Are you ready to create a web that works better for all?

Project Liberty invites you to join in building a more equitable, collaborative web.

THE SOCIAL GRAPH IS NOW OPEN FOR BUILDING.

We’re developing infrastructure that puts people at the center of an innovative, inclusive web economy.

The key to change lies in the power of combining our social networks in one unified social graph that is free from corporate control and rewards innovators and value creators directly.

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A token-based reward layer opens the option to incentivize people who innovate on the new social graph, and who migrate to applications that are built on it.

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Developer tooling and an open market of web services help innovators across the globe create web apps with healthier, higher data standards built in.

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A global, decentralized, open source social graph provides community-governed public infrastructure to connect our social networks while protecting individual data rights.

THE SOCIAL GRAPH IS NOW OPEN FOR BUILDING.

We’re developing infrastructure that puts people at the center of an innovative, inclusive web economy.

The key to change lies in the power of combining our social networks in one unified social graph that is free from corporate control and rewards innovators and value creators directly.

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A global, decentralized, open source social graph provides community-governed public infrastructure to connect our social networks while protecting individual data rights.

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A token-based reward layer opens the option to incentivize people who innovate on the new social graph, and who migrate to applications that are built on it.

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Developer tooling and an open market of web services help innovators across the globe create web apps with healthier, higher data standards built in.

We’re forming an institute to advance a healthier digital future

To support the values reflected in this new web model, the founders of Project Liberty are launching the McCourt Institute to advance technology that serves the common good. Members of the institute will undertake the challenging, interdisciplinary work of discovering how to design and build technology that supports our social fabric and a more equitable economy. Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Sciences Po in Paris are the founding academic partners. The McCourt Institute’s research will span social science, economics, policy, and technology.

Better rules for a better web

Let’s center the web around people, not platforms.

SHIFT WHOSE VOICES ARE HEARD

For decades the web used by billions has been largely privatized—shaped and limited by a few leaders. It’s time to change that. Web innovation should be easier—allowing more voices, ideas, and perspectives to be heard and engaged in addressing complex problems and discovering new possibilities. The unified social graph provides a new landscape for innovation and collaboration that has never existed.

SHIFT WHO OWNS THE DATA

Today, when we generate or publish data with web apps, we surrender ownership and control. Our data—our relationships, interactions, and even our attention—is fuel to a surveillance economy that has become toxic to our social fabric. We believe that giving people ownership and control of their own data is the first step to break the cycle and shift the balance of power.

SHIFT WHO GETS THE VALUE

The most dominant web apps are designed to extract value from users, not share value with people. They stifle competition by locking the social graph into a walled, proprietary ecosystem. A healthier web model is based on an open architecture that continually welcomes innovation—and provides the infrastructure for value to flow more equitably to all participants.

WHO IS BEHIND IT?

Project Liberty is a shared vision

Mission/focus of evolving past the surveillence economy and our POV that it requires using the power of social graph and finding new ways to deliver value to all participants (advertising matters)

Perspectives

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Social graph as a key to change

How can a change in ownership of the social graph unlock a more equitable web?
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How can the shared social graph open innovation?

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