Can you build a better successor for Facebook? This competition wants you

For millions of people, Facebook replaced MySpace years ago. But what comes next?

While people ponder over whether they should delete Facebook in light of the Cambridge Analytica debacle, a competition called the OpenBook Challenge wants entrants to create a successor for the beleaguered social network.

As per its website, the OpenBook Challenge claims to be "not an idea or business plan competition," but rather a contest which will fund teams based on their "ability to execute," with privacy at the forefront. 

"We are looking to fund seven purpose-driven teams that want to build a billion-user social network to replace Facebook — while protecting consumer privacy," according to the competition's explainer. Read more...

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