[Alpha] Squeek.io - Twitter alternative for the steem blockchain
Bringing social networking into the blockchain age.
What is squeek?
Steem's value comes from its prospects. It is a content creation network that is fit to replace current models of social networking. The first iteration of social networks is steemit. Steemit allows content creators to get paid for well-thought-out and interesting blog posts. Unfortunately, this does not fit the style of all users. Twitter did not become successful because of well-thought-out blog posts, it got huge because of witty sentences. I believe this model of social networking can be added to steem as well. This is why I am introducing the alpha of Squeek. Squeek is a blockchain-enabled Twitter alternative that allows users to follow their friends and earn money for making them laugh. As of right now, the web front end is still being developed. At this point, however, I feel that it is ready for daily use. It allows for sign in, discover, post, and vote functionality, but I believe it can be more, as it has the economic incentives of steem, and the social aspects of Twitter.
I figure every Alpha I should include a change log so here is one:
Added Search Added Feed Added Profile Pictures Added Settings Added Following Re-implemented backend Implemented A+ TLS support Bought hosting Bought squeek.io domain Fixed Bugs
I hope to make this version of the software very usable. I would really appreciate it if you bookmarked it, and posted to it once a day. It's up to you to bootstrap this new community, so I hope you can do your part and help out. That being said, there is a race condition I am still solving. If Discover or Login doesn't work, just reload the page. In addition to that, the website seems to work better in Chrome than Firefox. I haven't been able to find out why yet, but I am thinking it's an issue with the library I am using, so if you're having trouble posting or anything, try it in Chrome.
Thanks for the continued support of the community, you guys have been awesome!
How to use
Thank you all for reading my article. I am passionate about building the steem ecosystem and I think it is important that the initial apps are done right, so if you have any gripes, or want to help out, I would gladly accept any pull requests you have here at my Github page.
Anything else please just talk with me in the comments or on steemit.chat. I am natebrune on there, and you can join our community on the squeek channel. Also, if you want to stay up to date, please consider following me right here on steemit or Squeek. Thank you one last time, I hope you enjoy.