166 - Leaving Web2 with Sriram Krishnan
Inside the episode
He also hosts a podcast with his wife covering tech and internet creators, so he knows a thing or two about the world of creators, internet social platforms, and crypto.
What’s broken about Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook? And how can it be fixed? Can it be fixed? Sriram has many profound ideas.
Growing up in a small town in India with little opportunity, Sriram used the internet to change the course of his life. Now he worries that these same opportunities won’t be available for the next generation. He believes Web3 is the only way to keep the internet full of opportunity for the next generations.
In today’s episode, we cover why Sriram defected from Web2 to Web3, why Twitter can topple world governments but can’t sell ads effectively, why every social media network has to start with status, how crypto and AI intersect, and much more.
7:14 Eliezer Yudkowsky
8:19 Sriram’s Thoughts on A.I.
11:35 Sriram’s Background & North Star
16:10 The Early Internet Explained
19:54 The Permissionless of the Internet Today
22:18 What Are API Keys?
25:55 Towers vs. Townsquares
28:24 TikTok Hearings & Web2 Solutions
43:25 New Age of Twitter
49:29 Web3 Social Tour
1:02:46 Overcoming Web2 Network Effects
1:20:20 How to Crypto-Pill Elon
1:22:38 Web2 Pausing Web3 Adoption
1:26:32 Future of Creators
1:30:25 Web3 & Creators
1:35:06 Crypto & AI
1:40:33 Sriram’s Closing Arguments
1:42:22 Closing & Disclaimers
Sriram & His Wife’s Podcast
Eugene Wei’s Status-as-a-Service