Some of you might have noticed that I have posted a few times on www.steeve.app, a web interface that uses an AI-based recommendation engine to discover content that users might find interesting. It is a project in beta development by @mor, @void and @hr1 with @hr1 presenting it during a State of the Apps session at Steemfest. It is developing rapidly.
Two days ago I wrote a post about Unstaked influencers and how that with Resource Credit delegation onboarding for free, it is going to be necessary for users without stake to be able to rate and influence the organization of content on the various platform views. @void was listening in.
In this image you can see three features, the basic one is a resteem count that once clicked will show resteemers which is a handy little addition. The second is a spam filter to show/hide what it considers Spam which is again, a handy little tool. The one I want to mention though is the star rating system from 1 to 5 that a user can rate a post even if they have no RCs to vote with, which means that is is possible for them to influence content without having staked influence.
Although not functional yet (as far as I know), this rating system could be used in multiple ways. Obviously it could be used to give alternative views of Trending content by using the rating instead of the payout but, it could also potentially give a cross-referenced view that factors payout also. This could mean that highly rated mid-range payouts that would indicate engaged and supported content could top Trending, while poorly rated content is filtered out completely.
This could obviously also be used to better organize relevancy on tags but through various cross referencing, engagement level and perhaps some kind of track record algorithm, it could be used to rate authors. I am hoping that in the future instead of single posts being in Trending views, there will also be "Top authors" and "Up and Coming" that boost accounts that consistently deliver compelling content into audience view, without having to be unnaturally pushed. The more organic the sorting system is, the more representative of the viewing public it will become.
What this means is that in a future where the most engaging and community supported content gets visibility, it gives options for real advertising to be implemented if users choose to show advertising on their blog. This allows new apps, games and services to target the audiences they are looking for and authors to earn more for being the advertising vehicle. This should always be an opt in process, but it does provide more choice, incentive and versatility.
A lot of people still use (especially bloggers) Steemit.com as their core interface but considering that it is almost certainly going to be phased out of existence once @ned's "Destiny" project is introduced, all should start exploring alternatives. What we as a community should be doing as users is helping the apps develop by trialing, supporting and making upgrade suggestions. @steeveapp has an issue tracker that can be used for this as well as their Discord. The more polished and inviting the apps and interfaces become, the better for all of us. And the ones that are attempting to serve real contributors should be supported by the contributors themselves.
Oh, another feature I will mention before finishing up is that it saves beneficiaries (in Settings), which means it can be used for group or community accounts easily to set rewards to be paid out to multiple accounts. What might be handy later is to be able to have groups of beneficiaries saved depending on content type and use case. I have set @steeveapp a small percentage as a thank you for development.
I have said it before but will repeat it again, even as prices fall, even as users are struggling, the development teams are still out there pushing the ecosystem outward. This is encouraging. We as users have to start getting out of our own comfort zones and support them through suggestion, usage and promotion so more people become aware and competent on the expanding range of applications. What better time to learn about the system than when price is in the gutter?
[ a Steem original ]