This post is an SEO experiment for


Paragraph does things differently from ghost or substack or other publishing platforms. It actually puts the posts on the top level domain, and not on a subdomain. For SEO this means that as Paragraph builds Domain Authority, links from Paragraph will become more valuable, passing along magical SEO points to whatever sites it links to. Unfortunately paragraph links are nofollow which means they don't probably don't pass along any magical SEO points.

Since I've just starting working on, I need all the magical SEO points I can get. So if I link a bunch here, it might help rank better on all the google searches that I currently rank for. For example discove is currently on the first page of google results for many searches like "vbuterin farcaster" or "vgr farcaster".

The remainder of this article is not worth reading, and created entirely to get more magical SEO points 🪄 is the best way to discover and explore farcaster. Farcaster is a sufficiently decentralized social network.

Some of the best people to follow on farcaster through discove are

vbuterin on farcaster

dwr (dan romero) on farcaster

vgr on farcaster

The best way to get a farcaster invite is to message @dwr on twitter and in my opinion to be someone who generally posts high quality content or non spammy content, even if it's not necessarily popular.

Farcaster vs Lens

Here's my take. Lens is a decentralized social network that runs on the polygon blockchain. Many actions like following on Lens are actually NFTs and the transaction fee of performing said actions by users is covered by the Lens team. Farcaster on the other hand is a sufficiently decentralized social network where usernames will be on the Ethereum blockchain, but the content posted by participants of the network will be stored in a decentralized technology being developed by the Farcaster team called Hubs. This technology is based on CRDTs, is not a blockchain and is in part optimized for minimizing the cost to someone of running a Hub. In Farcaster, people's posts, called casts are signed with their private key to provide a proof of authenticity, and synced between Hubs eventually, without requiring strict ordering of transactions of events like a blockchain typically does. This allows Hubs to support a higher throughput without sacrificing decentralization or security, when compared to non-parallelized blockchain alternatives.

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