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Steemit -- What Have We Become.., And Where Are We Heading... by macksby

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· @macksby ·
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Steemit -- What Have We Become.., And Where Are We Heading...
<center>*“The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.”* 
-- Helen Keller</center>

<center>![201404denial_76981-630x330.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQCSV6ktd11jZR7abimsa18ucyY4RN2SMYDJjLfNTqotw/201404denial_76981-630x330.jpg)</center>

Whatever you believe about steemit.., that is completely up to you -- Im not here to tell anyone how to think… But whatever you do think, it doesn't do you or steemit any good to ignore the cold hard truth. After all, most people came to steemit for an uncensored social platform, to share their unique "quality" content, meet like-minded others, escape other platforms that continually advertise to you and sell your private information, hopefully one day escape the fiat economy that most people here despise.., and the rewards -- the money!

Yes, steemit promoted itself (and still does) as a place to come and get paid for your efforts, instead of wasting your time and content on other platforms for free.., here you would be paid for your efforts -- a decentralized, censorship-free platform. I've been on steemit since August of 2016, I came just at the tail end of all those crazy payouts -- 33k for a make-up video (haven't seen that chick around lately).., and it was common to see payouts in the thousands for those that were lucky enough to be here back then…

But even back then, if you weren't connected to the "right" people (whales, insiders), not only was your content not seen by many, it was only garnishing a few cents -- maybe a few dollars. You see, there has always been a ruling class here on steemit.., and that, to date, has not changed one bit… But what was different back then was -- at least, people spoke about quality content, and there was plenty of it. But as time went on and many content creators got sick of seeing pictures of a lattes make more rewards than a well thought out post, that obviously took creativity, talent and time -- so they split.

But at least, quality content was still an issue, being discussed almost daily… These days on steemit it's hardly discussed. That ruling class figured out a way to game the system.., and then let their bots run wild -- consistently upvoting  whoever they thought would make them the most money.., quality be damned -- here on steemit it's all about the Benjamins, the Cheese, the Doe.., it always has been... Don't fool yourself.., anarchy, decentralization, censorship -- all take a backseat to cold hard cash here on steemit, just like the real world we claim to want to change -- cash is king.

Look, Im in complete awe of all the technology -- the blockchain, cryptocurrencies.., all that stuff, it blows my mind. And yes, steemit has helped out some of it's fellow steemians in times of need, myself included. But to ignore the fact that a handful of people on here are raking in all the rewards is ludicrous.., that corruption goes unchecked and collusion lurks in the shadows -- insane. It stares us.., and everyone that logs into steemit, right in the face day after day -- it's called the trending page. Are we blind.., do we have our heads so far up our ass that we can't see it, or does our desire.., our dream of change keep us from acknowledging it… And it's not just the authors, it's the people upvoting -- or should I say, their bots upvoting the same freakin' list of names everyday. 

One of the general consensuses on this platform is -- everybody hates the fiat economy, the fact that 0.01 percent hold most of the wealth. That the 0.01 percent is worth more than the bottom 90 percent -- fuck, it's why cryptocurrencies and the fucking blockchain exist, I thought.., to break free of the central "criminal" banking systems -- the ruling class. There is nothing wrong with having a lot of money, but when the game seems to be rigged for only small percentage of people to have it all (sound familiar) -- well, that's where the rub lies…

And like I already said, steemit has a lot of good going for it -- the new SMT's, and other apps being announced and the many other projects in the works. But from the way I see it, we haven't broken away from anything, we are just mimicking the all too despised fiat economy here on steemit -- on steroids. 

Freud said, everything we do can be explained by sex… Im sure if he were alive today and saw the situation of our current economy and the economy here on steemit, he would say.., everything we do can be explained by -- money! Greed is a powerful force.., and in my opinion is one of the biggest factors why the world we live in, is so fucked up. And if we continue to let it run wild on steemit.., where's the change people came here for, where's the balance this world needs for people to live in harmony.., and not have to kiss the ring finger of the ruling class hoping to get thrown a bone -- or in the case of steemit, get an upvote from a whale or two... Or being too afraid to voice your opinion, in fear of turning that "ruling class" against you...

I don't take any pleasure writing a post like this.., when I first joined steemit I was excited to log-in every morning with a cup of coffee (okay a pot of coffee) and read some quality posts -- a very cool sci-fi episodic by @benjojo, one of kind daily artwork by @rigaronib, or the @ericvancewalton Alarm Clock Dawn novel.., there was so much quality content I cannot possibly list it all… Sadly, much of that has fallen by the wayside, in lieu of a quick buck. 

Now logging into steemit is like a kick in teeth -- unless of course, you are one of the chosen few, whose names we see day in and day out dominating the trending page.., and the rewards pool. As the infamous whale @berniesanders puts it -- the #circlejerkpost is killing this site. While there are people (whales and others) that have put up a sizable amount of their own money.., so that a platform like this could even exist -- and have every right to do as they please with their stake.., the flagging wars and in-fighting among the community inspires nothing but negativity.., and the flagging these days doesn't even have a lot to with the type of content (plagiarism, etc., etc…) as much as it does with the amount of rewards the post is receiving.., once again -- money, money, money.

What they don't seem to get is.., all that excitement that existed at one time here on steemit is now overshadowed by a dark cloud of vote selling/buying and bots all geared-up to upvote a certain group of people, no matter what they post -- just for the quick money. 

The vision of change, which drew people to this site like a magnet, that built a community of like-minded people, created strong relationships out of a group of complete strangers, just a little over year ago.., is being swallowed-up by -- greed. Instead of quality content (whatever that means for you -- blogging, photos, banter -- whatever), it's now all about coming up with ways to game the system, which here on steemit is now so endearingly known as #rewardpoolrape (I don't imagine a hashtag like that inspiring too many new people to sick around), where we rationalize it away just like we do out there in the real world. 

Look, I don't have the magic solution that will send steem shooting over the moon (like we all want, including me), I doubt any one person does.., this is a community, or at least, it is supposed to be -- and being such, it is going to have to be the community that comes up with these solutions, or steem will continue to stagnant and chase away any kind of quality content and members, old and new alike. I don't think any of us want to see that, not even @berniesanders.., who seems to be one of the only whales stepping up to address the one big issue that could wind-up destroying this site. So whatever you may think of this controversial whale, you've got to give him some credit and a well deserved pat on the back, for having a pair of balls a $10 hooker would choke on!

At the end of the day.., I am thankful for steemit -- I've met some truly quality people, got introduced to cryptocurrencies (knew nothing about them).., and I've never written so much in my damn life (which I learned I really like doing). And I hope this doesn't come-off as some whiny, complaining post -- that's not my intention.., and I understand it will most likely fall on dad ears and that very few eyes will actually see it. I guess you could say, Im writing this, not just to express my experience here on steemit and my concern for its future.., but for myself -- to get it off my chest. 

Nobody knows what the future holds.., except that -- for as much as things change.., some things remain the same!

<h2><center>Money talks.</center></h2><center>Your voice is worth something. Join the community that 
pays you to post and curate high quality content. hahaha!!!
*(they forgot to mention.., only for a chosen few)*</center>
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@dobartim ·
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We are hiding behind the interests. We are hiding behind the mask of time, passing time while we running for money
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@oldtimer ·
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We are all on the same hamster wheel. We all have bills to pay. Life is not a cake.
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@dobartim ·
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We need to be real, honest - that's all.
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@oldtimer ·
True.
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@dobartim ·
Thank you for your great support
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@macksby ·
I get @oldtimer.., we're  all supposed to be in this together -- along for the ride... It just doesn't seem that way seeing the list of names everyday trending. Thanks for the comment!
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@oldtimer ·
We all jumped in the same pool and we try to swim and survive. Some are better equiped than others.  But steemit inc. with witnesses have the ability to change the rules- code. You can't force the behavior on people. Too many different cultures and perceptions. The easiest way is fingerpointing, but it's not soo simple.
In Venezuela or Philipines they are happy with 1$ upvote, while westerners are bitching. And so on...
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@macksby ·
I hear ya...
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@spydo ·
$0.02
thank you sir your post is amazing containing a lot of information in it I am new here and just introduce myself if you have time please have a look on it @macksby
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@macksby ·
Thanks.., I'll take a look
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@funatoz ·
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Welll sir just by reading few of your earlier words I understand that this post is great and about some real issue. Then after I had real all from very bigging to end . Well I also have this problem I put alll my effort to create quality content and not copy anything from any where, even after that not getting any response ... And I don't know any whale and nor any support. 
Yes no matter what these big player post they get All the upvotes .... Many time I see very great quality post I amazed to see that okkk If even for some time I consider my post is not quality content .... But even the post of others with very great written skills also not get response ...
You said right here all regulated by money . It's really hard for me to get recognised by people.
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@macksby ·
I understand your situation, completely!
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@newsandviews · (edited)
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You are spot on with the challenges that Steemit faces at the moment. There appears to be an almost tribal mentality that has formed around key whales that keep the minnows (and plankton) alive. This is not how the system should have evolved if the content filtering and incentives had been designed correctly from the get go. Excellent content creators either find whale patrons or simply leave Steemit. (Only to be replaced by more pics of latte art and/or bots posting suffocating news feeds.)

I spend serious time on my content and I have recently found some very supportive whale members that have thankfully helped me feel a bit more supported on Steemit. This is very much appreciated. Unfortunately it doesn't solve the basic challenges, but rather helps like a support group to get around them. 

Steemit doesn't provide a way to filter out the worst of the crap or easily identify blogs with a history of excellent content. Having one big follow list certainly doesn't help at all in tracking and promoting great people. Since I only can vote a penny at a time, I can't really provide significant value to those I think are great either. The search feature is horrendous and is about as useful as randomly picking pages to look at.

The incentives certainly encourage people to circle jerk. They are in no way (at least that I've seen) designed to "spread the wealth." I've also never seen any tools to help promote upcoming "middle class" talent in Steemit. This only comes about if you find a community group to support you. Most excellent content producers never make it that far.

At the end of the day, the Steemit tools and incentive model for finding and rewarding great content needs to improve or I'm afraid Steemit will die a painful death filled with spambots and cat pics. When I regularly see crappy posts get hundreds of dollars and meaningful posts get 5 cents, I get really concerned that Steemit will turn into a future MySpace (i.e. DeadSpace). As still a minnow in the Steemit pond, I honestly have no idea how to influence this to the better except to keep writing excellent content and upvoting my individual cents where its deserved. Unfortunately that doesn't feel like enough, but I'm at a loss otherwise how to respond.
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@macksby ·
Thanks for the thoughtful and comprehensive comment @newsandviews... It's a shame.., this site had --- and still does, so much potential.., but only if this issue can be addressed -- otherwise those cat and latte posts are going to be the only thing left. I guess, content creators just have decide if it's worth going along for the ride. Cheers!
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@mctiller ·
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You're exactly right, Cash is King.

I've been on here since June of 2016 just a week or so before the very first payout.

And Steemit as a whole seems to talk out of both sides of its mouth.

The very first thing we tell people is:

**"You'll get paid for your content!  Will Facebook do that?"**

But then I see posts to defend Steemit when the payout thing doesn't work for new people. 

I see posts that say things like:

**"It's really about the community!"**

And when I see those posts, I think, I already have a digital community on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, and their community is bigger.  

I don't know if I have an answer, just an observation.
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@macksby ·
There don't seem to be any easy answer.., but just acknowledging things might look a little sketchy might get the ball rolling...
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@gringalicious ·
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Hey @macksby.  I have read over this too quickly that I haven't had a chance to form an opinion, enough of one to warrant a comment.  I am hoping to revist this tomorrow morning when it is quite and I can think.    So, I guess this is a comment to tell you that I intend to comment - LOL
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@macksby ·
You're a sweetheart... :))
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@gringalicious · (edited)
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Oh, you're too sweet yourself.  Ok, I have re-read your post.  I don't know where to begin necessarily, but let me take a stab at this:  One thing you didn't directly address but I've given a bit of thought to and I think it would help a bit.  Before I ramble on, notice I did say "help a bit."  No matter what set of parameters are put forth, there will always be those who will find a way to abuse the system.  Ok, back to an idea I have, what would you think if more weight was put on a person's rep score?  In addition to Steem Power, a certain amount of voting power would come from your rep score.  This would not be in a token form and would not be transferable.  In my theory, less abuse would be possible because reputable users would have, in essence, more moderation authority.   I actually think this is going to be built in to an extent with the new 'communities' coming.  Moderators are going to have a lot of authority.

I sat in on the 'fireside chat' with Ned at Steemfest.  If you haven't seen it, you should try to find it and watch, in particular the Q & A.  Someone asks a question referencing vote buying and Ned's response was something to the effect of 'It's quite interesting the various economies that have popped up, isn't it?'  THAT IS NOT AN EXACT QUOTE, that is just from my memory.  My point is, Ned who really is only CEO over an app on the Steem blockchain, is entertained by what experiments are happening within the experiment.  Notice I said, steemit is only an app on the Steem blockchain.

Steemit is going to be changing a great deal in months to come.  I suspect by the end of the 1st quarter of next year, communities will be in place and SMT's will be very close.  A large amount of the current strife will be a memory.  I think until then, we that have put the last 18 months into this platform need to continue accumulating steem, SBD and SP.  Some entity or some one powerful is going to discover the efficiency of the steem block chain and things are going to take off.

I did not intend to write so much.  I hope I made some since?
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@macksby ·
First-off, you, your blog, recipes, photos, energy, attitude and of course that fabulous smile are a truly a benefit to the whole community... )) 

And yes, I totally agree that there will always be some that try and game the system.., but when they seem to have taken over the system, taken over what Steemit Inc advertises to the masses to acquire more users -- it becomes more than a detriment.It can, and Im sure, does dissuade many from coming on-board and many to jump ship... I was encouraged by all the other apps and SMT's being created.., and saw it only as a very positive way to see Steemit and Steem grow in value and price... But, the current environment and energy has completely changed in the last year.., and grown somewhat negative. Much like the world, it has become a ME, ME, ME kind of atmosphere instead of a community of like-minded strangers coming together to inspire change.., and where people support one another -- maybe communities will rectify that ... As far as what goes on behind the scenes, I am completely in the dark (I will search out the fireside chat and give it a looksy).., but what I see on the current Steemit is not very promising. When you think of all the quality content creators that have already split, it can be discouraging. 

I admire your hopefulness.., and remain grateful for Steemit and the people it has introduced me too -- and only wish the best for it. Thanks for your very well thought out comment.., and yes, it does make sense. CHEERS!
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@grandpere ·
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I made the same observation since the beginning of steemit. Too bad. Instead of fixing some problems, Steemit created new applications with the same deficiencies under the guise of business opportunities.
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@macksby ·
It's a shame.., isn't it...
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@rigaronib ·
I, for one, am glad that you are among the people that decided to stick around through all of the BS, Mack! You are an incredible person with a beautiful heart, and we definitely need more users such as yourself.
Keep your head high and your sight aligned, I think big things are around the bend in the crypto realm. Much love, bro!
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@macksby · (edited)
$0.17
I knew I liked you for a reason... Thanks for the kind words my friend .., right back at ya -- :))
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@shadowspub ·
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http://i.imgur.com/SsfejKK.jpg

Hi @macksby, I just stopped back to let you know your post was one of my favourite reads and I included it in my Steemit Ramble. [You can read what I wrote about your post here.](https://steemit.com/curation/@shadowspub/november-26-steemit-ramble-130-curating-great-posts-for-you)

If you’d like to nominate someone’s post just visit the [Steemit Ramble Discord](https://discord.gg/sehMR75)
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@macksby ·
$0.13
CHEERS.., I'll be sure to pop over!!!
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@talltim ·
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It is censored. By large piles of tokens that confer power.

By burying posts that need to be expanded, they might as well not exist.

Steemit is doomed unless the bots and top-heavy power networks are shaken up.

If not, then it will be gangs of bots voting each other's vacuous posts saying "nice post, good informations" in an endless reward-pool draining dance.
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@macksby ·
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for your thoughts @talltim
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@moeknows ·
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Nice article! Boycott the trending page!

Seriously. Boycott that shit. I never go there. I have several categories sorted by "New" bookmarked and that's how I browse steemit. If one of the guys constantly getting payouts pops up in one of those searches with quality content, they get my upvote. Otherwise, they get ignored. 

The trending page is useless when you think about it. I don't think it is an accurate metric for quality or even popularity, so why have it at all?
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