When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. - William Arthur Ward
The Community Curation Project "Curie" proves that every single day.
Discovering exceptional content is the mission of @curie, and that's only half of the truth. Curie doesn't only discover outstanding pieces of content on the Steem blockchain - these shiny pearls that are somehow unique and different from the average -, they furthermore provide their authors with a considerable portion of attention and they help us - the Steem community - to find them.
The primary goal of Curie is to discover and reward undiscovered but exceptional content published by persistent creators with limited success. - Carl Nash @carlgnash, Curie Community Representative
For a reason more than 20,000 users are following the official @curie account on Steem, more than 4,000 are part of their discord channel, and their witness is currently ranked 15. Congratulations on these outstanding numbers, Team Curie!
Curie stands for curation, and in the ambient of content creation that implies... correct: a lot of work. If manually implemented - and that is the case here - curation does require a lot of time, dedication and commitment.
Good for us that back in September 2016 the Curie team decided to invest their valuable time in order to provide the Steem community with such a valuable service.
Curie is one of Steem's primary rocks, having a considerable stake in its success story!
You gotta appreciate what they do
In times of flourishing bid bot businesses and an increasing demand for automated voting tools, manual curation has become a scarce good.
More than 1 million accounts are created on Steem, currently submitting more than 30,000 posts daily to its blockchain (Source: @penguinpablo).
How would we - as single curators - even be able to discover the exceptional among the average? Filters are needed, and preferably represented by human beings who know well what we all mean when we're talking about quality content.
And I swear Curie knows what's best for Steem. Only by following their upvotes you'd be able to browse through the really great content on our platform!
If not quality, then what should be the main purpose in our community?
The passion thing: When commitment meats meritocracy
Whenever you get in contact with one of the Curie members, you notice that they're fully committed to the idea.
Listening to @carlgnash, for instance, makes you even feel comfortable. He's not only a great steemian but also a very nice guy one always enjoyes talking to. If you want to verify that fact, I kindly invite you to watch his video What is Curie?.
Curie proves full commitment to meritocracy and transparency with an aspiration towards zero corruption. - Curie Whitepaper
There is no doubt about the fact that Curie is absolutely living up the promises given in their whitepaper.
Curie empowers quality curators to find and reward undiscovered but exceptional pieces of content. A team of reviewers checks the suggested entries and decides on whether to allocate an upvote on these posts or not.
The curators receive a Curie internal weekly score depending on how many of their suggested posts were approved by reviewers the week before. The higher their score, the more posts they're allowed to submit. Also the top curators of the week are the only ones allowed to recommend new curators to the team.
Those curators who show a constantly high curation score over a period of 6 months can become reviewers.
This is a great incentivation system that could perfectly serve as an example to other community projects on Steem.
Currently around ~130 posts are upvoted weekly through the main curator/reviewer operation, plus hundreds more "small" Curies handed out by direct curators and thousands more posts upvoted weekly through the Curie support of various regional and interest specific communities. - @carlgnash
Thank you to the team of current curators/reviewers in the Curie team: @carlgnash, @liberosist, @alcibiades, @milosm2302, @teofilex11 and @markangeltrueman - as well as all other operational members of Curie.
Did someone say commitment? Amazing!
These steemy legends truly live up the decentralized idea on the Steem blockchain!
Positions or responsabilities in the team are not set in stone and can be challenged if necessary.
The constant commitment to the idea and an according set of rules is part of the Curie philosophy and contributes to its professionality and reliability.
Furthermore, any changes made in Curie's organization or operation require consensus. Once consensus is reached among top curators, reviewers and operators, the corresponding changes get top priority and will be implemented as soon as possible.
As you can see, Curie is a great role model in many senses!
If you still didn't know where to delegate your valuable Steem Power, now you have one more address to consider.
Curie believes in absolute meritocracy with no comprimises or scope for bias and corruption.
I told you: You gonna appreciate what they do.
PS: For more information and updates visit the official website http://curiesteem.com, join Curie on discord and of course follow the official Steem account @curie. Last but not least, you may consider voting Curie as a witness.
In case you missed the first part of the series "Successful Steem projects you should know: Part #1: El Proyecto Witness Cervantes
This blog was created in July 2016, aiming to provide thought-provoking content for open-minded people who go on adventure, step out of comfort zones and embrace the new.
Thanks for being part of the journey!
PS: This blog post was edited and submitted via eSteem Surfer 1.0.11 - my favorite Steem desktop client that was developed by @good-karma's @esteemapp team. Check out their account for more information.