RE: decentralized/centralized — Exactly — it’s what I am also seeing with Stable Coins, a mix or hybrid the centralized/decentralized model.
Can a purely decentralized (maybe DAO) exist and flourish? Right now we are seeing various models jostling for position. I’m exited to see where it evolves from here. However, the point of the article was to bring awareness of the of potential of social networks to bring about widespread adoption — not to discuss the model. :)