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RE: Wikipedia Co-Founder Larry Sanger Creates A Forum To Decentralize Social Media - Thinks HIVE (Blockchain) is Crap

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He does have a point when he says the platform is controlled by Whales - the DAO is pretty much entirely controlled by two people.

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Well he has valid points, but there is always some drawback to any structure right?

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There's downsides to everything - Hive's main problem could be with visibility - that's probably why he wants ownership over the url and the ability to change it.

I'm no coder but it can't be that hard for Google to penalise ALL posts starting with <hive.blog> or <leo.finance> or <peakd.com> and send them to page 100.

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Larry sounds like some people I work with. A solution is staring you right in the face and you refuse to even check it out.

Whales control, but the same is true with everyone else. The people Larry talks about, those with deep pockets who can bring the infrastructure aren't going to give their money away for free. They are going to want some control of it. It may not be entirely moral, but it is certainly logical at least. Anyone who invests their money or time into something will want some form of control.

And WordPress? I haven't downloaded the software and I don't plan to either. Everything I do, even my own job, functions with cloud-based apps. I could be on my phone in a meeting with others around the country.

I could see a benefit to Word Press if I worked exclusively from home, but I can't comment any further than that as I turned away from it a long time ago.

Fantastic article, by the way.

Anyone who invests their money or time into something will want some form of control.

When they have control but not money, they may want to sell control for money. It is much like politics and bureaucracy or tried and tested communism where bribery reigns supreme. pWikipedia has been heavily compromised because of this already.](https://leofinance.io/@vimukthi/wikipedia-is-corrupt-and-its-integrity-is-for-sale-these-are-your-blockchain-alternatives)

And WordPress? I haven't downloaded the software and I don't plan to either. Everything I do, even my own job, functions with cloud-based apps. I could be on my phone in a meeting with others around the country.

Cloud is going to be more and more of a thing in the future. What we need to focus on is creating decentralized cloud services. These are few interesting solutions I have come across.

https://sonm.com
https://iex.ec
https://dfinity.org
https://solana.com
https://www.ankr.com
https://ethernity.cloud
http://deepcloudai.com

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That's not an issue. Any website could pull content from the Hive blockchain and post it there using a browser extension tailored to that website.

See, the problem with this guy is that he does not realize the blockchain is different from the front ends. That's why he wrote stuff like the claim that "typically" blockchain-based social media platforms are just one client and all centralized.

When it comes to how Hive is controlled by whales, then he's right but only about the money. Content-wise, removing anything from the chain would require a hardfork and a supermajority (17/20) of the consensus witnesses agreeing.