What is the future of social networks and are they safe and reliable?
By Elizabeth Jarrard and Artem Sahaidak
For the last few decades, the digital world has changed dramatically. Social networks are no longer serving as merely social spaces for communication as they once did. These media networks have evolved into platforms that influence myriad areas of our lives including our work, political, and social spheres. Our digital lives have evolved into a world that resides in our pockets and avoiding the existence and influence of social media can seem an impossible task. Facebook for example, as the largest global social network, aggregates of products, services, political views, fashion, etc. and thus its globalism and omnipresence provokes many, who may not have our best interests at heart, to grab at their target audience with greedy, groping hands.
Another issue that these aggregator platforms raise is that there are many ways to access a user’s content or discover their purchasing or viewing habits. As a result, people quite often forget what they were originally looking for when a pop-up ad infiltrates their feed. By switching their attention to something else, the user often ends up forgetting what they wanted to consume or purchase in the first place.
All human inventions were created in order to facilitate and make our lives easier. However, many times it’s difficult, nigh impossible, to control the outcome(s) of the original invention.
These days, it seems that social media networks have become a black mirror reflecting not who we are, rather, a carefully curated image of who we would like people to think we are. Social media’s influence on us is often controversial. In fact, they challenge us to a certain extent—to separate the things we need from the things we don’t.
Social media outlets might also be seen as a “black mirror” of sorts. Have we trusted something for so long that initially seemed innocuous when in reality, these social network entities may have a darker side? Our very personal information is at risk of being leaked? Or hacked? How did this happen and why does it seem to continue happening?
These days certain media outlets might seem about as safe a place to share your data as a leaky dinghy in a black squall. These entities are aggregators that are constantly collecting their users’ data. Your geo-location and passwords are pillars of your identity that should be protected at all times and have been made vulnerable. Questionable internal privacy policies at certain HQs have left millions of user’s data open to third parties. Knowing this might make you want to delete your social media accounts. But if you leave, where will you go? You ask, naively.
Why exactly is Pindify a secure digital marketplace? Ever heard of blockchain or crosschain? You may have heard about cryptocurrency and blockchain, but crosschain is an additional digital technology that employs very sophisticated encryption that is very difficult to hack. Additionally, crosschain is decentralized. Did you know that many large firms and corporations that share a huge portion of data form a powerful centralized "continent" of what we tend to think of as “the internet?” Pindify uses crosschain to encrypt users’ data so we know who is earning revenue, and we track analytics to help our content providers (our Pindify Providers) maximize their profits. We do not sell our user's data nor make it vulnerable to third parties. We are decentralized like an island. And we parked our own leak-free yacht in the bay. It’s pretty swag. We also think it is very ethical.
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