On this beautiful morning, got out of bed with a happy face (since I do not plan to provide proof, just believe me). Behind a big pot of coffee, executing my - almost - daily round of curation, I gradually became a bit sad. Certainly the cause is not the sun; It was the sun that made me smile when I woke up. Also it was not the coffee; I prepared myself a pretty good coffee using a stovetop percolator 'traditional style' and it extended my smile the sun gave me. I'm pretty sure it where not the selected articles to give them a little boost (secretly hoping for these authors to get a smile on their faces); That in itself further extended my smile.
But still, my smile faded away and mister sad started to invade my emotional parts of my body.
© Chipmunk (source)
The only reason I can think of is what I experienced while on my curation tour. Over time I encounter less and less interesting articles and at the same time more and more spam, copy/paste and general BS. Even good authors - whatever that means; I have my own subjective opinion about that - publishing from less good contributions to more and more just shitty stuff.
Fortunately, we still have a bunch of contributors who are here for other reasons than earning money. I'm always pleased and get a big smile when I see these blogging colleagues continuing giving us something interesting to read, hear and/or watch.
When will we change the rewarding algorithms into something supporting
- quality over quantity!
- humans over bots!
- person-to-person rewarding over reward buying!