STEEM is just the base of a great ecosystem that will become even BIGGER than Ethereum in a couple of years.
Steemit naturally attracts the most attention as the first social media platform based on a previously theoretical cryptocurrency incentive framework. Designed to operate as a part-news platform, part-Facebook, Steemit enables content creators to earn Steem for publishing content, and all users can be rewarded financially for merely upvoting content.
Utopian garnerates significant attention as a decentralized platform that incentivizes open source projects by using a vote-based reward protocol using Steem.
Also operating in a similar space as Utopian is Fundition, a crowdfunding platform where creators looking for support to develop their innovations can also access funding through Steem donations.
Steepshot: Steepshot is a photo-based social app. Here, selfie-takers and filter fanatics can earn crypto by publishing their images.
Busy is a crypto-powered blogging app. You can browse articles made by your favorite authors and publish your own.
SteemPress is a WordPress plugin that connects any blog to Steem. With it, writers can tokenize their existing website.
DTube is a crypto-powered video platform. Here, users can upload videos within an ad-free, and censorship-resistant community.
DSound is web platform that enables its users to discover, upload, and listen to music that is built on an IPFS network.
Similar to how CryptoKitties operates, Steem Monsters will revolve around blockchain-based assets which can be traded, bought, and sold. The big difference is that this project revolves around the Steem blockchain, and the cards themselves are part of a major trading card game. In this regard, it seems to combine Spells of Genesis with CryptoKitties, with a few twists.