My Personalized Steem Feed Proof of Concept is Ready for Testers!

in steeemdev •  6 months ago

Content discovery on steemit is pretty poor in my opinion. Simply showing you posts that were written/resteemed by people you follow can get very cluttered. I want something that will show me posts that I am likely to be interested in. I have explained my initial plan:
A New Feed Using Upvotes From The People You Follow. Improving Content Discovery!
as well as updates:
A Feed Layout That Focuses on Content Discovery
What if Your Post Spread Like a Virus!? Looking for a SteemDev.

If you don't want to read my previous posts, here is a quick summary of how it works:

  • The program looks at every vote you have made and finds the top 100 people that have voted most similarly to you in the past.

  • Those 100 people become your personal curators of content. Whenever one of them votes on a post, it will show up in your feed.

  • As you vote/skip over posts in your feed your curators will receive scores based on whether you vote on the things they have or whether you skip past them.

  • The curators with the best scores will have a greater influence on the order of your feed.

  • Every day your worst curator is replaced with a new one.

Now I am not much of a developer, but I am pretty good with spreadsheet formulas so that is mostly how I have built my proof of concept. I would like to let people test it to help me improve my algorithm. I have been testing it for the last several months and my experience on steem has been greatly improved! I have found many interesting people and posts that I normally would never have come across.

I want to start with just one person probably and then start extending it as I get the process down smoother.

If you are interested please comment below. I will pick my testers in order based on the value of their upvote on my post (to see who is most interested/the most invested in the platform)

Using it is as simple as scrolling down a page and clicking on anything that sounds interesting to you. Over time your feed should become more and more personalized to the things that you are interested in.

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Thanks for putting this together! I still think that excellent content discovery is the missing feature that Steem needs to really put it over the top.

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I agree. It was getting to the point where I didn't even want to look at steemit because I couldn't find anything good to read! So I built this. :)

I've had a look at copying your spreadsheet to try for myself, but the instructions seem out of date or wrong. I managed to get the first part running when I changed the function name from ImportJSON to import, but it still eventually crashed complaining that it lacked permission to call openById. Can I suggest adding a sheet where you simply enter the username and it automatically updates?

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Yeah, sorry those instructions are out of date. I can help you set it up when I get home from work today. Thanks for your interest and sorry for the confusion.

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It is a really interesting project. If I enjoy playing with it, I might set up a @blockpress module for it, or extend the existing steem module in blockpress to include it. It sounds promising.

Edit: If you are okay with me doing that of course. You said you were looking to potentially work with someone on it.

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That would be awesome! I look forward to it!

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Not promising anything yet you understand! And I would need to turn your formulas into a JavaScript algorithm. Probably doable, but I'd need to look at it in more detail.

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Of course. :)

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