Forbes, the century-old business publisher, is joining forces with Civil, a journalism blockchain network, to become the first major media company to experiment with publishing stories to the blockchain. Forbes will plug in Civil’s software to its proprietary content management system called “Bertie.” Once plugged in, Forbes journalists will be able to upload their metadata to the Civil network early next year, while simultaneously publishing to Forbes.com.
Huge step. It begins...
Lets hope @Narrative can attract many other such publications. And Forbes itself may be able to plug into Narrative's API the way it is connecting to civil.io
BTW - I have to say I find the .io extension to be an interesting option for Narrative. As previously discussed, the current .org extension has a long track record of not producing mainstream, broadly adopted platforms. It is also associated with non profit sites, and Narrative is not non profit. Quite the contrary, part of Narrative's attraction is that using it should be more profitable for content creators than the use of traditional platforms. So we're not currently sending the right signals at all, with .org.
.io is relatively rare still, and so holds no stigma at all. That happens to be in sync with Narrative's vibe of providing a clean slate and a promising new start to social media.
Thanks for sharing the article @Michael