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Forbes New blockchain platforms are trying disrupt the traditional news feeds. 59% of Americans get their news from Twitter. The decline of the print press is well documented as the internet and the power of online news sources have forever changed the way we consume news.…

  • RB

    Ryan Biddulph

    over 2 years ago #

    I'm on board Nadav because this is like democracisizing news. Folks share snippets, the people speak, and we have news. This method is better than the heavily biased news we see in the West, with its liberal or conservative leanings, and the liberal and conservative followers who flock to these networks, trashing the other side.

    • ND

      Nadav Dakner

      over 2 years ago #

      Exactly, we're headed to the era of democratization and personalization (not to mention decentralization) :)

  • DG

    Dana Gore

    over 2 years ago #

    I've noticed a lot of far leaning stories from several sources out there, so I personally always maintain a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to news stories. I've also noticed a lot of control measures being taken lately.

    It'll be interesting to see how Blockchain verifies sources and provides people with a more freedom based system.

  • BP

    Brenda Pace

    over 2 years ago #

    Hi Nadav,

    I would love to hear what other users are saying about this. It would be fab to block out fake news, but honestly, I'm skeptical about anything coming out of the media's mouths and computers. If it's not fake, then it's biased. I've really lost faith in the whole kit and kaboodle.

    That said, if it can be done, I'd really love to see it proven.

    Great read for sure. Sheds some light on the unlimited possibilities!


  • JM

    James McAllister

    over 2 years ago #

    This is awesome. It's such a huge issue when any single entity "owns" the information, and as made famous in John Mayer's "Waiting On The World To Change" they sure can bend it all they want - and they certainly are.

    I've recently begun learning Russian and while I'm no where near fluent yet, I have taken some time to look at Russian news, the media, diving a little deeper into the culture. One thing that you really get exposed to is how things happening in the U.S. are perceived from the outside. Of course, the problem is just as big here - clear bias, facts being omitted or exaggerated, but the point is that when one entity, be it a government, corporation or whatever, controls the information that's absorbed by the masses, it can be twisted, manipulated, and even flat out changed.

  • RC

    Reginald Chan

    over 2 years ago #

    Powerful content and really eye opening. Voted up because this is something that really interests me!

  • CR

    Cori Ramos

    over 2 years ago #

    Hi Nadav,

    This is a very interesting post. I've never heard of Snip but I like the idea of being able to receive news from 'real sources'. I've been more skeptical about the news lately so it's good to know the Blockchain technology is going to provide us with real news from verified sources.

    Thanks for sharing. Voting up!


  • JH

    Joy Healey

    over 2 years ago #

    I'm reading more and more about blockchain and verified news feeds - really going to have to take the plunge and look at one of these. Especially if there are rewards!

    Pretty horrified to think that so many people get their news from Facebook and Twitter, but then I suppose it's only the same as them getting news from the biased media.

    Fascinating info, Nadav. Thanks

  • RC

    Ravi Chahar

    over 2 years ago #

    Hey Nadav,

    The blockchain is a technology which is at its verge. More people are looking forward to it. Verifying the news can be something which seems amazing.
    Thanks for sharing with us.


  • LR

    Lorraine Reguly

    over 2 years ago #

    It's going to be interesting to see how blockchain technology will ultimately change social media.
    I like how it's changing the way people can get the news. Snip sounds awesome!