RE: Busy: Your next-gen social network platform based on the Steem Blockchain
This is the kind of site that could bring steem into the spotlight. I've been saying this from the start the only way you gonna takeover giants like facebook,youtube and amazon is if you integrate everything in the same site. ( wechat already proved that it works and that its the future) The more an environement is interactive ( chat, marketplace,video,live streaming,video calls,games,etc..) the more users you will retain on your site and the bigger the network effect. The only thing that prevented us from creating a real active economy online was the missing piece which was money. Now we have it so we can build some really great innovation and create completely new type of interaction online. The more diversity in a site the better, that's why I think busy should even integrate with a video platform like steemQ or just embed a video uploader and add a video section to users's profil , I wrote my first post on steemit about this https://steemit.com/steem/@snowflake/steem-vision-short-introduction
Imagine 2 strangers who just met in a sport chat room both watching a live stream football game and deciding to make a little bet just for fun and then at the end of the match they can pay each other instantly, this is just the kind of interaction that weren't possible before online but that you can now do on the same site seamlessly
I have a few questions
Is the marketplace's escrow going to be trustless or will you guys hold people's fund?
Why the name busy? It sounds pretty modern, i like it actually.
Will communication be encrypted?
Is UI going to look similar or is this just a demo design?
Is the amount of dollar earned going to be displayed under each post? if yes I suggest you don't display it, as it creates a money grab kinda mentality, it also creates a lot frustration and jealousy for users who can't earn anything. Busy shouldn't primarily advertises itself as a money maker but should instead play the all in one site card and payouts as a bonus.( high expectations often leads to disapointment and users leaving the platform)If users come to the platform with no expectations and realize that they can get paid for posting they are much more likely to stick around.
Anyway from what I read I think you guys really get the vision and the importance to have everything on the same website.