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Communities on the Blockchain

The first few episodes have been all about demystifying the blockchain. Showing how creating content on the blockchain isn’t all that different from creating content on traditional social media.


Diving into Communities

Keeping in that vein of things are somewhat similar, today we’re going to dive into communities.  On the blockchain they are topics of interest which brings folks together to share stories, tips, experiences and be with others who are passionate about that topic as they are. Sounds kind of something we’ve heard of before, right?

For those of us familiar with Facebook groups it’s easy to understand how a community might function.  You can either join an existing community or create your own community if one doesn’t already exist. As the community owner you create a set of guidelines or rules for which community members should abide by in order to keep it healthy, focused, and on topic for the continued benefit of the community.

When joining a community it’s a good idea to take the time to get to know the community first before ever jumping into the conversation.

Read through posts. Get to know the nuances with in the community and folks who are actively posting and commenting. Give yourself the time to get a sense of the overall vibe. I recommend beginning with a few comments to go along with your introduction post when you’re ready to take an active role. Remember yesterday I spoke about not just posting willy nilly? Well this is a reminder that good content begets good engagement, feedback, and more good content.

Lessons Learned

Now I am going to pause a moment and give you one of my“lessons learned” moments to say that not all communities are for you even if you think they might be. I’ll give my own example. I have begun experimenting with my phone photography on the walks around my neighborhood. I even thought a few of my shots were decent, but was looking for some advice  to improve my skills and knowledge base so I posted a few shots inside a photography community and asked for some advice. Can you guess what response I received?


No one was mean, but the reality was no one was interested either. After a few posts I realized this just was not the place for me and that’s okay, because when I shared my experimental phone pics within another group that was not a photography specialized community I received a much warmer reception. We had engaging discussions about how we were each taking photos both with DSLRs and phones. It was fun and much more my speed.

So, again. Not all communities are for you and that’s okay. Find your people. Or create a community for your people.

Thank you for joining me for another episode of Social Media and the Blockchain. On tomorrow’s show we’re going to talk about ownership and what that means on the Blockchain.

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Curation on the Blockchain – Part Two

Welcome to Social Media and the Blockchain. I am your host, Jennifer Navarrete. This episode is the fifth in a 30 part series and the second on the topic of curation.


Now, the goal of this show is to demystify the Blockchain as a content creation destination, simplify the onboarding process, and encourage you to learn more about Web 3.0. This week has been about demystifying the Blockchain. In episode four, I laid out the basics of being a Curator on the Blockchain. How upvotes, comments, and shares can be rewarding for both Content Creators and Curators. With yesterday’s explanation of curation, I thought today we would give a basic understanding of the value of being a content curator.


This is the part where I remind you that this is not financial or investment advice. I am sharing my personal experience with creating and curating content on the Blockchain. This show and supporting blog post is strictly for educational purposes. Do your own due diligence before taking any action on something that may have financial ramifications. I am not a financial advisor. Nor, to the best of my knowledge, have I played one on TV.

Same Behaviors Different Results

In previous episodes, I’ve mentioned the same behaviors we do on traditional social media (like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) are the same behaviors we can do on the Blockchain. But, with the potential for rewards for both Content Creators and Curators.

When I find a post or video or photo that I like, learn from, am inspired by, or entertained by I will either upvote, comment, or share that content. Sometimes I do all three, but that content has to be top tier for me to do that. I am more likely to upvote than comment and I am especially selective of what I reblog. After all, each of these steps is also a reflection of my role as a Curator.

If this sounds serious, it isn’t that much different than going on Twitter and liking a tweet or retweeting or simply replying to a tweet. However, when I do these actions on Twitter. there is not a built-in opportunity for me to be rewarded like there is on the Blockchain. Now, these are only a few examples. This does not mean every time I curate I earn a reward. Not at all. There are plenty of times when I comment on a post and receive no return engagement. Not every post or every comment is found by others to be worthy of their curation.

Explaining Rewards…Simply

So how exactly does curation work as far as rewards go? When a post reward is paid, the value of that reward is split out between the Author and the Curators. How? Well, that depends on many factors. Generally speaking, the Author aka Content Creator receives around half of the value of the reward. And the Curators (all of the people who upvoted or commented or shared the post) will share in the balance dependent on even more factors such as influence, vote value, etc.

As we are only on day five of this series, this is purposefully vague as to not get lost in the weeds. Each episode builds nuggets of knowledge that are building upon one another. This will make more sense as we go. What I want you to take away from today’s episode is that you, as the Curator of content (through your participation either through upvotes, commenting, or sharing) can be rewarded. However, if a post does not receive enough upvotes, comments, or shares to earn value then there will be no reward for either the Content Creator or the Curators. Why doesn’t every single post or comment receive a reward? Well, this is to encourage folks to make good meaningful informational, educational, inspiring, or entertaining content as opposed to just posting to post. What you create should have value, and who gets to determine that value? The Curators do.

In essence, this is a sort of checks and balances between content creators, content curators, and the community at large. And with that, I will bring this episode to a close.

Thank you for joining me for another episode of Social Media and the Blockchain. In the next episode, we’ll take a look at communities on the Blockchain.


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Explaining Web 3.0 Starts With A Meme

You know what that sound means? It’s time for Social Media and the Blockchain with me, Jennifer Navarrete. The goal of this show is to demystify your use of the blockchain, simplify the onboarding process, and encourage you to learn more about Web 3.0.

Today, my focus is on that first part. demystifying the blockchain. You may think the blockchain is a difficult and complex topic to discuss and it can be, but remember that all we are here to do is focus in one idea per day. We’re going to baby step our way to understanding. Each show will build upon the previous so that by the time we are done with this 30 day series you will have a confident understanding of social media and the blockchain. So let’s get started.


Today I am going to share something I believe will help set the foundation for everything else and it all starts with a meme. A meme? Yes, a meme. It gave a quick comparison of Web 1. 0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 And it went like this:

| Web 1.0 | Companies make the content | Companies make the money

| Web 2.0 | Users make the content | Companies make the money

| Web 3.0 | Users make the content | Users make the money

Users make the content and users make the money? Hmm…What exactly does that mean?

Well we’ll dive further into that this week beginning with episode 3. Thank you for joining me for another episode of Social media and the Blockchain. 

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