Time for some new stuff from the internet!
Many of us are fed up with the model of current social networks. As much as I find them akin to a sort of hive mind that is allowing us to share ideas through the world and without it I wouldn't have the supportive community I benefit from. But we're all aware of the derives of the centralized platforms to which we're handling private data, while being subject to their whim. It was about time for a real alternative, not just another website nor a new app but ... a protocol! So, a base layer on top of which "clients" (apps) can be built. Unlike anything you've seen so far, nothing on Nostr will ask you for a email or a phone number and making you go through a registration process. Instead, the client generates you a private key (consider it like a masterpassword, to never, ever loose) and a public key (which is what you share to who you want to stay in touch with), which is a very fast process. But above all, Nostr is censorship resistant; what you post there isn't under the control of any entity. If you're displeased with the client, just move to another one, all your contacts, posts and messages will come with you.
Here are some good ressources to start:
On top, Nostr seamessly integrates Bitcoin's Lightning network, allowing you to easily transfer value to anyone you want, instantly and for virtually no fee. This is unleashing a whole new type of economy, which obsoletes the tiring ad model as it let's free exchanges taking place directly between creators and consumers, without any third party sticking their nose in the middle.
So, give it a test, just hop on any of the clients ( https://iris.to/ , https://snort.social/ , https://damus.io/ ... ).
Let it generate you a key (or use a Lightning extention such as https://getalby.com/ ) and you're set!
Ah, and don't forget to follow me, here's my public key: npub1jxxfrm09u49zsu0mk7a9kzxwh2e5h4yuxh2dhenpek42nrlspknq7ahy9s