Evan launched Planetary the other day. I’ve been beta testing for a while, and it’s an impressive piece of work. It’s built on top of Dominic Tarr’s SSB so it’s properly decentralised, but with a pretty slick user experience that incorporates some thoughtful insights about how we use social media and how it could be a less toxic force in the world.
Evan’s been kicking around this idea for a while. (There’s some evidence of an aborted 2015 attempt that I had some vague involvement in on Github.) It’s a really tough nut to crack: you’re competing with entrenched super aggregators and you have your hands tied behind your back. A valiant struggle!