When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the mid-15th century, it was the beginning of a revolution. The printing press contributed to societal changes, since it became easier for social critics to spread their messages. The Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment may not have occurred without it.We are now in the midst of a corresponding revolution, born by the shift from analog to digital. The creation of the Internet, the World Wide Web and the growth and evolution of social networks has transformed the ways in which we communicate with each other.The world has become connected through shared commerce, trade, policy and governance. As with the printing press, digital media is contributing to major social changes and has disrupted the balance of power in our society.People are now free to share their unfiltered thoughts with a mass audience anywhere on the planet, giving social media enormous potential to foster collaborative innovation, prosperity, peace and freedom.But to achieve that progressive outcome, how can we contain the bigotry, hatred and bullying that’s haunting the most ubiquitous platforms?How do we minimize certain types of speech without also quashing the free flow of ideas and creative collaboration that this radically democratized system of mass communication can unlock?The answer may lie in the same software that delivers the system’s relentless firehose of untethered thoughts. Some social networks are discovering that when their customers are prompted to reflect on problematic behavior they tend to self-moderate.They can motivate their users to do the right thing with the proper incentives. This approach is ushering in the latest and perhaps most substantial revolution of all, transforming business, society and humanity.That’s the foundation upon which we created Wirdworld, the world’s first blockchain social network focused on effective, equitable and inclusive social change.Wirdworld leverages the power of blockchain technology to build trust and promote transparency and accountability in all interactions.The driving mission of the Wirdworld platform is to collaborate with our users to build a digital community free of divisive and extreme encounters.We will empower them to choose if and how they contribute instead of giving up that power to media companies, corporations and advertisers. They own their data. They decide what they want to share or if they want to share anything. They are rewarded if they do. We invite you to join our community as a partner in launching this new platform.