Tagged With "Creators"

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Thoughts on Partnerships with Narrative to Show Added Value to Help Attract More Users

CryptoPhil ·
I have been doing on research on some other investments that I am looking to get into both ICO's and Projects already in place. The one that I am planning on getting in on is THOR which is also off the NEO platform. They basically want to help out those working in the GIG economy, to help them get paid faster, make it easier to apply for jobs in the GIG world, and to bring benefits such as 401k's, insurance, etc. to them. I was thinking since Content Creators are part of the GIG economy, why...
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Bryan ·
One huge partnership* could be with Automattic—the Word Press developers? This partnership could: create more Word Press bloggers, and make it simple for existing WP bloggers to port to Narrative, and start monetizing their content with NRVE or fiat. I'm not how Automattic makes money with Word Press... nor do I know how to make this partnership appear valuable/essential to their business objectives. But, Narrative is going to need to make "porting" blogs to the Narrative platform SUPER...
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Calling on Creators?

Michael Farris ·
A quick note on what I've been working on the last weeks and a crowdsourced request. I need your advice. Our first push was for Niche owners with Chaucer and soon we'll be expanding the pool of Narrators beyond the original Founders and Patrons. We'll be turning soon to the task of bringing in Creators. As the "World's Journal" we will reach out to the hundreds of millions of bloggers and contributors already driving a content economy. How to identify them in large numbers? How to reach out...
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Emily Barnett ·
Well one concern that which i started a whole thread on the topic, is how will non-crypto folks purchase niches. They will need a serious crash course in crypto. So that said. attracting people here needs to somewhat be supported...can they purchase niches in Fiat? will that be built into the system just like getting paid out will be. That said, I've start networking to the content makers that will be interested in posting on already purchased niches. For instance, If interior Design was...
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Emily Barnett ·
Gosh. Well I have been prudent with my time, because I consider myself to be time impoverished. I am Building relationships with the bloggers who have the highest followers, and whom have a warmer reception...honestly i too am worried about being spammy, so this may not be the most effective method. But I am hopeful that a few key players in my niche category and the rest will follow. Biggest turn-ons of a landing page is: immediately spelling out exactly what is in it for me. $$ I always...
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Michael Farris ·
Thanks @Emily Barnett . Definitely, using the existing niches as a springboard is +++ Two sets of questions based on what you said: Without question, growth will depend on our success in moving outside crypto folks. What will non-crypto people be looking for when they make that ONE visit to a landing page for Narrative? A creators page. What do YOU look for? What are the positive triggers? The red flags for a writer? You touch on one area of concern: potentially being seen as spam. I like...
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Madhanic ·
How about reaching out to the crypto blogger/ community first? before we reach out to the general public? Here's my input: For a start, maybe we can look for crypto related hash tags on twitter and reach out to these folks first? I believe crypto is like a plague (in a good way) and will spread to the general public eventually
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Michael Farris ·
For example (to all) what do you think of the "Top Writers" listed here: https://medium.com/@Michael_Sp...-in-2018-af9db5cefa6 Is that a good list? What do you think would appeal to THESE writers to come home to Narrative? Things like: 60% of the revenue is yours no worries about juggling sponsorships and advertising gigs Sophisticated reputation-driven readers ownership & control of your content, absolutely importer for your existing content Conversely, what are the flags that would...
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Michael Farris ·
We're certainly reaching out to the Crypto community right off the start. It's a natural virus, so to speak . The remark above was saying that we'll need to move beyond the most obvious subjects and make Narrative attractive to new audiences who may not know crypto -- or may even fear it. Behind the question is our strategy of reaching out to targetted blogs and hashtags with a pitch saying that the Narrative Content economy will be a great home for them. @Madhanic where do you go to read up...
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Malkazoid ·
Hello @Michael Farris Great thread already and not certain that I have much of value to contribute beyond what has already been said. I do want to emphasise the warning about crypto-centric content - even though you are already well-aware of the dangers. I'd go further and say that reaching out crypto bloggers at the outset, as content creators rather than people who can spread the word about Narrative, will be tipping the scales further in the wrong direction. We're already inherently...
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Emily Barnett ·
@Michael Farris I would also add: Things that appeal. No reader subscription fees for your audience. Can write new posts, but a great place to reintroduce your proven content to a new audience. Moderators to help shape the quality of a niche. Opportunity to Expand your content beyond written form. (video , podcasting etc) An opportunity to plant your flag amongst the first, as an expert in your passion topic. Caution flags of why people won't be interested. I don't understand crypto, how...
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Mark Horler ·
I can genuinely say, with the best possible intentions, that I couldn't give a toss about cryptocurrency. If I had been approached and had this explained to me in terms of cryptocurrency, I would have rolled my eyes and ignored it. I engaged with this, because the dominant social media are too often making the world worse, rather than better. A lot of it isn't their fault, to be fair, it's just a problem with humans. But some of it definitively IS their fault, and the opportunity to remedy...
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General Thoughts and critique on Narrative

Peter Wagner ·
After a few days I got a some feelings I want to share about narrative. Maybe some of you can tell me something comforting or explain some stuff to me, since I am very new to all of that. First of all: I don't like the bidding system. It is not transparent. Who bids for what? How do prices emerge? Who gets the money? And for what does someone get the money? Next thing: I don't like is the NRVE oder creditcard payment system. In order to get NRVE (the way narrative.org suggests) you pay fees...
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Jayme Soulati ·
I just want to acknowledge your concerns, comments and time to share them because many of the points you make are ditto for me, although I already own a handful of niches to get in early. I cannot comment or clarify your points as I'm new, too, but I'm eager to hear from @Malkazoid and @David Dreezer who seem to have the major pulse of this platform and community. So, thanks for putting it all out there to open discussion. My experience with buying NRVE failed due to a bank issue and a...
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Gord ·
Welcome @peter.wagner! Have you read the Specs ? A lot of your questions are answered there.
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Rosemary ·
First, thank you for such an in-depth and considered set of questions/critiques! Every new person who joins the community brings a new perspective, and that's so valuable to us as we build this platform. I think @Malkazoid knocked it out of the park in terms of his responses (I think I would have said almost the same thing, and I'm so appreciative of his knowledge and support). Since we're building a platform that is self-governed, it's especially important for the community to discuss these...
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Jayme Soulati ·
So, @Peter Wagner , I'm hoping after the immediate and thorough responses you've received from the Founders and leaders that you're feeling more at ease to jump in with us? (I'm merely a member.) I am in awe of the time @Malkazoid spends commenting on these threads with such ease, information, and clarity. It gives me great comfort and excitement knowing that I'm on the ground floor of something new with such a team leading the way and giving the entire community an opportunity to be heard...
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Malkazoid ·
Thanks @Jayme Soulati and @Rosemary ! I'll be redundant in this role once Narrative gains more momentum and its paradigm becomes more familiar to all. Looking forward to that! In the meantime, I'm happy to help in anyway I can.
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Peter Wagner ·
@Jayme Soulati Yes I am usually lazy and lose interest when things on the internet seem absurd. But this time I was so intrigued by the general idea that I just had to. And from computer games I learned that as much feedback as possible is the only helpful thing to the creators in the Alpha + the community that is maybe too polite not to ask or talk about their feelings. Across the internet you often stumble across this "rant" posts that turn out to be most helpful because the creators can...
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Peter Wagner ·
@Jayme Soulati Yes I feel so much better now. Thank you. I can just agree on what @Rosemary said: @Malkazoid you have such a good way of explaining and creating an atmosphere of trust. Thank you very much for putting all this time and effort! Also thanks to anyone else who contributed. You got this one . Have a productive week!
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Jayme Soulati ·
Thank you @Peter Wagner for raising such important concerns. Because you stuck your neck out, I learned tremendously from the responses. As a new member, it's easier to take a back seat, and you did not. Says a lot about you, and I, in particular, learned H.U.G.E.
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Jayme Soulati ·
See? I learned AGAIN/MORE from you, @Peter Wagner . <3
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Malkazoid ·
Thanks for the candid observations and commentary, Peter. I am not staff, but I can help address some of your questions. You can see who bids on auctions. The following auction page is an example: currently there is one bid, and the person who made it is visible: https://alpha.narrative.org/hq...on/11309083445700505 Prices (starting bids) are based on 75 USD - whatever the USD to NRVE rate is when the auction starts determines the cost of the first bid in NRVE. I've made the suggestion that...
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Swimming in Rewards pool. Complications?

Drixx Madison ·
We've touched on the Rewards pool breakdown before and it's pretty straight forward. Niche Owners: 10% Niche Moderators: 6% Content Creators: 60% But what about overlap? I've been searching the forum and Medium posts but haven't seen anything definitive on how or if the Rewards pool gets broken down in different scenarios. Can a niche owner post in a niche they own? Would they be entitled to a portion of both Niche Owner and Content Creator rewards pools (70%), or would this be reduced? Can...
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Gosia Rokicka ·
This is an extremely important point, thanks for bringing it up! Actually, I assumed without a second thought that of course, you could post in niches you own or moderate but now when you put it like that, I'm not so sure if it's that so obvious - and I would love to hear from the @Narrative team with the definitive answers before I buy any niches or get chosen as a mod for anything. My primary reason for being here is writing and if owning a niche I'm passionate about would prevent me from...
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Christina Gleason ·
I asked about moderating a niche you own. You can totally do it...but you do NOT get the additional 6% moderator rewards for it. I assume this means that your own cut of the mod rewards would be split among your other moderators. I'm cool with this arrangement because I just want Lead Mod privileges to help guide the other mods.
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Christina Gleason ·
Oh, and you can totally post content to your own niche. I don't see any reason for affecting rewards at all, but I'm not Narrative staff.
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Drixx Madison ·
Thanks for the replies. I'm hoping this is the case and we don't get penalized (rewards wise) for posting in a niche we think highly enough to own.
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Rosemary ·
Just to weigh in from the team....yes, you can post in any Niche, whether you own it or not. You can also generally receive rewards from multiple slices of the rewards pie (for example, Niche owner rewards, and content creator rewards). One exception is that, if you are moderating a niche that you own, you can't get moderator rewards for that niche. Great job with the answers, @Christina Gleason !
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Christina Gleason ·
Thanks, @Rosemary !
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Re: General Thoughts and critique on Narrative

Robert Nicholson ·
@Malkazoid - a 15% "service fee" to use a credit card is ridiculous. This is not a matter of "passing on bank fees," which are typically 3-5%
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Emily Barnett ·
The service fee is your choice if you don't want to deal in cryptocurrency. That is a wonderful option that opens the doors up for people whom are not in the crypto community, or choose not to learn how to navigate the crypto economy. This is very fair--a and cannot be compared to a 3-5% bank fee, since other decentralized, crypto tokenized platforms don't even offer a fiat payment option. Learning how to operate in crypto can save you this fee. Many of us have done this and I am sure there...
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Malkazoid ·
I don't disagree that it is high, but it seems to be standard across many such service providers of online credit card processing. Have a look around at various exchanges that allow payment via credit card. I'm no expert though. It is possible that we're also paying a little for the overhead of what Narrative has to do behind the scenes, when we purchase with USD. They have to purchase NRVE with those funds.
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Emily Barnett ·
Well @Robert Nicholson , good thing you are not the only person on this platform with an opinion! A great many people here, I would even venture to say the majority of (at least the early adopters of Narrative), are amongst the 5-8% crypto-users, and many understand the necessity of tokenizing the platform. But to each their own. Your choice of words, seems to imply a tone of premature bitterness, for someone only in this community for 7 days, especially with your reference to your fellow...
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Christina Gleason ·
I'm not exactly FOND of the 15% convenience fee for the fiat option, but in my amateur attempts to learn about trading crypto, I could just as easily lose more than 15% making poor crypto exchange decision because I can't wrap my brain around how trading works. For people like me who are pretty clueless about crypto, a 15% fee is less risky than figuring out when to buy ETH or BTC to exchange for NRVE, and WHEN to exchange those base currencies for NRVE. Would I rather it be a 5-10% fee...
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Gord ·
What do you propose would be better?
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Robert Nicholson ·
I have used cryptocurrencies. That makes me one of the 5-8% of Americans who have. Narrative has created an unnecessary barrier to adoption. The use of a cryptocurrency provides no benefit to me as a user, and it's ridiculous to charge a fee that far exceeds actually costs to a user who chooses not to drink the kool-aid.
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Robert Nicholson ·
So why is the use of cryptocurrencies important to a social platform? Because as I see it, if you took that entirely out of the equation, it would not change the basic value proposition of the site. When you are building a business that you want to be broadly adopted, you focus on doing one or two things really well. You don't throw in extraneous things that will get in the way of adoption. Now, let's talk about the revenue sharing. That seems to be the core value proposition of Narrative.
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Emily Barnett ·
@Robert Nicholson Not everybody is you. Many people are making content right now on other platforms and getting nothing. Posting their content here in conjunction with their youtube channels, their instagram pages, their blogs, doesn't hurt anything does it? True some will make very little here, others will do well. It is a speculation of time for some, money for others, and still some others both. There are already other models in the crypto social platform in existence, albeit somewhat...
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Emily Barnett ·
You mention the value in billions of page views. Later this year, after beta rolls out they are implementing advertising on the platform. It is a crucial part of the rewards pool. All advertising, with the exception of the 15% exchanging fee goes directly into the rewards pool to be divided up pro rata. You diminish the value of content, but I ask how does a page get views with out it? Last time I checked most people don't watch tv for the commercials...they watch for the content. Content...
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Robert Nicholson ·
@Emily Barnett - I typed a long reply last night, and somehow deleted it, but I think it's important to discuss, so I'll try to recreate it. Please understand that this is a discussion of opportunities and risks for the platform. Narrative needs to succeed as a business, and in order to do that, it needs to articulate a clear value proposition for various different communities: Advertisers Advertisers want to be able to target their ads. The more precise the targeting, the more they will...
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Emily Barnett ·
Hi @Robert Nicholson This is a a discussion of opportunities and risks for the platform, as you see it. Where I am taking issues, is that you seem to be stating your initial observations like they are the inevitable trajectories for this platform. You don't know that, and you don't have all the information on what the Narrative team does or doesn't have under way. None of us do. I am going to address the crypto part, because it is bothering me the most about your posts: What I like most...
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Christina Gleason ·
Re: Crypto as a barrier. I don't "get" crypto. I don't "get" the stock market either. But I do know that crypto can be turned into real money that I can use to pay my bills. Getting paid in crypto is a new concept to me, but THAT'S THE PLATFORM. I'll probably never truly understand how crypto works, but I plan on reading up enough to figure out how to turn it into...fiat. (Calling USD fiat also seems weird to me, but I'm trying to learn the "language" about crypto.) I signed up for Narrative...
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MOLLY O ·
@Christina Gleason . I put that how to guide on our list of to-dos for post beta launch.
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New Feature for Niche Owners/Moderators

Garden Gnome Publications ·
Let's say I'm a niche owner or moderator and I see a post that wasn't tagged into my niche, but I think it would make a great addition. If I had the ability to reblog that post and tag it into the niche I own or are moderating, it would give that post and its author wider visibility on the platform and improve the content in my niche. It's a win-win. If content creators don't want that, you can add a feature to their settings allowing them to opt out of reblogging (or re-Narrating?). As a...
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Vico Biscotti ·
The owner having the possibility to suggest a niche would be a good improvement, imo, but I see two issues for "grabbing": I could have intentionally not submitted to a particular niche, for example because I don't like the moderation, and I don't want my article to stay there not even temporarily. Also, this would be anyway a bypass of the 3 niche limit (either it's there or it's not there). What if two or more owners judge the relevance to be there?
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
I clearly stated content creators can opt out. Certainly, controls should be in place to prevent abuse. Only one reblog at a time, for instance. Or per owner. So if I own 10 niches, I can't reblog one article to all niches. Only one. And there is already incentive for niche owners to ensure that content is relevant to their niches. That's what moderators are for. As the platform grows, content creators will have more niches to choose from. It will become more difficult to choose the ones...
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Vico Biscotti ·
@Garden Gnome Publications , yes, I had already understood the opt-out possibility, but I'm not sure I would be fine with it. For certain niches, I don't want my content to appear there in any case, even if relevant. The BLOG niche is a clear example. I may be busy, or in travel, and my content could remain there for hours or days. Who owns the niche is important to me. It shouldn't, but it's a downside by design, for now. Maybe being allowed to "block" some niches would help, but I see...
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Vico Biscotti ·
Precisely!
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Garden Gnome Publications ·
Oh, I get what you're saying. You may be fine with it in certain niches and not so fine with it in other niches. Perfectly valid concern.
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