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Steve Clark
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More often on Steemit. Open source and it pays you too
More often on Steemit. Open source and it pays you too

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Back from 4 days in Krakow for #Steemfest, the #Steemit conference. People there from all over the world, including Australia, Malaysia, USA, Taiwan, South Africa (over 40 countries). I don't know where else you would get a more diverse mix of people. Developers, artists, musicians, charities, investors and regular folk like me. Some brought their babies and even a dog. I did it last year too and have a lot of friends there. I never had so many hugs in a day before. It's not just about money.
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The future of biking? I've not kept up with developments, but there seem to be a few bikes coming with great performance and decent range. Of course this is silly money, but the technology will get cheaper.
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I'm packing for #Steemfest in Krakow. It's going to be fun. I'm taking my ukulele again.
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It's not great that #Steemit is suffering falling visitors these days. You would think that people would welcome a decentralised blogging platform in an age where a few sites have so much control over what we see and are allowed to post. Add in a rewards system that doesn't rely on advertising and they ought to be onto a winner.

I realise that not everyone is a blogger, but there are 'dapps' (distributed apps) build on Steem for audio, video, photos, product hunt, development projects, games and many others. It's probably more diverse than just about anything else.

There's a chicken/egg aspect in it not having enough of an audience for the big players who would attract one. For now a few thousand of us can still earn something, but I'd still like to see it grow.

I'm off to #Steemfest in Krakow next week (paid for with my earnings) where I'll be having lots of conversations about this. I'm interested in opinions on what it needs to go viral.
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I'd hope there's more than 100 Brits on #Steemit, but it is still a fairly low profile social site despite offering better chances of getting paid for your work than any other. There are some great communities on there and lots of good work being done. The guy who posted this collects funds to donate to charities and other good causes.
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There's a vote for which crypto coin goes on #Netcoins, which is some sort of ATM to buy cryptocurrency available in Canada and USA. #Steem is currently leading, but needs more votes as Verge is climbing fast.

Steem has some advantages over other coins. Transfers are free and only take about 3 seconds. You can be earning it if you post on #Steemit. If you need an account there then I may be able to help set it up.
Coin Listing Contest
Coin Listing Contest
contest.gonetcoins.com
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Getting political for my latest #Inktober drawing
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When G+ dies you will still find me on #Steemit. It's not without issues, but there are some good communities there. I'll be meeting a lot of them in Krakow next month at Steemfest. My trip is paid for with what I earned on the platform.

The money aspect of Steemit does change the dynamics, but you can still have the social aspect and that's what I was posting about here. Too many people just automate their votes. Some may do it so they can support more people, but others just want the curation rewards.

I see Steemit as an interesting new way to do the web where anyone can earn something. It opens all sorts of opportunities. A lot of apps are being built around it. Of course there will be those who just exploit it, but we can deal with some of them. Flagging is as valid as voting.
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With the impending demise of G+ I'm looking into other options. I opened a Diaspora account many years ago, but it's not done much. It is still there and I may use it more. I also looked at Friendica. It's supposed to link into Diaspora and other services, but I've not figured out how yet.

I suspect many people will want to move away from centralised platforms that can be shut down like this. Steemit is still my main one and the blockchain behind that ought to be hard to kill. Not sure if I have the time to get back on Mastodon. I spend too much time online as it is. The main think is to be able to keep in contact with the interesting people. As G+ breaks up they may scatter across different services.
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I'm having a look at #Presearch. It's a sort of search portal that lets you use various engines, including their own. You get paid in their tokens for each search. Currently about 1c a shot. There's a referral scheme, but people have to be active for a couple of months before you get anything.
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