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๐Ÿš€ The Rise of the Fediverse!

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The Rise of the Fediverse!๐Ÿ“ฑ

Remember that viral pic comparing startups to Craigslist sections? It showed how startups were unbundling Craigslist's one-stop-shop. Fast forward to today, and we're witnessing the social media version of this unbundle-athon!

Credits: Business Insider

Enter the "Fediverse" โ€“ think of it as the Avengers of social media apps, where everyone's connected but not stuck in one platform. It's like email, but for social media. Different apps, different vibes, all chatting happily in one big digital party.

This isn't just a tech fantasy; it's what could happen with protocols like ActivityPub. Think of ActivityPub as the universal translator for social media โ€“ simplifying the complex babble of platforms into one harmonious language.

No more being trapped in Facebook's universe or Twitter's timeline. It's like choosing your own social media adventure! ๐ŸŒŒ

But here's the kicker: in this fediverse, it's not about building the next Facebook or Twitter. It's about creating better, smaller, and more specialized social experiences.

And the real magic? This shift could lead to a burst of innovation. Imagine apps tailored for NBA fans, crypto geeks, or just for sharing epic jokes. The potential is as endless as cat videos on the internet.

We're at the dawn of a new era in social media, where our online lives could finally feel like they belong to us, not some tech giant. So, get ready to explore this exciting new landscape in 2024. Who knows? You might just find your new digital home!

โ˜„๏ธ Asteroids โ˜„๏ธ

Bird, the electric scooter company, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, undergoes restructuring amidst financial struggles and market challenges, aiming for long-term sustainability. ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿ’ธ

Micromobility.com delisted from Nasdaq for noncompliance, shifts to OTC markets amid industry turmoil and financial challenges. ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Stability AI, creator of Stable Diffusion, launches a subscription model with three tiers, including a free option, targeting different user groups for commercial use of its AI models. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’ณ

๐Ÿ”ฎ Knowlee - Connect any Apps to AI Agents

๐ŸŽจ LogoFast - Make beautiful logos with AI โ€” fast & free

๐Ÿ“น๏ธ Creatify - The fastest way to create short video ads

๐Ÿ’ฐ Wednesday Wires ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Anti-ransomware startup Halcyon lands fresh $40M tranche. The Halcyon platform is built to keep businesses operational even in the event of a widespread ransomware incident. ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ 

SimSpace, a startup that creates digital replicas of organizationsโ€™ tech and networking stacks for cybersecurity training, has raised $45 million in a funding round led by L2 Point Management. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿคซ 

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