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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Slaz ·
Maybe. But 3 months is a lot of time to wait and they're clearly looking for options available right now. I'd say it's worth mentioning Narrative to them, so key figures in those communities can join the alpha and draft content to see if it's worth the wait.
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Google + importer

M ·
Hello all, Happy New Year, again, for any folks I missed previously! So, I've been popping in to some of the cooler G+ communities and letting them know about Narrative as an option for them, once G+ bites the dust. Hard to tell the exact day G+ will go to the great social network clearing house in the sky, but it will probably be in March, which is when our Beta launches. I'm encouraging G+ folks to join the Narrative alpha and explore, and I'm telling them that @Narrative Network Team...
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

MOLLY O ·
@M We are looking at options for the best way to promote Narrative on Google+. I just saw your post on there - thank you. I also requested that we get on the list of Alternatives in the Google+ Mass Migration Community. Regarding the importer…you can add the suggestion on a Google+importer at [email protected] and we will classify as a suggestion.
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

M ·
Ok - good to hear and I’ll add the importer as a suggestion.
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Slaz ·
Seems like most of the Google+ communities lean towards Diaspora and MeWe as possible alternatives, and there's a lot of skepticism towards Blockchain-related projects. It's going to be a tough call, but let's see what the upcoming months will bring!
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

MOLLY O ·
We are now listed on the official Google+ Mass Migration Alternative spreadsheet.
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Waiting list round 21, 100,000 signups unlock threshold?

Malkazoid ·
Hello Just noticed that after rolling over into round 21, the unlock threshold has changed from 500, to a whopping 100,000? Was this something that was programmed a long time ago, and not looked at again? Or do we really want to stop admitting new people to the alpha now? That's the effect of this super high threshold: there will be no new alpha users until Beta Launch unless the threshold is lowered. The timing is unfortunate: we're just getting into gear to encourage G+ users to jump into...
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Malkazoid ·
After giving this some thought, I think the extinction of G+ is Narrative's single most important opportunity for robust growth, and I really hope the @Narrative Network Team devotes some resources towards it, and joins the conversation. There are literally millions of users who are looking for the right platform to migrate to. MeWe and Diaspora already have an advantage becoming their destination: they are fully operational, and many of the G+ communities have already opted for them,...
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The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Malkazoid ·
Thousands of Google+ group members are currently trying to decide where to relocate to. https://medium.com/s/love-hate...s-apart-ad8332f4200d Is the timing right to offer them an exciting new home, or is the Beta pushed too far back? Is it worth creating niches for some of these groups and inviting them to the Alpha? Like that they can make up their own mind? I think it is worth it. There is something to be said for upgrading to the next generation, rather than sideways, when one is forced...
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Malkazoid ·
That makes sense Slaz!
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Malkazoid ·
Quick note on Google + community quality. I've been careful when posting about Narrative to specific topic communities on Google +, to only do so where I feel the community is receiving quality content. For me that means any kind of value - originality, wit, humour, depth, insightfulness, informative... you name it. Ask yourself if you feel the materials you see in that community are materials you feel would reflect Narrative's quality aspirations. Another thought about quality: it might be...
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Malkazoid ·
I created a G+ community called Narrative. Jump in and post all the Narrative resources there... When content drafting comes, we can start a bit of buzz about it on the G+ community and start inviting other G+ members into that community. https://plus.google.com/u/0/co...18312125325383497859
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Re: The death of Google+, an opportunity?

Malkazoid ·
Awesome!
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Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Hi all, So it has been eye-opening already, this little foray into Google+ land. I've gleaned so far that to some folks, there's resistance to the notion of having to pay for niches, which is compounded by the seemingly high NRVE prices of niches, and confused further by the fact that those prices fluctuate alot from auction to auction. People are coming away underwhelmed from their visit to the alpha, and there are multiple layers to the problem. Paying for niches I too was initially turned...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Ted ·
Hi @Malkazoid - thanks for digging in on this subject. Narrative isn't really a "blockchain project" anyway. We use blockchain only for the cryptocurrency- the currency of the network. The rest though is not blockchain and does not require proof of work or any other type of blockchain "proof". We're of course following many of the principles of blockchain regardless of the underlying technology. Specifically, the goal is to be as transparent as possible and to give all members autonomy-...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Thanks @Ted . So any means you folks can think up to make some of your points more readily apparent to fresh alpha users could help. Regarding the cost of niches, and publications - that's only relevant to community and group owners on other platforms - but they are very important to us because they are influencers. When a community from those platforms chooses Narrative, they are going to bring with them hundreds, thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of their members. So please do...
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Re: Waiting list round 21, 100,000 signups unlock threshold?

MOLLY O ·
@M . There was a bug in the system. It is fixed now.
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Re: Waiting list round 21, 100,000 signups unlock threshold?

M ·
Nice! Phew!
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Spot on @Erik Blair . We're not any closer to answers to many of those questions, than when the first niches were bought right at the beginning of the Alpha. I think our resource documents are due for a refresh. Some of them have outdated stats being reported (for instance our how-to-guide for buying crypto dates from July and mentions 1000 users in the Alpha - we're now close to 6000). But mostly, they should be refreshed to provide as much clarity on some of these questions, as possible. I...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Erik Blair ·
The hurdles I see, and perhaps this is another topic entirely, is not the $75 entry fee per niche, it's the unknown effort avenues and unknown ROIs that are, well, unexplained in layman terms. 1. The $75 entry fee per niche is fine so long as the niche owners are not tasked with ever-increasing responsibilities for little to no ROI or even any model of future ROI. Paying for niches using Crypto is also problematic (riddled with hassles). But because of the mysterious 'next phases' during the...
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
That's smart, and I think it is all we can expect our friends on Google+ to do. Join the Alpha, take a small stake with perhaps one niche, build their reputation a bit, and see how things pan out. I think the publishing aspect is going to be Narrative's own implementation, but I would be very surprised if the style deviates very much from Medium's. But that's just me hypothesizing.
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Erik Blair ·
Once I know more about what the publishing platform will look like (praying Narrative has partnered with Medium), I may consider doing all three, Niche Owner, Niche Moderator, and Niche Content Creator--to diversify and expand my Narrative portfolio. But at this point, I have established my virtual foot in the door and await further info before I march forward into prosperity
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Malkazoid ·
Nice - the latest round had a good rate of sign ups then... Easy to take the stats page for granted now that it has been with us all of one month! The tech era has spoiled us rotten. But when I remember to, I really appreciate it being there!
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Re: Feedback on niches from Google+ land

Ted ·
Hey, we are over 6,000 now. https://alpha.narrative.org/hq/network-stats
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Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Melanie Mathos ·
Inspired by the community's great discussions around Google+ members looking for a new home , I'm penning a blogpost on G+ and some other platforms that are dealing with challenges retaining their members. I'm sharing the @Narrative Network Team's perspective of course, but would love to quote some community members on why they are leaving other platforms to come to Narrative. This first post will explore the following platforms: Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, and Steemit. Please share your...
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Slaz ·
I pretty much abandoned my Google+ profile years ago. Not because it was a bad service but I just wasn’t actively involved in any community there. I’m here for 2 reasons. The Narrative teams first blogging service, Hoo.do, died last year and of course Narrative was noted as an upcoming alternative in the email sent to the remaining Hoo.do members. So I’m hoping Narrative’s “Personal Journal” feature can be a good replacement for my blogging needs. As for the 2nd reason, I’m looking to...
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

MichelleG ·
Facebook: Facebook cannot be reformed from within or without. Its fundamental business model, while successful, runs contrary to contemporary communication needs. Transparency and data protection are no longer optional in a world where nano-targeting of consumers and voters is possible. That's why I'm ready to make the jump. Steemit: Steemit was great as a first step. But it developed cliques bent on exploiting the algorithms and squeezing everybody else out. This was the fault of the...
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Melanie Mathos ·
Thanks for sharing--you're not only a star on our member wall, you are now included in the post.
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Christina Gleason ·
I stopped using Google+ years ago too because that's not where my people were. I post a lot on Facebook and Twitter, but it's often a lot of emotional labor (not to mention time and effort to write - and I am a professional writer and editor) that I'm putting into these platforms for free. Instead of repeating the same things over and over and OVER again to educate people who are ignorant of the harm they do to people in the various marginalized groups I belong to. I should get paid for what...
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Gord ·
I was a fairly early adopter to Steemit and had high hopes (Who doesn't want to get paid for producing content?!). Unfortunately, the UX was seriously lacking and the 'gaming' of the system made it unenjoyable. I just wanted to share and experience great content and community, not spend my time figuring out which bots to invest in.
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Melanie Mathos ·
Thanks so much for sharing your insight, Michelle. I'm including the first part now and will add your comments on Steemit when that is added to the post.
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Melanie Mathos ·
Hey @Christina Gleason - thanks for sharing the perspective of a professional writer and editor. Will definitely include!
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Melanie Mathos ·
Thanks, @Gord - your feedback has been shared by many others, which is why we are focusing so heavily on UX and Reputation! I'll definitely include your comments when we add Steemit to the post.
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Re: Call for Comment - Why Narrative?

Melanie Mathos ·
Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences. The post is now live and will be added to soon. Next up: Steemit and Tumblr. What other platforms have you left in the dust?
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