MeWe, a social network focused on privacy and user control over data, has announced its vision and plan to migrate its 20 million users and over 600,000 interest groups to Web3. The migration will be made possible by leveraging the Frequency blockchain in the Polkadot ecosystem. MeWe’s Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Edell, outlined the path forward at the recent Polkadot Decoded conference, sharing the progress made and the benefits for users.
Recently, MeWe opened beta access for new users to claim a universal handle, create their Social Identity, and access the Social Web. This allows users to control their data and how it is used. In the coming weeks, MeWe’s current users will also have access to the Social Web.
Edell emphasized that the adoption of the Frequency blockchain and the migration to Web3 align with MeWe’s values of prioritizing user privacy and giving users control over their own data. He believes that once the migration is complete, MeWe will become the largest decentralized social media platform in the world.
MeWe is known for its Privacy Bill of Rights, which guarantees users control over their data and news feeds. The social network does not have ads or algorithms and offers unique features such as the MeWe 2-way camera and voice & video messaging. With its migration to Web3 through Frequency, MeWe aims to become the largest social media app globally.
MeWe has received recognition for its innovative approach, being named the Most Innovative Social Media Company by Fast Company in 2020 and the Best Entrepreneurial Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2019. The company was also a Start-Up of the Year Finalist for “Innovative World Technology” at SXSW in 2016.
Overall, MeWe’s migration to Web3 and its commitment to user privacy and control over data highlight the company’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technology and innovation in the social media space.