I'm Larry Sanger (Wikipedia co-founder, Everipedia CIO) and I am calling for a general #SocialMediaStrike tomorrow and Friday. AMA!
I propose not a new platform but an entirely new architecture for the entire social media world. Just as the blogosphere is decentralized, social media posting should be decentralized. Just as you own your own blog, you should own your own social media data.
This is not a new idea. It's the idea behind r/mastodon_social, /r/minds, /r/gab soon(?), and /r/diaspora and many more (give me a list and I'll link to it). We need to bring all of these together with one common standard (maybe a successor of ActivityPub? But that's not for me to decide), and into the mainstream with more funding and attention. #DecentralizeSocialMedia!
Please strike tomorrow and/or the next day (July 4-5). That is, don't use big social media except to repeatedly announce/agitate that you're on strike. Please sign this Declaration of Digital Independence. Please get all your influential friends involved ASAP so we can get millions of people announcing, repeatedly, that they're on strike tomorrow. The media, both left and right (I've been interviewed by both the Guardian and Fox News) are pretty solidly behind us.
So come on, everyone, let's make this even bigger. Make a (nonpartisan, respectful) noise on Facebook, Twitter, etc., please, and other networks...on many, I already have no account!