Curie is a manual community curation initiative made up of a diverse group of individuals from all over the world. They are dedicated to improving the platform through uplifting under rewarded authors that are adding value through their exceptional content. As well as direct curation, community building support, and further development.
Curie’s main goals:
- To discover and reward undiscovered but exceptional content by persistent creators with limited success.
- To empower quality curators.
- To develop a curation community on Steem.
- To build communities.
- To serve as a community witness.
All of this with an absolute commitment to meritocracy and transparency with an aspiration towards zero corruption.
What does Curie do with the Steem it earns?
Curie is non profit, and always has been. It is not focused on growing its own account and all additional funds (after expenses) are put back into the platform through either community support, community building or development of helpful tools etc. (https://steemlookup.com/#/ is the free Curie made search engine development for the blockchain and https://www.becquerel.io our Curie developed and open source submission platform). 100% of Curie's profits are distributed back to the community, always has.. always will be.
Curie’s ownership and governance is decentralized, as expected of a community project. Curie earns revenues largely from curation rewards, with author rewards, witness rewards and donations accounting from trace amounts. 100% of all revenues are distributed back to Curie’s contributors.
Curie will be around as long as it’s needed and has the support to continue. Every individual involved is passionate about what they do, and will fight to continue to support authors as long as they can.
More information can be found in the Curie Whitepaper
Who is behind the curation?
The current active list of curators can be found in Curie’s weekly update published each Sunday, and are archived in the Curie Discord Servers announcements channel.
Curators are required to achieve very high acceptance rates (% of posts submitted that are approved), because each rejection actually costs the project money. This waste of resources directly effects the authors the project is dedicated to supporting, due to this, standards are kept high to limit waste as much as possible. So, while anyone can be a curator, there is a bit of training involved.
Curators with sustained high curation scores over six months are promoted to being Reviewers, as per demand. Through excellent quality curation, anyone can be a top curator, and anyone can be a reviewer. All thresholds are predetermined, so there’s a great degree of objectivity and meritocracy.
Curators, by nature, like to stay behind the scenes. They want to make sure the focus is on the author and not themselves, which is the way it should be. Because of this though, many aren't sure who these people are "behind" @curie. Who is running it? Is it one person or many?
We figured it was about time to introduce ourselves, to show some of the passionate individuals from all walks of life that come to make up the @curie initiative.
Meet The Team
"I arrived to Steemit in September 2016 with no previous experience in blockchain technology. I was finding myself for a few years before that, with background in programming, but not really enjoying the idea of office job. Steemit as a platform where you can share your thoughts, engage with others and be rewarded presented itself as a potential solution. Shortly after my arrival I joined project Curie recognizing immediately we share the same values. I enjoy discovering and rewarding quality content and helping authors grow and reach their audience. Now I'm a reviewer and in front of general curation.
In over two years since joining, I was on Steemit every single day. It helped me discover my true passion for photography and build my life around it, so I can practice it regularly. Potential of the platform is limitless. But it needs quality curation to succeed." - @alcibiades (Head of General Curation/Reviewer/Admin)
"I came to steemit in November 2016 after hearing a lot about it from my brother. I work as a business development manager for a construction company, and steemit gave me the opportunity to work on my hobbies and meet a lot of interesting people. Even though I don't post often I'm always present behind the scenes, curating quality content. I joined project Curie shortly after arriving on the platform and have submitted over 350 posts, reviewed and manually curated many more." - @teofilex11 (Reviewer/Admin)
"Hi! My name is Milos and I am a 24-year-old student of History. I am primarily interested in books, technology, football and photography. I discovered Steemit in July 2017 and joined Curie shortly after that. Today, I am a reviewer with more than 1000 reviewed and submitted posts."- @milosm2302 (Reviewer/Admin)
"If I told you that you can pay off your wedding using crypto and helping others, would you believe me? I wouldn't believe it a year ago. In August of 2017 as a law graduate I had some difficulty finding a job, any job. So I decided to put my knowledge to good use and share my thoughts on steemit.com
It took me a while to find my niche and the only thing that kept me on the platform was the occasional reward from some user named Curie. It got me interested and I had to find out "who" Curie was. To my surprise it wasn't one person at all, rather a community of people working hard to make a difference. I was lucky enough to be mentored by one of the best curators there and it made all the difference in the world. By the end of the year I managed to get to the top of the curators list, help others and make some money too. Amazing, right?' - @tamacvet (Long Term Top Curator)
"Hello guys, I am mervin-gil. And yeah, that's my actual name. I am a student of electrical engineering. I am a lover of science and programming. I also love to write on this platform, which has given me the opportunity of showing my skills as a writer, and I got surprised by the fact I could actually write good stories and reviews. I became aware of that when curie came to my life for the very first time. Few days after this, somebody told me that this mentor was looking for people who was interested in becoming a curie curator, I found out it was Tamacvet, so I asked her if I could join her mentoring channel, and that was how my journey began. And well, since late September 2018 I have been curating all the posts I think are curie worthy." - @mervin-gil (Long Term Top Curator)
“This is hiddenblade. Not sure why she is showing herself here as she is supposed to be *hidden*. She joined the Curie weirdo family sometime on April - when a potato recommended her. She mostly curate the tags art, photography and travel cos she is too lazy to read. Spends most of her time stalking authors on Steemit, probably cos she has no life.” - @hiddenblade (Long Term Top Curator)
"I discovered curie in December 2017, and joined the ranks as curator in February 2018. I believe that curie is essential for discovering and empowering the new authors to take their first steps and continue to produce exceptional content." - @hidden84 (Long Term Top Curator)
"My name is Michael (aka Enjar) and I have been on Steem since June 2017. In 2018 I took over the operations of Archdruid Gaming where I worked my way up to become a curator for Curie. I have a great passion for gaming ever since I was a child when my family bought a Nintendo Entertainment System. My main curating efforts are gaming content since I have a lifetime of experience to draw from. I have played thousands of games in my lifetime. Everything from collectible card games to MMORPGs and so much more. Before Steem I have been involved in Esports, pre-alpha testing, game moderator , game development, and content creation." - @enjar (Curator)
Svemirac is a Ph.D. researcher and assistant professor at WSU, Australia. His main research is focused on galaxy formation in alternative universes and their dependency on dark matter to matter ratio.
When I'm not doing science I love to do sports and have some leisure time in nature, especially rivers.
On steem blockchain, I found my way to curie sometimes in March 2017, and after a month I gained top curator status. Apart from curie I am involved and regularly participating in few other community projects like crowdmind, teamserbia (I am operating witness that supports both of these projects - crowdwitness), steemSTEM and I am actively translating opensource projects for DaVinci translation projects -such as steeminvite for instant steem accounts made by Pharesim.@svemirac (Long Term Top Curator/Witness Operator)