Flipper - Decentralized social network

Project Name: Flipper
Project Track: Web3
Team Name: Flipper
Team Member(s): 2 team members @ivelin207, @barbara48
Devpost Project Link: https://devpost.com/software/flipper-desoc
Project Goal: Decentralizing social network where YOU are the owner of all your information. Create, share, donate, and vote.
Project Value: Social networking where YOU are the owner of all your information. Create, share, donate, and vote.
Project Info: The decentralized social network where YOU are the owner of all your information. Create, share, donate, and vote.
Project Website: https://flipper.lat
Project Test Instructions: Connet with TronLink and signup or watch video or build the source code on Github GitHub - ivelinweb/Deso-flipper: Decentralized social network
Project Details: Flipper, Decentralized social network where YOU are the owner of all your information. Create, share, donate, and vote.

The Problem

Social networks have been facing growing user rejection due to concerns over governance issues. Users are apprehensive about new policies negatively impacting their experience, and there is a fear of potential censorship through strict codes of conduct. The lack of user participation in decision-making processes has eroded trust in current social network platforms. Moreover, there is an increasing problem of government censorship, where platforms are being blocked or restricted by governments, limiting freedom of expression and access to information.

Our Solution: Flipper

Flipper takes a bold stance against censorship and firmly upholds the values of free speech. The platform recognizes the vital importance of allowing individuals to express their thoughts and opinions without fear of retribution or suppression. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies, such as blockchain and decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), Flipper provides a robust solution to the governance censor, ensuring that users’ freedom of expression is protected.

Through its decentralized nature, Flipper utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that are transparent, unbiased, and continuously improving. Flipper uses recommendation algorithms that offer the user the most relevant content always, without any kind of bias or manipulation. If you like it, you’ll see it.

In Flipper, users have the ability to engage in open discussions, share diverse perspectives, and challenge prevailing narratives, fostering intellectual discourse and driving positive change. The platform’s commitment to free speech enables users to express their ideas, collaborate on projects, and collectively contribute to a thriving digital ecosystem where innovation and creativity thrive.

Solution Architecture

DAO: Empowering the Community

Flipper operates as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), placing power back into the hands of the users. The DAO allows users to actively participate in shaping the platform’s rules, policies, and features through a transparent voting system. This approach fosters a sense of community ownership and ensures that decisions are made collectively rather than unilaterally imposed by a centralized authority.

Tech for Good: Building a Better Digital Space

At Flipper, we are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment for all users. We prioritize user privacy, security, and data protection, ensuring that user information remains secure and under their control. Our AI-powered algorithms work tirelessly to promote positive engagement, reduce harmful content, and combat misinformation. Flipper’s dedication to tech for good sets us apart as a platform that genuinely cares about its users and their well-being.

Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing User Experience

Flipper leverages advanced artificial intelligence techniques, including TF-IDF (Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency) and KNN (K-Nearest Neighbors), to provide a seamless and intelligent social media experience. Our AI algorithms analyze user behavior, preferences, and interests to personalize content feeds, ensuring that users see the most relevant and engaging posts. By understanding the context and relevance of different content, Flipper adapts and evolves with the needs of its diverse user base, enhancing the overall user experience.

AWS Infrastructure: Ensuring Reliability and Accessibility

To address the problem of government censorship and ensure platform availability, Flipper leverages AWS infrastructure. By utilizing Amazon Web Services’ global network of servers and cloud services, Flipper can maintain a reliable and accessible platform. This helps to circumvent regional restrictions and ensure that users can access Flipper regardless of their location.

AWS Architecture

Blockchain: Enabling Transparency and Security

Flipper incorporates blockchain technology to enhance transparency and security. With the integration of blockchain, Flipper ensures that user interactions and transactions are recorded immutably, providing transparency and trust in the platform’s operations. Additionally, blockchain enables secure and decentralized storage of user data, further protecting user privacy.

Smart Contract links: TRONSCAN | TRON BlockChain Explorer | 波场区块链浏览器

Project Milestones:

Deployment on mainnet with Milestone 1 Prize (30%).


Welcome to the session. Trust your understand that your submission is super late

your website is broken and you couldn’t make it on time!

Thanks for the welcome message. :sunglasses:

Files were uploaded, waiting for DNS server changes to take effect and It will show.

another social media platform?

the website also doesnt open on my side.
how long this process could take ?

How can you be repeating lines in all the important sections of your post like the Project Goal, Project Value, Project Info and Project Details.

@SimbadMarino @WindsOfChange92 is this type of thing allowed in the hackathon?

Yes please, a decentralized one.

alright, you have a lot of work to do. Talking in terms of users.
More marketing

Welcome to Hackathon with this solution to content censorship. What approaches have you considered to implement in mitigating the issues of censorship and ensure greater user autonomy?

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Several technical and architectural approaches can be considered, just to mention a few below

  1. Blockchain Technology: Using blockchain for a decentralized social network ensures that data is stored across a distributed network of nodes, making censorship significantly more difficult. Content and user data can be stored in a decentralized manner, ensuring that no single entity has control or can easily alter or delete information.
  2. Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs): These are a new type of identifier that enables verifiable, self-sovereign digital identities. DIDs are controlled by the user, independent of any centralized registry, identity provider, or certificate authority. They can help users maintain ownership and control over their identity and personal data on the network.
  3. Content Addressable Storage: Technologies like IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) or other decentralized storage solutions can be used to store data in a way that is indexed based on its content rather than its location. This makes the content censorship-resistant and retrievable via multiple nodes, ensuring availability even if some parts of the network are compromised or censored.
  4. Encryption: Implementing end-to-end encryption for communication between users helps ensure privacy and security. This prevents third parties from accessing data while it’s transmitted across the network or stored.

Welcome to Hackathon Season 6, there’s a popular saying that’s it’s better late than never. Now moving forward, I see this aims to address growing user concerns about governance issues and censorship on existing social networks by providing a decentralized platform.

How does Flipper intend to address regulatory challenges and potential legal issues, especially concerning content moderation and user privacy in different jurisdictions?

You are very welcome, how are you any different from every other social network, thank you

Your overview of these technical and architectural approaches underscores the importance of decentralization, data ownership, and security in building a robust social network platform. How do you plan to integrate these technologies into your project’s architecture seamlessly?

Navigating regulatory challenges and legal issues in various jurisdictions is a critical aspect for any decentralized social network (DSN) like Flipper,

For Jurisdictional Ambiguity: Since Flipper operate across multiple jurisdictions, they may seek legal counsel to understand and comply with the laws and regulations in each jurisdiction where they operate. This could involve forming legal entities in multiple jurisdictions or establishing policies that comply with the strictest applicable regulations.

By adopting a proactive and collaborative approach to addressing regulatory challenges and legal issues, Flipper will foster a regulatory environment that supports innovation, user autonomy, and freedom of expression while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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Very ambitious project. Could you provide more details about how it will be monetized, and will users have the opportunity to earn within the social network?

How best would you do it?

This was really straight to the point, thanks for clarity and goodluck.

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Thank you very much, lots of wishes to you.

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