Kim Dotcom is Rambling About Starting His Own Internet

By Ashley Feinberg on at

The last time we left Kim Dotcom, he was busy poising himself as "Hilary Clinton's worst nightmare in 2016" with a brand new pretend political party, the Internet Party. Now, the future President Dotcom is busy rambling to his eventual constituents on Twitter about starting his very own Internet. You know, just as soon as he gets enough money to do something about it.

The tweets reference Kim Dotcom's supposed "Meganet," which he's been heralding for close to a year. Meganet would be a de-centralised, non-IP based network not at all unlike the block chain used by Bitcoin. And while we have yet to see any sign of the previously promised Dotcom political revolutions, this one is definitely going to happen, guys.

And if you're wondering why Dotcom is looking for a white swan logo in particular, a little journey down his Twitter feed will answer that question right up.

(WARNING: Graphic swan violence depicted in the link.)

And on Valentine's Day too, no less.

Dotcom-ness of it all aside, it's worth noting that this isn't a completely horrible idea. Similar—if not significantly smaller—networks have in fact been successful, like the Firechat messaging app, for instance. The chances of Kim Dotcom making good on these promises, though, are about as good as that swan's chance of walking it off.

So if you care at all about swans or a free internet or the 140-character pipe dreams of an increasingly irrelevant man, support Meganet I guess?