Roundtable session PubHubs
11:00 - 12:00
How can PubHubs help reduce our dependence on big-tech social platforms? How will we set up alternatives? What do we and our audience really need?
PubHubs is the name for (a) new Dutch social network(s). PubHubs is open and transparent and protects data of the participants in the network. PubHubs wants to connect people, in different hubs, such as family, relatives, sports club, school class, broadcaster, museum, library, street, neighborhood, or municipality. In each of such hubs, a relevant part of one's own identity plays a role. PubHubs focuses on reliable information, if necessary with digital signatures, and on trusted communication, if necessary with guarantees for the identity of those involved.
Associate Professor Public Policy, Information and Communication University of Massachusetts Amherst