I was pretty dismayed to read this article's fourth point about how to get Steem power:
>Pick great content before everyone else, you get rewarded with $Steem
This kind of incentive has issues for me. It feels too much like a "sticky" phone app, that sucks you into it and doesn't let go. It encourages that "achievement unlocked" dynamic that diverts people from writing, and punishes writers, and readers, who try to engage outside a 24 hour news cycle. You're locked into checking new posts constantly at the expense of time spent creating content.
I didn't find this article until 21 hours after it was posted, and only a strong opinion would have me posting on it, when I know the herd had already moved on to that more rewarding new content. My only option to be heard on it is... To post my own new article.
Quality content is enduring content.
Here and gone content is Buzzfeed content.
That kind of cycle encourages hype and listicles more than thoughtful posts.