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The web0 manifesto

(Start blackboard with equation) web0 manifesto: web3 = decentralisation + blockchain + NFTs + metaverse, web0 = web3 - blockchain - NFTs - metaverse, web0 = decentralisation. (End blackboard with equation). web0 is the decentralised web. In other words, web0 is web3 without all the corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley bullshit.

The web0 manifesto: a short and sweet middle finger to web3.

Is it Covid or bullshit allergy?

Towards the end of 2021, I started noticing more and more “articles” on “web3” cropping up, each one more grating than the last.

It was as if journalists public relations hacks1 were in a race to the death to see who could best parrot the latest right-libertarian techbro bullshit from bullshit press releases ejected out the fetid bowels of bullshit startups in Silicon Valley, the world’s capital of bullshit.

So, anyway…

I felt we could all use a little antihistamine – not to mention, a different term we could use to differentiate ourselves from the bullshit – so, over the holidays, I created the web0 manifesto.

As I write this, it has been online for a little under six days and signed by 639 people, projects, and organisations.

The site is entirely hand-rolled, doesn’t use any third-party APIs, and runs on Site.js. If you’re interested in some technical trivia, read the footer, glance at the privacy policy, and view the source.

You can also, of course, sign it.

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  1. To these fine individuals I say, you can stop worrying: you do not have imposter syndrome; you are imposters. ↩︎