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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Melanie Mathos ·
Hey @Christina Gleason - thanks for sharing the perspective of a professional writer and editor. Will definitely include!
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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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