Original Content Decentralized - Community Announcement

in #ocd5 years ago

Our new community

OCD, formerly known as Operation Curation Delegation now has it's own community on the beta site! From now on we will be focusing our curation and other initiatives such as #posh on our community. If you haven't checked out the beta site yet, all you have to do is login and hit the subscribe button to your favorite communities. Here's a link to the OCD community

During this shift we will still be curating users we follow with @ocdb (former whitelist) and we will still be curating the #posh and #oc tag among other things but we encourage everyone to start posting on our community.

Opens up many new possibilities and collaboration

We have a lot of things planned for it, focusing on the sharing aspect we will start to give out bonus rewards in Steem to those who get the most reach with their shares. Over time we will also add other social media platforms such as Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, etc, but for now we're only be using Twitter. Make sure to create yourself a Twitter account to connect with other Steemians and share your Steem posts there with the appropriate tags. Then all you have to do is post a comment under your Steem post with a link to the tweet of your Original Content post and you'll have a chance to be curated! We also incentivize other content consumers/commenters to share other people's posts onto Twitter and leave a comment with proof and we'll reward that with a vote as well. Since the curve penalizes that smaller vote we're thinking of other solutions on how to reward users sharing other authors posts in the future.

We have a lot of partnerships going on and will be curating other communities as well. Especially since you can only post to one community at a time for now we'll be keeping an eye on other communities with original content such as the 3speak one and the Steem Gaming Community.

Thank you to @theycallmedan and many others for assisting with the #posh initiatives and continuing to do so in our new community. If you also are someone who wants to use your stake in curating these activities please let us know in the comments and read the next part of this post. :)

We are very excited to see communities come to life and the potential it'll bring for creating new rules, gamifying and funding diverse activities. When they add beneficiaries we've been considering taking a cut to fund engagement through comments and #posh activities but for now there will be no beneficiary cut.

Incentivizing curation

We've seen a lot of good come out of the #posh initiative and it's driving a lot of traffic onto Steemit and Steempeak, we hope other curators and projects will reward these activities as well. To incentivize curation we are going to mainly curate #posh posts after 24h with the @ocdb account meaning other stakeholders will get a chance to increase their curation rewards by curating quality original content that gets shared outside of Steem. We understand that many big stakeholders attempt to try and front-run others and don't vote on certain posts that have already garnered a lot of votes cause they think they'll miss out on curation rewards, so this is a way where you can use your voting power more wisely and effectively and at the same time incentivize more sharing of Steem posts and more traffic and new users coming onto the Steem ecosystem. We hope our delegators see the same value we do in helping Steem get more attention than the focus on higher returns, thank you to everyone supporting us so far.

Final words

Steem is better than it has been in a long time and now's the time to focus curation on traffic, onboarding and retention of new users. There's so much curation going on right now but not so much authors and quality content. We at OCD will be focusing on approaching and onboarding new content creators of all sizes once these new changes are settled and I hope others will see the value in that and help incentivize more onboarding activities. It is time to not just curate because of content, or reputation or other motives but also what it is that brings real value to Steem such as SEO, reach and long term thinking. We have one of the biggest crypto communities here already and a blockchain that is scalable and constantly improving, it is time to show Steem to the world because the users currently suffering from the disadvantages of centralized platforms and advertisers deserve to know the other options that already exist and work well.

Let's make this year a great year for Steem and the ecosystem.


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This is great and I have been looking forward to it!

I want to thank you guys for pushing #posh as it has made me rejoin Twitter and get content going out to a wider audience. I do not know how much it drives in, but so far in the 6 days of January, my 7 posts I have pushed out have got over 12k impressions with 30k+ for the last 28 days. If a few of them get interested and click a link, it is worth it.

Thanks for all your work @ocd team :)

Nice, that's some impressive stats! It's nice that twitter isn't as shadowbanny and filled with rules that'll get your shares deleted depending on the subreddits, for now... :P

We're looking forward to adding more social media platforms to #posh as well and tracking the activities and genuine reach and rewarding that.

I am pretty sure that once value starts being generated on Steem at a high enough level, Twitter will start getting stricter - what they should really do though is add an SMT ;D

And when people get here they can be confused as hell like I am about how communities actually work!

sounds like that makes two of us!!!

There are good analytics on your twitter account. It will show how many people clicked through your tweet to the original post. I always like to keep an eye on the stats for fun.

I wonder how accurate they are. I remember when Steemit showed views, and it was highly gameable. Since there is no transparency, do you think that centralized media play with the numbers for gamification and marketing purposes?

I'm sure that they do in a larger context but the individual accounts should be fairly accurate.

There is a lot of data and it makes sense for my account anyway since it's small it's easy to look at what has been happening. For bigger accounts and overall figures i'm sure that there is a lot of playing with the numbers to show what they want the world to see. It happens everywhere.

Oh nice. Im closing to 100k impressions in last 28 days but i did poke the hornets nest with the transgenders on twitter which did help bring up the impressions. hahaha

Yep, I started this account about 2 months ago, and I have a lot of work to do to build it up still. But not bad considering :)

I stay away from poking.

You should. lol. Yeah same here. Had it longer but only recently started using it after dan and acid started these "share on twitter" initiatives.
Its fun. Its absolute nonsense and insane, but its still fun. :)

Great words and finally community on steemit beta!
Let's promote steemit and bring more content creators and possible futher investors as well!

What is this posh thing I keep hearing about

Basically share your oc posts on twitter and soon other platforms and receive (possibly higher) curation than if you don't share. :)

Twitter is far and away the least likable platform for me... bah. I'll think about it

It resides on the arm of the Beckham protocol

Beck...ham?

I'm very happy to be a part of the #posh #oc movement on twitter and now tweet all my posts with these tags, @acidyo. I am also re-tweeting other steemers I see out there. I really appreciate all of the support I have gotten from this project and hope it keeps going.

But I am letting you know I am no longer using steemit, and so cannot be a part of this hive thing until it gets picked up by steempeak or esteem. I have metered wifi, and the ads on steemit suck my time dry.

TY @acidyo - When I was at steemfest, they mentioned you can just use the tag for the hives and still post with other dApps. I am not a steemit fan and have not used it in about 1.5 years. I use esteem, tasteem, dPoll, busy etc to post with since they upvote my posts. So can I post there and use your hive tag too?

Use the brave browser and you will not see any ads there. You can even earn crypto there just by browsing ! For more details check : https://brave.com/

just be careful, they require your biometric ID (retina scans), current government photo ID, and address where you sleep at night..... so if you want to monetize your browser, you have to throw any notion of privacy out the window. it's either monetized, or private... not both.

I do use brave for one of my alts - ty for the reminder, @clixmoney. Still not interested in posting with steemit.

you will not see any ads there. You can even earn crypto there just by browsing

? lol

Thanks for all you do @acidyo. Good to get your community going on beta. I joined.

I think 2020 will be a great year for all of us. 😊 😃

I really appreciate the efforts of team @ocd .
I hope team @partiko comes up with something similar and improved!

Posted using Partiko Android

Has anyone heard of their team in the last year?

I think Appics is going to be a tough competitor to Partiko as far as mobile dapplications

Hi bud! I think I'm a bit of a fool and I didn't quite understand, but can anyone participate in this "communities" thing? Can anyone make content and publish it in the OCD community? I'd like to be part of it and I want to make sure I can

I'm a user who has participated quite a bit in #posh and I really think it's a great initiative. I don't have much activity in Twitter (it's not my favorite social network), but I also started to publish my posts in Facebook since I usually have much more activity there and it doesn't cost me anything. I really hope this initiative can be expanded even more. You do an incredible job and I hope my grain of sand can be of help, thanks for everything <3

Yeah everyone is welcomed to, with communities it gives us a lot more control over the content as in removing posts that aren't original content or other abusers instead of having to downvote them and anyone being able to use any tags. Here we will have our curators be the moderators. This will also be a nice place to focus most of our initiatives in one place and in the future come up with new ones and have a great variety of original content in one place curated by a team of experienced curators so consumers have a great selection to choose what to read from. :)

OHHHHH ok that sounds very very good, then I'll definitely join the community, I've seen a bit of how it works and all that. Thanks for your answer, I'll try to get my username recognized around here <3

So its not really decentralized?

To incentivize curation we are going to mainly curate #posh posts after 24h with the @ocdb account

Oh, this is nice! :)

Thanks, we hope it'll incentivize people to share more and more curation to happen on great content that usually gets avoided because it already has received a certain amount of votes thus often doesn't get to trending because of someone already front-running it and others skipping it not to give more rewards to the "competition".

Yeah, I agree. I also hoping for such great content to earn some votes stacking by all major curation guild on steem. That would be awesome!

This is great news! I think it's high time I picked up my content creation gear and head back here.

Most times, I put the links of my steem posts on Twitter for people to see but now, it gladens me that a larger part of the steem community is starting to do the same.

Thank you, acidyo!

Cool. I'm constantly shilling steem on Uptrennd and Publish0x, i reckon that ought to contribute a fair bit to the SEO visibility.

I was expecting the community thing a long time ago, well done

Nice, it's probably best to start incentivizing sharing on the big centralised platforms for now but in the future we'd like to cover more! Good thing is that the higher the price of Steem the more we can curate while rewarding them a good amount in that evil fiat value. :P

Thankfully we have a lot of long-term holders who see Steem rewards for Steem and don't think in fiat as much. :)

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