- quite simply, wow. I have been playing on steemit.com for the last couple of days, and if you have not seen this platform, go make an account immediately and start checking it out, this is simply an incredible platform and a really awesome thing everyone should at least know about.
Not anything like hubzilla really, and as far as I am concerned not even in the same class on any level or even in competition with us here at hubzilla. Steemit is about how you use the blockchain to reward quality original content creation in a social media like environment.
Go to steemit.com - make an account - do a bit of looking around - upvote and follow me of course
on steemit.com as well.
If you check out my introduction post:#^https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@mmc1800/introducing-myself-cryptocurrency-entrepreneur-fr33dom-fighter-internet-creator-mmc1800
I made $24 US worth of digital currency for posting that - the market and liquidation is quite solid as well. Though this $24 is spread across a couple different reward types several of which are designed to encourage you to keep using the system (which I will) - the actual take the cash and run from this post seems to be about $10 US if I wanted to.
I also posted the video I had made to show how to log in to hubzilla and a basic intro to it:#^https://steemit.com/security/@mmc1800/hubzilla-video-introduction-to-decentralized-identity-communications-and-permissions-framework
This video which I had already posted on youtube netted me another $22 worth of rewards.
This is not earth shattering cash for me, I am not suggesting everyone quit there jobs and turn into bloggers, but if you have high quality original content of any kind (art, stories, reviews, ideas, pretty much anything) - I can not see any down side to posting it on steemit and getting rewarded by a community that is there to encourage high quality original content.
My son made an introduction, he made some cash as well.
The money you make though is not really the whole story, this is actually social media I feel enriched from reading and participating in. You get paid for upvoting good content as well, and you can start to follow people who make stuff you like. The system is set up to really discourage low quality or plagiarized stuff, so almost everything I read is original, creative, valuable, and awesome.
I recommend this to say the least, this is a really cool concept.
I plan on making a short intro and howto video shortly for steemit, but you hardly need it super easy to get your account set up if you are not new to digital currencies or passwords that you need to make sure you never forgot (your account is a digital currency wallet on their blockchain).