Consumer-Oriented Social Media: Key Features, What’s Held It Up, How We Get It

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We’ve all long known that consumer orientation depends on features of Distributed Architecture, Interoperability and Portability, and suitable Terms of Service and Privacy Policies.

It’s also been apparent that, at least during the years of transition, business models are challenging. Innovators need all the usual encouragement at start-up and scale-up levels, but they also need support to achieve the ‘network effect’ breakthrough.

The will has been shown, in Australia, the EU, and the USA, to impose regulatory measures on technology platforms about content such as child porn, defamation, hate speech, and false news, and even to apply labor laws.

What the consumer-oriented social media innovators need is for the norms of competition and anti-trust laws to be imposed and requirements enforced in the areas of interoperability and portability.

We’ve all long known that consumer orientation depends on features of Distributed Architecture, Interoperability and Portability, and suitable Terms of Service and Privacy Policies.

It’s also been apparent that, at least during the years of transition, business models are...

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