#HowItStarted + #TwitterCensorship Initiative

in #howitstarted15 days ago (edited)

How It Started vs. How It's Going


Another day another complaint about censorship. #TwitterCensorship is trending, despite reported attempts at twitter trying to censor people complaining about them censoring people.

Inches being taken everywhere! Oh my!

For this initiative, I want to combine two trending topics into one. #TwitterCensorship + #howitstartedhowitsgoing

The idea with this is to raise awareness about Hive for those currently on web2 yet to make the leap to web3. These people are just like you and me before we go on Hive, and then seeing people's stories could help inspire them to make the switch.

How did your social media journey start and when did your web2 experience end to start your Hive journey? Of course, most people that use Hive still use some form of web2, but for those people, I would say a majority of their social time is spent on Hive instead of web2 now.

My example will be on Twitter, they banned my account, which primarily talked about Hive and freedom of speech (ironically right before arguably the biggest mass censorship we've seen yet) & how now I am on Hive and loving it. Hive is here for me when other social platforms banned me, and for that I am thankful.

Your story does not have to be about being censored, however you can let people know you can't be censored on Hive and you can speak your stories freely by using the #twittercensorship tag in your tweets. Your story could be one of maybe you posted 10 thousand times on Facebook and earned zero money, but then earned more on one post on Hive then ever on Facebook. Or maybe the people you met here and communities you joined, the things you've built. Can talk about other tokens on Hive and all the possibilities that one has on Hive they do not on web2. For this initiative, we will focus on the here and now, so use Hive (not Steem) when referring to your "how it ended" part.

To participate:

  • Write a full post sharing how your social media journey started on web2 and ended up on web3 (hive) + make a simple meme like the one I did above but with your story.
  • Share your post link on Twitter & use the hashtags: #HIVE, #TwitterCensorship, #HowItStarted & #howitstartedvshowitsgoing (these are trending tags atm) And post the MEME as a picture in the tweet.
  • On your Hive blog post or video include the tag #howitstarted & leave a link to your posh tweet in your Hive post for easy checking for curators.
  • On Twitter put your HIVE links into a comment. Twitter is shadowbanning some Hive links and all 3speak links, but if you put in your comment section it won't shadowban your tweet.
  • Optional: When making a video, upload a short clip of it to Twitter as a teaser, and put the link in a comment under the Tweet. Videos get a lot more views if uploaded directly to Twitter, and to see the rest they will need to go to your 3speak profile.
  • No need to leave a link to your post in the comment section of this post. We will be curating the #howitstarted tag here on Hive. So by using the #howitstarted tag on hive you will be eligible automatically for a vote if you followed the above instructions.

Up to 10 posts will be voted at 100% with my accounts. If you make a 3speak video, you will also be eligible for an additional 100% vote from the 3speak account. Post that do not win a 100% vote will still be eligble for smaller votes for participating.

COMMUNITY LEADERS, please translate this initiative into your language for your community and we will get with you for your help in curation.

For people that achieve semi-trending/trending tweets we will be giving out nice sized Hive tips! :)

Have ideas for future initiatives similar to this one? Reach out to @eddiespino on Twitter or eddiespino#1698 on Discord to let him know your ideas and he will relay them to me.


people still using twitter are really dumb... they almost deserve to be censored. they are useless eaters, shiters and more importantly don't have the iq to position themselves to not be censored.

centralized will be censor.

ps this shit (hive) has too little access point... ie almost a single point of failure... try bitmessage, zeronet or i2p to see what is really the p2p net... not your crap of web3 because you want to bang on your hivebucks... you are all muppets to me...

and please fuckers, downvote, do it shit bag, because it's what you are gonna do, like dorsey, because that's your idol...


I read through you like shit.

always, u?

not always, but rn yeah

@theycallmedan That shit makes me so pissed off. When we start to curb the voices of people, then we start to die. Sounds a good idea, I will type up an article for this. :D

Side note : Do you know about D.Buzz (New features here --> next.d.buzz), it's the censorship resistant microbloggin site. Let that other platform burn, come post on D.Buzz!


That's why SMTs should/would be everything right now. I imagine this platform would be overrun with new collectives seeking a new base/home.... IF HIVE was more robust.

This, as is, is just not it though.


You can't seriously think onboarding will be organic and exponential when every user gets told "your actual connections are maintained on discord."

You also can't expect enterprise to merge their projects and clientele over here when the system and toolset is so basic. When any new community essentially relies on a few significant eyes (or initiatives) to take notice of them in order for those rewards to come their way.

I respect your belief and this place needs such individuals, but I also think you ignore the truth and hope others do too... and coincidentally, many do, because they aim to gain favour so "positive vibes" is an internet wide coping mechanism of people that simply don't want to be real with themselves.

Anyway I do agree, Hive has a future, but my point is that this time we are experiencing right now of big tech/mainstream going full authoritarian would be Hive's to own if the system was much more developed.

If steemit was stagnant for years (which under fat toad ned it was) then Hive needs to be the full opposite.

Fast development to truly emerge as a superior system/platform. Your future DAO proposal for mid/long term makes sense. Market the product. So then short term would be to actually improve and polish that product going to market.

Success is guaranteed:
Because the formula is already realized.
Centralised has power because they have the masses.
Taking away their users is simply about replicating that system.

So 'build it and they will come' is really the most basic but definitive truth of just about anything. Expect making a baby. In that, you got to come first, then the woman builds it.