I’d love to see research into solving the hard problems of federated services – like social networks.
This 2017 article summarizes my skepticism – https://www.wired.com/story/decentralized-social-networks-sound-great-too-bad-theyll-never-work/
I’d love to be proven wrong
It’s interesting that this article fails to define success until the second to last paragraph of the article - tackle the problem of platform monopolies.
This is like saying “Linux will never replace Windows on the desktop” or “Instagram will never replace Flickr for serious photographers” or “Racket will never replace C++” You’re casting the platform as a challenger for dominance in a well-established space, and of course it will never win against the incumbent. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be successful in other ways.