This is just a suggestion. Can the @Narrative Network Team please create a topic in the appropriate forum whenever a new article is released on the Narrative Blog (Medium)? This way we can easily have a discussion about it here, rather than having to create a new topic from scratch each time.
Check out the new blog by @Ted. He writes about how Narrative parallels Amazon and how we can build a lasting brand. It provides insight into what we are aiming for with Narrative. Enjoy and share! The Amazon of Content
Today's Blog is all about exploring our purchased Niches during the Alpha. This will be the start of an upcoming series where we dive into a few Niche themes. There is also a cool infographic by our own @Matt Brooks.
On Thursday the week, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Not only does this holiday bring together friends and family to feast on a good meal, but it also a time to appreciate and thank those around us for their help and support throughout the year. With this in mind, @Rosemary has written a blog called I Am Thankful for You. For those of you celebrating - we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
The countdown to content drafting is on! And we're counting on you to help plant the seeds for content in Narrative. Plus, how cool will it be to say that you were one of the original content creators in Narrative?!? (And don't forget that content creators earn 60 percent of Narrative Rewards .) If you're still trying to find your inner content creator, head over to the blog for some tips on getting started .
The first benefit I can see is that Narrative is new and inspiring, with a new direction of ownership and creating content that is different to Steemit. I like how Narrative has a larger focus on community, Steemit on the other hand is a bit like tweeter and users do come and go fast. It will be great to see how this develops and how the community sticks together on Narrative. Ted has many many years in Social media and I can see he has thought of this when building Narrative.
As a Steemit user also, I can tell that is very hard to advance and earn something without investing money in Steem power and SBD for promotion. Even if you write great blogs, nobody will see that on Steemit and with money and without bringing any good content to Steemit, you can be powerful and earn a lot. With Narrative that can't happen. In Narrative you can have a lot of NRVE but your reputation and earning will depend of content that you are bringing to Narrative. This model is much...
My own two cents to add here: I have a blog and, to expand my reach -and because everyone was pumping Steemit because "You can make so much money on your content"-, I opened an account on Steemit and started republishing some of my original content in the platform. Soon after, I got bored. It's full of bots and the only content that actually makes money is crappy, copy/pasted-ad-infinitum articles from different media. Also, have you looked at the Trending content of the Lastest Posts at...
Actually, that's one important difference with Narrative. We are not being dogmatic about putting everything on blockchain. We're planning to use blockchain for transactions (where it makes sense for transparency and immutability) but not necessarily for the content (where you need to be able to edit and delete). We're looking at lots of options to serve the content, not decided yet the exact structure, but the bottom line for us is that the user experience comes first.
@Rosemary , this is excellent news! I agree: there's no need to use blockchain for EVERYTHING. As an author, I must say that half the greatness and talent is in editing. Or, simply, being able to delete something for whatever reason you see fit. I mean, we are the owners and masters of our own content. Whereas, in Steemit, they don't give a fuck about us as authors, they just care about the money grab. @cicbar I absolutely disagree, as you can see.
We agree that we disagree 😁 that is beautiful in different opinions 😁 I understand your point and I can't say I'm against it, but if you know that what you write will be permanent then you will write with more responsibility...
Even the Bible has different versions and have been revisited in the last two thousand years, @cicbar . We agree to disagree, but, as I said, one can change and improve their text ad-eternum. It's the magic of it. Unless you are writing news. Or fake news, that is. Then, yeah, better own it .
I recently went there for the first time too. My impression is that there is a lot of drivel. A lot of good stuff too mind you... but it is tangible from the tone of too much of the content, that people are primarily competing for cash. It is just shy of that scummy 'What happened next will blow you away' touch. That icky 'This funny trick has doctors hating this work-from-home mom' vibe. Not for me.
Good point Ed but I think that's the maturity of a social platform and how it deals with the problem of late comers and incentives with gaining a real following. But with time it's trying to retain and grow the support.
Well, @Harj , I think Steemit already cemented it's way into becoming the litter box of the internet. Plus, they show no interest in giving their users a decent UX and UI, with basic functionalities as editing or deleting your content. I have no respect for this platform and am hoping that Narrative will render Steemit absolutely useless. But maybe that's just me.
Comparing Steemit and Narrative is like comparing an apple to an orange. Both are platforms where you can publish your content, but that really is the only similarity. Realistically the only way to monetize your content on Steemit is to have a whale liking and following your content. It is not about having good content, it really is about who you know (in an inderect way). On steemit when you look at some of the content that is monetizing, really it is trash. But that is there system, so...
I am sure that the original concept of Steemit was purely to award content creators with content and as buying steem you put a stake into the community. But realistically, the more steem you own the more say/power you have. Beyond that, there are a handfull of people that see a new idea or working platform come out and they figure on new ways to monetize from that system, whether it be through scamming, adding an add on, etc. One example, there are a some people out there that have created...
With this system, a group of users can make a vendetta against another, voting it negative. My reputation goes down because I do not spend 24 hours here or I do not like someone, because of something I said. Apparently, they do not want me here.
You won't have to worry about that. Reputation is actually the key to prevent mob behavior from having influence. Bad actors will have little impact as the impact of voting and rating is influenced by Reputation, and that must be earned. And, content rating is just one aspect of determining your score: https://blog.narrative.network...rrative-e43c2b0e9fd2 .
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