Two years ago, @spookypooky posted, "I can see it coming to a state of being 'external content driven' rather than steemit centric in the coming months. Once the steemit price and growth is less volatile, we'll reach calmer waters where minnows and dolphins take over the role of whales in guiding the ship."
IMO, making steemit "external content driven" is the key to bringing users to STEEM, users who are motivated by their need for a good discussion platform rather than the current population who is just here to collect pennies by posting shitposts.
I can find no discussion on the topic of how to attract such users or make steemit external content driven. @spookypooky apparently gave up waiting a year ago. Does anyone have any thoughts about whether this is desirable and, if so, how to do it?
I am developing my web site, IDEAFARM.COM, to be a good, totally uncensored, totally human curated, "free speech zone". It is going to have better presentation capabilities for authors, including detailed traffic history reports for each page. But I don't envision it ever supporting discussions, and I would like it to somehow use STEEM to integrate publishing, discussion, human curation, and cryptocurrency micropayments for authors and for curators.
Is anyone here interested in discussing or exploring how this can be done using STEEM's API?