There was a time when most people learned about the world from a few professional communicators. The Internet opened communication to the masses. In many cases they were more accurate and creative, and their interests and ideas more diverse.
But, from the start, there was a thorn in this rose. The Internet is hierarchical. Control a few routers or nameservers at the top of the hieararchy, and you have a chokehold on it. Its structure leaves its innocent users vulnerable to wiretapping, censorship, and disruption by those who see themselves as judges of mankind.
We have been working to design a real alternative. Our approach is to support direct and transitive wireless communication among smartphones without reliance on vulnerable infrastructure.