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Why I believe every blogger/content creator should own at least 1,000 STEEM.

Attention is the end game, that is where the ball is going.
Right now people give their attention away for free. Ten years from now there will be people who make a living off just their attention alone. Twenty years from now there will be a sort of UBI (universal basic income) in place; each human's attention gives them so much $$ each month. No matter how you slice the cake, humans have value innately, and always will; your voice and choice are highly sought after!

The internet makes attention, at scale, much more abundant. Whereas pre-net, businesses resorted to billboards and the nightly TV ads to spread their message. Now every human across the planet can look down in the palm of their hand and see the exact same thing. This is something that has never been possible and we are seeing the ramifications of it as we speak. The attention economy is booming and early pioneers are paving the way for a Pay To View society.

Vessels, such as Steem & blockchain, in general, are what will give attention drastically more value. Humans have never had the ability to own their own data, cryptographically secured on a blockchain immune to hacker attack (the chain, not your keys, hide that shit!). Once people wisen up to how much their attention is really worth, and that Facebook is, in fact, the most expensive bill they pay each month threw sheer wasted attention freely given like a running water hose.

You see, the game is clear, we are playing Jenga, the blocks are super wobbly and it's Facebooks turn.

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Facebook can't afford to pay users for their attention without taking a massive hit to the bottom line (no centralized company can). Steem however, this magical blockchain can; and it can do so not only for free but at a profit!

It is my belief the Steem blockchain will be highly sought after digital real-estate. Right now early movers have a huge advantage to gain a following and earn some Steem at what could be very cheap prices. Having even just a little influence on this network, at these prices, is not an impossible feat. At the current cap there can only be 300,000 accounts that hodl 1,000 Steem, and that's if all the whales sold. "The sun doesn't shine forever, but as long as it's here we might as well shine together." - Victory feat, Diddy.

The attention economy is going to come swiftly, make sure you're not getting ripped off for yours. Cheers.

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When I joined Steem platform, I was skeptical because I never heard about it before so I do not have a baseline or at least a first hand word from my network. I paid an e-booklet $.$$ to know about Steemit and another $$ to get my account created so I did not want to spend more until I get comfortable growing my account organically. I waited to reach 500 SP (becoming a minnow) then that opened my other options and started buying Steem. This could be the same reason for new Steemians but with enough info about how the overall platform works, which you presented a sample, maybe we will feel more comfortable.

With the continuous rise of crypto system, I agree that people should invest even a small amount to keep up. Maybe others are still skeptical because even with its low price today, 1K Steem will already cost more than 10K in our fiat currency (for a sample). I just hope that people will invest with what they can afford.

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You can invest just by blogging here. This is what makes steem unique and available to all. Many of the dapps are giving out free accounts and even delegating sp to get new people started.

It is not easy, but anyone can grow here with consistent effort and no investment other than time and creativity. Those of us who stick it out and keep trying will be in as good a shape as those that do invest actual money.

We might even be better off since we have to learn so many tricks and tips to survive here. I know of quite a few accounts that bought in and then do not do well since they do not have to make such efforts.

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Confirming this. By blogging, streaming, and interacting on the blockchain, I made it to minnow in a year. It's definitely doable!

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Oh dear, I became a minnow in less than 6 months (163 days) without buying a Steem from my pocket but from my SBD earnings too. I too am a living witness that growing by just blogging here is indeed possible!

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You also joined about 6 months before I did, and right before the huge hype.

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Hi there @fitinfun! Your elaboration is exactly what I meant when I kept an organic growth (not buying any Steem) until I became a minnow so thanks for elaborating. 😊

I could have kept growing organically too if I wanted so. My reply was not to discount those who want it this way and it is not to compare who has become more successful or not in terms of the strategy they used. Of course, everyone has a choice. 😊

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And rich people do not understand that some of us DO NOT HAVE MONEY lol. I and many others regularly take money OUT of steem to live on right now. Rich people are too rich to see that this "small amount" can actually serve a purpose beyond holding in and gazing upon your sp :)

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And that is also what I mean with my "even with its low price today, 1K Steem will already cost more than 10K in our fiat currency (for a sample)" that not everyone can afford it just as easy as Dan is saying so I ended up with "people will invest with what they can afford." 😊

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I think you made a pretty good move. I didn't start buying Steem until I had been around for about 6 months. I think it is important to get a feel for a place. After actively participating in the platform and writing many posts I felt confident and invested. I think I bought about 15K Steem. The price was somewhere between US$0.8 and $1. I bought another 50K+ Steem at the end of 2018. The price was only about US$0.32. The rise of the DApps gives me confidence that investing in Steem is a great move. It may take a few years, just takes a bit of patience.

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I think it is important to get a feel for a place.

I totally agree because as I mentioned on my first comment, I had no idea what I got into. I thought I was active on Facebook but I wonder why I haven't come across any Steem topic. Or maybe I wasn't socializing enough.

Lucky you to have been able to get that much Steems. I wish I too can afford such... 😊

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I think people rely too much on promoting their content on Steem rather on other social media. I try to share as widely as I can. When more people know about Steem, the better it'll be for all of us here.

Love this message! So many people don’t really get the idea of the attention economy.

I love using the example of how Facebook is a 70 billion company - and then asking them the last time Facebook paid them. That seems to click with people I talk to because they suddenly realize their time spent posting is actually creating value.

The Class Action against Facebook & Google over the Crypto Ad Ban is about to take a big swipe at those vulnerable Jenga blocks!
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I did a quick sign up because verified is so many details. Can I come back later and verify my wallet addresses?

I'm not even sure how jaxx works, since they give me a new address every transaction...

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Yes, there will be a mechanism to verify crypto holdings when it becomes necessary.
I'm hoping to have some automated process because you are correct that people have a lot of crypto addresses and many wallets create a new address for each transaction.

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Thank you! I did get the first email now. I have several addresses that qualify, it might be more than 10 but it will be a bit of work to check each one, how much it had, when, and what the value was at that time.

That being said, I really like this idea, and will keep an eye on it, please feel free to reach out (either here or by email) if there is something I can do to help!

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Here is an example. I just sent two LTC from one wallet, and the wallet sent everything else to another address. I think this is a security feature, but it makes it really hard to 'prove' anything.

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I totally agree! When I first came on the steem blockchain almost 2 years ago, I got 2000 Steem right away. I was committed! 💪🏼🙌🏼💯

Mannn, you had to put Diddy’s Victory lyrics on here also! Boom! Bring me memories from college when I was bumpin’ this in the dorms! 😂

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😂🔥

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I had to dig up this picture from 2 decades ago... Diddy Poster HAHA

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hahaha ded

Facebook can't afford to pay users for their attention without taking a massive hit to the bottom line (no centralized company can). Steem however, this magical blockchain can; and it can do so not only for free but at a profit!

You hit the nail on the head here! When people realize the value of their #attention, they will come.. to #STEEM!!! I completely agree with the sentiment of getting rewarded in some way for one's attention, as I just mentioned in a comment on your previous post.

At the current cap there can only be 300,000 accounts that hodl 1,000 Steem, and that's if all the whales sold.

This #stat blew my mind!!! Wow. It really is the time to #accumulate.

Thanks, @theycallmedan!!!

At the current cap there can only be 300,000 accounts that hodl 1,000 Steem, and that's if all the whales sold.

And that’s at a time when we have only 1.2 million accounts.

Steem’s inflation rate is falling. Ten years from now, there will only be twice as many Steem as now. How much faster will the number of accounts grow? Crunch the numbers a bit and it quickly becomes evident that Steem could become much more difficult to obtain in the future.

Working on it, I just crossed 900 SP recently! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... :)

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I know you can!

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You'll be there in no time! Just keep swimming. :D

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couldn't agree with you more on this. i do think it would be less then 10 years before the masses starts to realize this. within the span of 5 years you would see a huge adoption

Definitely this is imperative and I'm happy that I own over 1k steem and even more, the truth about this post is glaring, a time will come where this place (steem) will be sought out like oxygen and this current time we found ourselves is the best time to either buy it or earn it, no matter how, I think the future of steem is brighter than the sun and people don't just realise it yet.

There is nothing like socializing and getting paid for it. Facebook has really dealt with our attention. I guess this is the time users centralize their attention in a decentralized way...😊

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Steem will get more interesting when we have a broader base of users with some SP. That's why I'm trying to help create more minnows who may go on to be bigger, but it won't be easy

I am in full agreement with you that facebook's days are numbered. I also think many of the other FANGs are in their cyclical late stages. What eventually replaces it is indeed going to be a massive winner, and that is what has kept my attention for the 15 months that's I've stumbled onto this site.

I think there are some issues with Steemit with the way that the deck is stacked (ie too many whales that don't actually understand what you have shown in such a short time, a strong community = stronger Steem price).

What I like about you is that you engage yourself and that is a breath of fresh air. If you engage, then you listen. And then we have hope.

So yes I agree completely that this could be and opportunity of a lifetime, and I personally keep my eyes open to see if Steemit can be the needle in the haystack.

Something will replace facebook, there is no doubt in my mind. Now the question is for Steem holders is "can we capture that opportunity?"

Thanks again for being here, your presence is noticed for sure!

So glad I stumbled onto this post, this does say it all. We are the pioneers on Steem the future is coming fast!!!!
Everyone power up and hang on!😊
Resteemed!!😊

Yep, I reckon you’re spot on the smart-money there.

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That's an interesting number, only 300,000 can hold 1000 steem. How hard will it be to reach dolphin as users increase? Would these rankings change accordingly?

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Steem however, this magical blockchain

From tomorrow I probably only be upvoting the people who’ve minimum 1000 SP in our Blockchain

As always I find tremendous value in your content Dan :)

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People votes are people's votes, so please do not take this wrong.
I think if we want to see steem continue to grow we need to not only look up be we need to look down also. I do not have a lot of steem, and my vote is not that great, still I try to keep it balanced, I primarily vote on content, at 50%, (100% if payout is below $0.100 and good), I figure I get about 20-25 votes a day. Half go to post with payouts above $1.00, and I try to send the other half to votes less than one dollar. I realize I will not make a lot curating by doing this, and I often vote on things that are two days old so that also decreases curation, but I see this price dip as a growth phase of steem. A chance to support new users with good content and to help them build toward the minnow level and then toward the 1000SP level.

I do hope you will re-look at your chosen upcoming action and try to bring hope to the new user.

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I said I probably

So now you’ve explained to me, Now I’ll not be making such a decision

Freedom for everyone:)

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Just my view. You won't make as much steem in curation rewards, but there will be more people to use the services of the other dapps such as d-tube, e-steem, partiko, and all the others, if they feel others appreciate what they have to offer. Getting started is not an easy thing on steemit or in any social media situation. Getting people to stay with steem blockchain is not an easy thing to do either. There are impressions, then there are impressions. Good, and bad. People mostly remember the bad. I would have to go and look for what my first really good experience was on steemit, not so with the first bad experience with less than 6 weeks on the platform getting flagged for asking a question of @ dan how he made small font. The flagger thought it was to far off topic of the post.

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Thanks for explaining yourself!

Don't worry about the money, money follows the people, people should follow the dreams…. money will come -Jack Ma

I’m following my dreams and I’m enjoying my journey and all kind of rewards are just by product of how much I really love what I’m doing, and how much deeper go with my journey

Sorry I’m not good commenting and this reply might not be appropriate

One thing we can’t change is the human nature and we can change ourselves and our approach

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replies are always iffy, one just never knows, but an unspoken reply and one truly will never know. the reply is fine by me, I know you are likely more busy than I am, but still we do what we do out of love and fun, kind of like your quote, I like that.

Hi @theycallmedan. At the current cap there can only be 300,000 accounts that hodl 1,000 Steem, and that's if all the whales sold.

I had no idea and hadn't looked at it in this way. This kind of puts things into perspective and why everyone should be growing as fast as they can.

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A great message. I myself have invested fiat into steem. I’m currently sitting at about 550 steem about 500 of that was originally fiat . At the moments buying another 450 steem is just not an option.
But I definitely agree we should all be accumulating steem as fast as possible before it is hard to get.
So I’m going to be here stacking steem , engaging with our awesome community and trying to help promote steem.
Thanks for sharing,
Have an awesome day!

With #steem we’re leading in this aspect!

It might look unclear to some folks now, but beyond every reasonable doubt, Vessels, such as Steem & blockchain, in general, are what will give attention drastically more value.

I feel the freedom!

Truly, #steem is an asset to the internet world. There were friends who greatly opposed internet business, but I think am gaining great momentum to share my stacne on #Steem. AM working on a STEEM promotional package for Students and Content creation and its true value will be topical. I engage you have a share. Thanks @Theycallmedan for encouraging content creation. With this, value and quality will certainly increase.

Only 1000? That's only 330 bucks at the moment. I'd say 20k to 50k would be needed to make a sizeable dent

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You need put things in perspective toward your reality.

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$330 to some is not the same $330 globally. That's also at low prices, so a correction or future bull runs could allow that to be a decent stake down the line.

A thousand Steem would be a very nice thing to have no doubt. I'm glad I started early on Steem, although I did have a snafu with my original account and wished I had saved my password. Nonetheless I do enjoy the community here as a creator.

Great great great! Definitely agree on this one. When others will realize, that Steem is so great, that will be a bit late for many to invest. We are still at the very beginning!

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what a wisely quote! 👌👌

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Best example bro! Because facebook is the best social platform.. Your point of view mind blowing also best thinking..

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Facebook is, in fact, the most expensive bill they pay each month

This is so true!
I never did the maths in regards to the 300,000 accounts, but if I weren’t already invested (time & energy wise), I would start now!

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Steem however, this magical blockchain can; and it can do so not only for free but at a profit! It is my belief the Steem blockchain will be highly sought after digital real-estate.

On the otherhand, Steemit donating 1000 Sp to its users won't be a bad idea as it would encourage users to stay on the platform, engage and promote.


I must say that people pay great attention to Facebook and other social media for free and like you said, when they come to the knowledge of their attention being worth something, they will definitely desert such places.

But Steem is somewhat different and that's the reason many would have no choice than to join us here!

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no one gonna donate nothing to nobody just for showing up

i fully agree. gonna power up everything i earn for sure

Working hard everyday, almost getting close to 2000 steem power.

wow your account is amazing..

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even 100 steem per account would be wonderful start! and its probably the best time to accumulate more steem now as the price is low either buying it or keep creating content on steem to build one's own following overtime.

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It is just matter of time when steem will take over, I don't have a single doubt about it.
People are sceptical about everything where money is involved, let's give them few more months before they finally realize what they've been missing for few years now. 🤔

Nicely explained buddy and i feel very lucky to join the platform at this early times as well as i am having around 900 sp which is really a good thing, looking forward to accumulate lots of steem power to help me as well as others.

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The big centralized players will probably create tokens in the future. But this means giving up a piece of the cake, and making their shares less profitable.

Than the shareholders will sell shares and buy tokens. But is this suistanable? Shares going to zero? It will be very hard for them to balance between tokens and shares without killing their share.

Nevertheless it will be a crazy ride and a lot hype on the way :)

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wut?

Facebook can't afford to pay users for their attention without taking a massive hit to the bottom line (no centralized company can). Steem however, this magical blockchain can; and it can do so not only for free but at a profit!

Isn’t it the best place to be? I mean the opportunity we all have is just freaking amazing, yet some prefer to stay on the sidelines...

There will be a day...

Early adopters always have an edge....
We should hodl more...

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Attention economy is actually a two side coin.

The positive side is information requires attention on the top of your palm; while negative side is too much attention can suck the life out of end users just like what Facebook did to all its users now, (along with all mobile apps)

Most important is that how every human can balance this out and not let profit overrule the mind, then everyone will be happy.

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Facebook has become more popular every day, on the other hand, they do not pay any of their users, and if there is a social media talking about memory that is growing in popularity and at the end they pay their users and it is undoubtedly steemit . two years ago I joined in steemit blockchain now I earn good money from here.

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HODL! Hell yeah! Hang on the world is getting alot better!

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This should a great read, thanks for sharing! Just Reseemit

That is one of the point i always used to comvince people to join steem. I always tell them that if facebook can not pay you for your time and data, and there is steemit which will pay you that and can even change your life around, why would you not want to go to steemit. I for long reduce the time i spend on facebook the day i hear and join steemit.

I still think private keys need to be simplified. I've written down my Steem owner key and keep it off-line but the masses are going to find that a hassle and I'm sure there's ways to make it easier and safer. This isn't a problem for early adopters but do we really think the masses are going to be happy with the current system? It puts me off trying to get more people interested in Steem, as I need to explain the importance of keeping that owner key secure and I know most people aren't going to do that properly.

Such an awesome solid article, clear and strong! Great concept about the attention and that’s what people pay for throughout history.

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Interesting points here. I agree with you absolutely. Attention is a big industry in the not too distant future.

The amount of minnows being created every daybis increasing as this reality is becoming more achievable given the opportunity at hand. The more realize that not being a product and instead ensuring your attention is yours to provide, the ecosystem will grow and set a path forward for other to join the evolution of social media where decentralization doninates over centralized networks and their limitations and abuses.

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At least it made 10% this night :)

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Very interesting, and likely outcome for Steem I think. The attention economy is going to be a bigger and bigger consideration as everything becomes ultra mechanised. As AI's and automated systems take over more of the work humans do, more people will make thier living from blockchain attention mechanisms.

Steem has the potential to completely disrupt and steal fbook/twitter market in the long term. I'm holding on to the 3.5 k I've accumulated through buying and earning for sure. In fact I'm buying more at the moment whenever I can afford to.

I stopped posting on mainstream social media the very first day I joined Steem a year and a half ago, I found a completely new world here. This place is growing day by day, centralized entities will never be able to keep up, shareholders will never let Facebook share its profits with users.

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There will come a time when people with 500sp are looked on as big accounts. At the moment minnows look tiny and have a 1c vote but that will all change as we grow and progress. All of the changes right now will help thay and when we start seeing large numbers of new users the value will really go up.

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The real question is not to have x number of Steem. The real answer is how many life Steem can enhance in the coming years.

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@theycallmedan right said
Steem is the best blockchain which provides value to others by posting content and engaging with people.

No other blockchain has done it than the steem blockchain.

Attention really pays.

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I had the idea for youtube well before it existed when I was in college. I consulted my friends who run a website development company and they provided me with the costs to start it up. I told my wife who is a business genius about my idea. She told me that it was the dumbest idea that she ever heard. Given the debt I was in from college and that I trusted her, I never pursued it. It was the biggest mistake of my life. Later when Google went public, I was in debt and couldn't buy in. I told my parents that they should buy Google. Of course they didn't because they didn't understand how it was going to be profitable. Then Facebook went public and I didn't jump on that either due to financial obligations. When I found STEEM, I knew that this has the potential to be far better than Google, Facebook, or YouTube. There was no way I was going to miss out on another chance of a lifetime. There is massive value in numbers of users. What blows my mind is how so many people don't understand how or why huge networks of users create value even when the example of Google, Facebook, and YouTube exists as evidence of how it works. This time around, we all own a portion of this business instead of a central corporation.

time to start working on this steem is the power to hold

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I'm powering up still for a reason ;).
And yes, if you're a content creator and have a website for which you have a strategy to monetize it without using Steem, holding Steem Power and using it strategically to increase the number of site visitors you get and retention of value-adding individuals through curation can really take you to the next level!

I remember talking about an attention token with @phoneinf few months ago...

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I believe the same as you, because I have only 3 Steem xdd

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You took the time to make a meme and called it "Facbook"

Yep, you're right! ... powered up a little from my LTC stack.

We're always wishing to have a 1k steem to all Steemit users if possible.
But it won't happen if we just tell them to have that 1k steem because I guess most new users are poor. If whales will not share or support, nothing will happen, we remain a wisher and dreamer.

@theycallmedan, Attention Economy becoming life changing niche and if we see current scenario and phase then definitely it tells that Attention Economy is expanding and Decentralised platform like Steem putting it's initial steps towards the Flag Raising of opportunities, and in my opinion in near future centralised platforms will be forced to compete with Decentralised Ecosystem and may be we can see Centralised Crypto Platforms. Stay blessed brother.

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It's here already. I am getting paid to view and Retweet stuff on Twitter.

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I invested and am about where I want to be. Steem seems to be on a slight uptrend and lets see if it has some legs

People who sold their Steem to buy Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS etc will be very sorry in a few weeks. I know I am.

had no idea that there is 1000 steem for only 300.000 people right now. interesting stat to know. and it makes a different perspective on what i earned and bought.

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Sounds like you're on the right track! 👣

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Well said and I hope this would be happened to me. How I will be happy if I will owned 1000 S

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steadily accumulating lol

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I’d like to get to 5,000 Steem .... soon I hope

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Great article @theycallmedan total agreement, this platform has opened me up to so many like minded people as well that are willing to collaborate and help out. I believe once people really start grasping that this is the evolution of social media where you can get paid back for your attention. I don't remember which gojillionare media guy that quoted the phrase "content is king" but that will be a huge way the future evolves as well I think as we move closer to technologies that produce a greater abundance. I'm pushing for that abundant future. I hope be all become independent and resilient people leaving the current system behind to lead others into a more cooperative positive future.

I've been Blogging in Steemit for over a year now and slowly grew with my small group of Steemit Community. I've been posting regularly and managed to reach 500 SP recently, and keeping some liquid Steem and SBD. I guess it will take me another year to reach 1000 SP. But its been a fun journey all along. I'm more and more attached to Steemit each and passing day.

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Nicely explained and you're absolutely correct that early movers will get the advantage. I am happy that I have joined this platform at right time. Thanks @theycallmedan

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The biggest regret I have is during those times where powerdowned my sp. If not only for the sake of my family and to the food that I can offer to them, I wouldn't power down at that time. I felt so helpless because I myself knows that steem will be huge in the future.

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Im new to steem, but its pretty exciting to feel like even though Im relatively late, I might still be ahead of the curve!
Cool article, exciting prospects.