was created by search and replacing "database" with "blockchain", it's not needed and will be forgotten tomorrow.

Pros:

None

Cons:

Pointless Twitter clone, need to jump through hoops just to sign up

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avthar.com | Startup Founder
Hey Max, thanks for your feedback - I agree with the jump through hoops part, but I'd encourage you to actually read about Afari before dismissing it. We do not just replace "database" with "blockchain", so I'd appreciate if you took the time to read about how our architecture is set up in this article (https://medium.com/afari-blog/in...) and would then welcome your comments and would be happy to debate the merits of our design decisions.

The Afari team has done a spectacular job in such a short amount of time, and I would highly recommend their platform for anyone who is the least bit concerned about data privacy.

Pros:

Secure, easy to use, familiar interface

Cons:

Slight technical wonkiness due to it being their first launch

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matchco

yet another example of decentralizing something that has no need to be decentralized. Why would i want to pay to tweet or post when i can do it free on twitter which this is obviously a clone of

Pros:

none

Cons:

twitter clone

avthar.com | Startup Founder
@chris -- again, I encourage you to actually (1) read the article about Afari and (2) actually try to use the product. This review is factually false -- you don't pay to post on Afari, in fact that's why it's innovative over other solutions like Peepeth, because you get benefits of decentralization without the pay-to-play costs of posting data on the blockchain.

Please stop creating pointless "decentralized" "privacy-first" clones, it's a waste of everyone's time.

Pros:

None

Cons:

Another DApp bs, twitter clone