Big trouble in little Partiko!
Due to my post yesterday, many people have asked me what I think has happened with partiko, so today I am going to try and clear it up and share what I think happened, I may be wrong and this is only my opinion, so don't take it 100% to heart!
Partiko started off with its business model being non-existent. It eventually transitioned to points and allowed people to watch ads in return for points (seems fair, right?).
So what happened?
After a short while, partiko started to receive a bit of grief over their promotions by sticking a footer on everyone's posts. After this, they went on to use their "fame" to bring attention to their new app "BuzzBreak" (Last Updated 9 Oct '19 | 6 Days Ago). Once this reached a significant amount of users and brought in more revenues than Partiko, they dropped Partiko and haven't bothered to revisit it. Not the app, not the witness (still running #oldsteem) and many features of the app seem to be a teetering on the edge. I feel like the money to effort ratio was a lot less in Partiko than BuzzBreak, as partiko would have to mould to the specifications of the new hardfork, whereas BuzzBreak should keep going for a while with minimal maintenance.
So I feel like BuzzBreak overtook us in revenues, and they felt it wasn't worth it anymore, and decided to ditch the project and leave all the servers running on autorestart untill they eventually give in. It's a shame, but at least we can give @esteem a chance maybe? I'm gradually migrating there now. It's nice not to have the footer on your posts tbh.
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