Is Steemit going to revolutionize free flowing information? Of coarse of not. Steemit may not be able to remove posts but along with Google they can hide them. I know many people on this highly censored platform (steemit) do not want to hear this but Steemit is NO different to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and all the rest of them. They protect the establishment. YouTube is theytube, facebook is theybook and Steemit is Steemshit.
OK first get rid of Google plus and twitter because they are useless. Twitter is highly censored and seems to focus and promote too much celebrity bullshit and Google Plus and the worst website I have ever seen or heard of. Google plus is so bad that just its existence has worsened other sites (YouTube,) its so bad that people like me (YouTube users) were FORCED to use and accept it because Google knew the only way they could gather an audience for Google Plus was by sucking the blood out of YouTube (YouTube was not even their idea or creation.)
So now we are left with Steemit, Facebook and Reddit. Steemit is good in a lot of ways but I have noticed it seems to suffer from a small pool of readers. If I post a link on Reddit or Facebook it can bring thousands of people to my site. Steemit seems to lack the ability to do this it may bring 20 or 30 visitors but thats about it. It could get better as time goes on but right now the only thing good about Steemit is it pays cryptocurrency for your posts.
Now we are left with Facebook and Reddit. Facebook should be the most useful one of them all because it has the most users but heavy censorship has ruined it. It does still have its uses and is very hit and miss. If I post everyday or even every week my posts can still reach thousands of people. Facebook have also locked me out of two accounts and made its self as useless as possible.
Reddit seems to me to be the most effective way of sharing yours blogs! It is far from perfect though and still censored. Its overly strict on new accounts I only signed up a week ago and because of this I am flagged for spam when I post despite a capta solving when posting and signing up. The reason I did not sign up earlier is because I was told it was censored and useless which it is. But it is a little less useless than the rest of them and at least Reddit tell you that they are removing your content instead of simply hiding it.
As promised a few more Ned Scott memes.
I could reach more people if I were to shout through my fucking window. This started (I don’t care if you don’t believe me) when I posted a series of blogs exposing Britains paedophile elite.
Is Ned Scott doing the same as Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin and protecting the establishment from criticism and being exposed?
I believe he is. That is why Pizzagate has disappeared from the sidebar.
And as long as I believe this I will use his “decentralized” platform to ridicule the paedophile supporting and protecting prick…
I hope you see this Ned and stop what you are doing.
Notice the high reach and interaction of Steemit here (NOTE four months ago is NOT accurate as I taken this screen shot a couple of months ago.)
For many years I have cursed my luck when it comes to making a living on line. I had a YouTube channel that earned thousands in revenue gained millions of views and thousands of subscribers. YouTube’s own stats once revealed that YouTube were going to pay me thousands of pounds for my video views. They never did, the stats simply cleared and my videos were hit with copyright laws and actions due to the music I used in the videos. From that day I literally had to start again! First I created my own music (to avoid copyright strikes) then I began to make a new catalog of videos. I try to make every obstacle they put in my way a new opportunity to do something different if it were not for YouTube acting the way they do I would have probably never started making music (using LMMS software, well recommended if you want to make music) and I loved making music.
Despite their corporate ads YouTube pay low and slow, I also sell DVDs and Downloads on Amazon its another slow supply of cash that comes in handy, Ads on my website also pay me but that barely covers the cost of maintaining and paying for the site. With these small incomes which are not enough to live on I was close to being forced to say goodbye to by blogs and finding a real job again. I was nearly made homeless and relied upon hand outs to be honest I was in a fooking mess.
Steemit and Bitcoin have not only offered an alternative income but a future and hope that is something that was dying fast on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook for many people.
The irony is that the only reason many people end up on sites like Steemit and therefore cryptocurrency is due to the actions, manipulation and greed of sites like YouTube and Facebook. YouTube and Facebook owned this market but their greed and determination to manipulate what you read and watch could just be all that a site like Steemit needs to become a huge success and maybe even one day as dominate as YouTube and Facebook are/were.
Despite my luck I have blogged or worked towards my YouTube channel and website nearly everyday for eight years. There are two things that you need in this world luck and persistence
When Steemit was young (I joined in August 2016 some joined as early as May 2016 I believe) a post would stay round about the top for hours because hardly anyone was posting, it seemed to me Steemit was full of people that felt let down by other social media outlets and moved on to Steemit in hope that they may have found something better. Recently (June 2017) Steemit has had a lot of people sign up on the belief that Steemit will make them rich. And that is what Steemit has done it has created another opportunely and a little bit of hope for bloggers to make a living from blogging after Google seemed to to all they can to ensure the only people that make money from the Internet is Google.
I cannot speak for all early Steemit users but I only begun to use Steemit due to the oppression and censorship that I was experiencing with sites like Facebook, YouTube, Google Plus and all the mainstream.
The oppression, censorship and corporate ads that bloggers and videos makers make hardly anything from is what tempted me to sign up to Steemit and although Steemit has slowly changed and grew since than, I have never regretted it and I hope Steemit or something like are the beginning of a whole new Internet and even the end of corporate media dominance.
When I first seen Steemit I had very little hope and I was super skeptical (I still am) I had heard it all before about from other websites I tried to use to distribute my videos. Websites like BlipTV, TruTube, LiveLeak, VideoBB and many others were all potentially good at one time and offered hope but all turned out to be useless and some don’t even exist anymore.
It always seems to me the only thing these video hosting sites and social media sites have to do to hold on to its audience is not oppress and attack them with things like censorship and political correctness but they can’t even do that. Now all Steemit has to do is is not oppress and attack its audience with political censorship, political correctness and other stuff that people hated about old social media and it could be the NEXT BIG THING.
I am a big fan of Steemit and I genuinely hope it becomes a big success. I have written blogs in the past pointing out possible censorship on Steemit but for now I remain open minded and hopeful of the possibility that Steemit really is a of free flowing information. I believe that Steemit brings so much potential to the future of the Internet and information if censorship is not implemented and the idea destroyed (excluding the flagging system obviously.) Steemit has helped promote my website, videos, blogs and paid me more than YouTube. Despite my 18 million YouTube views, 26620 subscribers and their corporate ads.
So I am very thankful for that.
But the best thing Steemit has done for me is pushed me on to cryptocurrency or Bitcoin. I fucking love Bitcoin and like Steemit could completely alter the Internet Bitcoin could potentially alter the whole monetary system and the world. It could take all power away from the banks and allow people to manage their own finances with being extorted from out side influences such as banks and governments.
Bitcoin could lead to poor nations and people from poverty stricken areas to sell the products that they create or mine themselves directly to the consumer cutting out the expensive corporate middle men. This could potentially led to things getting cheaper to buy and the creators of the product getting better money. The value of materials and natural products could rise in he country it is taken from and drop in the country it is supplied to making everybody a winner. If we are really lucky it could even be the beginning of the end of the corporation.
The lists of possibilities and potential that comes with Bitcoin is in my opinion MASSIVE.
About two months ago I broke up with my long term girlfriend leaving behind her two kids and my own children. I was kind of forced out after years of not really getting on with my girlfriend (at the time) and struggling to connect to her daughters (who are now 15 and 16 years old and hate me.) To live in a house in which more than half the household did not even want me to be at was not easy and despite the fact I tried to hold on as long as I could (for my own children) the arguements became more frequent and intense and I often felt outnumbered and a mere inconvenience to the people I lived with (excluding my own kids obviously.)
I am not the best person to live with I’m messy, I leave things lying around, I wait until there is a mess before I tidy up and I smoke weed (thats cool if somebody else in the house does but some people are offended by habits like that and that is up to them.)
I have now lived alone since April and I miss not seeing my kids everyday. But there are many positives about living alone; I spend less time with my kids nowadays but I feel it is better quality time. I don’t drive and I lived in the middle of nowhere so we were often stuck in the house now I live closer to a town with parks, play areas and things for the children to do, without being forced to travel an hour and half first.
Another big positive is I am now free to live by my own rules and do my own thing. If I want to stay up late blogging what I believe to be important shit (sometimes) on my website and Steemit I am free to do so. If I don’t get up until midday thats cool too.
I also owe Steemit for my new found freedom because Steemit has actually paid me more in (nearly) 12 months than what YouTube have in three years and paying me in cryptocurrency its better than money.. So thank you Steemit, to my Steemit followers and to the thousands of people signed up to my website on to mention all my YouTube subscribers.
I signed up to Steemit in August 2016 since then I believe Steemit has begun a censorship policy on certain material. Why do I believe this? Well my Steemit posts see a lot less interaction than ever before. A few months ago my posts were receiving many upvotes……..
Since that the amount of upvotes has plummeted. When write blogs I write them for my own website as well (wolvoman80.co.uk) and I assumed that Steemit’s audience was not really interested in British politics and when I move away from British politics the upvote and post interaction would come back……
I was wrong! I now believe that Steemit is censored and not only by the flagging system because none of my recent posts have been flagged. Is Steemit now going to begin Facebook, Google, YouTube style censorship? If so fuck Steemit. Its not too late for Steemit to do away with censorship and allow a REAL free flow of information through it. The developers of Steemit should look at Facebook, Twitter and Google and why people are looking for an alternative. They have a simple choice to make be part of the solution like almost everybody wants them be or be just another part of the problem.
Check the censorship on my page for yourself @wolvoman80
I was trying to transfer Steem to Bittrex and I forgot to add the address, before you ask yes I’m stupid! What happens now? Te payment has not shown in my bittrex yet (after 24 hours) is there a way I can get this back? If you know please let me know.
I have a few issues with Steemit, I believe its censoring its users, the flagging system is ridiculous and the payments rewards are a bit confusing and not very equal. It’s a shame about these issues because even with all of its flaws it still somehow manages to piss all over Google and YouTube and their ads when it comes to making money.
I know that is not much of a challenge, playing a recorder in Birmingham City Centre on a rainy Monday morning would probably make you money money than Google and YouTube and their ads. I have been on YouTube for over seven years and over them years I have had millions of views but received no more than £1000, I make more selling DVDs and Downloads on Amazon and I have made more from less than one year than I make on YouTube in four years using Steemit. Steemit and for that I am grateful. In fact the money I have made from Steemit has relieved some pressure massively.
But the best thing about Steemit (at least for me) is that Steemit introduced me to Cryptocurrency, without Steemit, I would have no bitcoin and bitcoin is good it involves a bit of fucking around but once you have set it up it is very useful for lots of things, I am pretty impressed so far.
This morning I watched a new video that came out on the HighImpactFlix channel, and it inspired little investigation of my own. In his video, he described YouTube removing views from his anti Hillary Clinton videos. This reminded me of their new policy.
They spung this new policy without warning and began demonetizing videos that fall under these extremely vague guidelines. Some of the worst examples that I have seen of videos being demonetized were a series of videos about advice on dealing with suicide. Here is the channel’s response on that:
Aside from all of this going on, the worst part about this, in my opinion, is the last category, “controversial subjects and events.” Subjects considered “controversial” include a lot of people standing up against the things wrong with our country (the U.S.) and the world. This is YouTube’s way of suppressing our opinions even more.
I found out today that YouTube doesn’t even stop there at suppressing the opinions that they don’t agree with. There is video PROOF that views are getting removed from these “controversial” videos. Not only that, but the channels that constantly post these videos are having subscribers taken away also! There are two very important things seriously wrong with all of this:
- The loyal channels that constantly post videos are getting ripped off by YouTube. This is how they get paid, and YouTube, with a $86.22 billion net worth, is taking their income.
- Taking away views makes it a lot harder for users on YouTube to find these videos. Unless they are already subscribed to these channels, users will probably never even know that they exist!
Here is a collection of videos I found on this topic. I probably won’t even scratch the surface.
- By HighImpactFlix
- I really enjoy this guy’s videos. He is even here on Steemit @highimpactflix.
Although the majority of these channels post controversial subjects, this isn’t only affecting channels on that topic. The last channel I linked was about fashion!
In my opinion, we need a new website to host our videos. YouTube is becoming absolutely terrible. We need to move on from it. Maybe Steemit will allow video uploads in the future!
Check out charlie.wilson on Steemit click here
I have only been on Steemit for about a week so this is a very quick first impression review. When I first signed up to Steemit after hearing positive and hopeful reviews online, I have to say I was a bit confused of what all the hype was about.
I posted a few blogs that I copy and pasted from my website, I thought for the very least it will open my website up to a new audience. I have signed up to many websites that claim to be anti censorship or have promised to make people rich.
Trutube, LiveLeak, Sellfy, Blip TV, Adsense, Blogger, Create Space and many others have sounded full of potential but ALL of them have been huge disappointments, in fact HUGE FUCKING RIP OFFS is a more accurate description.
My first impression of Steemit was not brilliant, but upon reading how it works it sounds pretty exciting. I am not saying that Steemit is going to make bloggers rich instantly or ever but some bloggers are happy just to be heard freely and fairly without censorship anytime we say anything slightly controversial, if we make money surely thats a bonus.
I hope Steemit stays true and censorship free if it does that I would love to see it destroy these corporate giants that have controlled, manipulated and extorted from our Internet for too long already.
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