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

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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.

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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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