Pden app : Social network encouraging thoughtful expressions


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Hi, I’m Deepak, one of the makers of Pden app and I’d like to introduce it to all of you. Pden, pronounced pen is a simple decentralized social network to encourage people into mindful sharing of thoughts and conscious conversations around them. We’ve ditched the shares, likes, and all the other counts to focus more on the content and less on the metrics around it. Like most of the apps in blockstack ecosystem it is powered by Blockstack using Blockstack auth and Gaia storage system.
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The following are the key building blocks of Pden,

#Ownership of data and identity- Our users own their data and identity.

#No vanity metrics- No follower counts, no retweets/share counts, no popularity metric. In today’s time, whom we follow and what we share/like/retweet has become a derivative of who and how many people are liking that. We want to change that.

#Open source algorithm- Currently, our user feed is in plain and simple reverse chronological order. Users should know how content is arranged in their feed so all our future feed algorithms are going to be open source and you can switch between algorithms as per your choice.

#Mutual Consent- Your interactions with other users are controlled by mutual consent. They are private by default and can be made public only if the participants, consent. This is an exciting new feature we are currently working on and will be launching shortly.

Please let us know your thoughts about this new app and help us with your feedback.