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Sometimes a Disruptive Technology is in Front of Your Face and You Still Can't See It.

Many of the social media professionals who wrote in their predictions for this article, "2017 Predictions for Social Media and Content Marketing" are connected with me all over social media. I have known most of them for four years or more. Anabell and I have great respect for our peers. Without their trail breaking I would probably not be as successful as I am today.

Predictions for Social Media in 2017 that are Huge.

  1. User Generated Content will Continue to Grow.
  2. Data Mining will Grow as Companies Try to Improve the Bottom Line.
  3. Video will Continue to Grow.
  4. Live Streaming will Mature.
  5. Our Mobile Device is Where the Action Will Be.
  6. Automation will Increase
  7. Content Needs to be Top Notch in the Attention Economy.
  8. Influencer Marketing will Increase for Brands.
  9. Niche Marketing will Flourish.

My Predictions for Social Media in 2017.

1. 2016 was the first instance of a successful launch of a Blockchain based social media platform. The success of Steemit in 2017 will attract attention from the media. Neil Strauss of Rolling Stone was just the first influencer to notice. It was great meeting you Neil!

2. When top notch content producers realize they can have another revenue stream via sites like Steemit or Busy.org they will flock to the platforms. Why would I post my content on Medium first when I could earn income on a site like Steemit? I then can repost my content on Medium with a link back to the original content on the blockchain.

3. User content will shift to paid in the attention economy. Youtube was the first successful test of paying content creators. Now we will see it for every aspect of content creation.

4. The ability of blockchain companies to offer almost instantaneous digital money transfers via mobile wallets will bring millions of the unbanked into the world of content creation. Imagine a young woman in Venezuela who earns less than $1 a day at her job earning an extra $100 a month via Steemit converting that Steem currency to Bitcoin and buying products on Amazon sent directly to her home. Oh wait there are people already doing it in Venezuela! Look at @luisucv34 as a perfect example.

5. Social media companies will continue to struggle to find new ways to profit off the use of their social networks. I believe we will see a continued shift of companies like Facebook forcing users to stay on its platforms and a throttling of content with links off platform.

6. Censorship will continue unabated as pressure from government and media companies force social media companies to crack down on any content they deem does not fit their narrative. Forcing content producers to seek alternatives.

7. Steemit will be the platform that brings flocks of non crypto currency users to blockchain technology.

An Amazing Conversation I had Last Night.

Anabell and I were at a hotel in old town Panama City and we struck up a conversation with a local lawyer. She was in her early 30's. I asked her if she knew what Bitcoin was and if she was using it yet. She said, "what is it?" Ten minutes later she is wide-eyed and super excited to start using it for herself and her business. She said she could speed up her business many times over and maneuver around currency controls in countries like Venezuela.

I showed her our Wirex Bitcoin debit card. I showed her how to open a Bitcoin wallet. We told her about the Bitcoin embassy we will be opening in Panama City and she was thrilled.

The key is that most people still have no idea about blockchain technology, Bitcoin or even social media platforms like Steemit. When they take the time to learn they will be blown away! I think you will be also.

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That was so informative and thank you


Thank you for reading Marco!

It's great we are on the tip of that darn Iceberg... it's good to catch one in a lifetime!


I couldn't agree more, it does feel like being on the edge and I am so glad to be a part of this amazing adventure!


Yeah, I think this is gonna be YUGE! My steem account value looks nicer everyday. More readers and investors and curators come and what are now niches will get heavier traffic and more value will be distributed as specialised interfaces get added, and messaging, advertising.



And lookey, lookey 71 views... whoosh!


I share everywhere, yes I might not get upvoted by non-users but it helps spread the word of Steemit.

I couldn't agree more, great post!

Hopefully you showed her steem right after?! ;)


I will invite her to our meetup. I might have caused a mental breakdown if I overloaded her circuits with so much awesome.

When people are wide-eyes the idea about blockchain technology...


It was really awesome to see. She immediately saw how Bitcoin could change her practice.

Wow Randy @hilarski this is the best article I read in a while. The only sad point in your prediction is 6 but all else is awesome and I share your view. So inspiring how quickly you converted a total stranger into a new crypto user, amazing. Keep up the great work Randy!


Thank you Jan!! Your paintings are rocking one here.

Great post as always.

I think these are all relevant and plausible for sure, the evidence in most cases to suggest anything but - is just not there.

We are already seeing for a long time now censorship and lies in the media to control the narrative.

I believe the blockchain and related tech is the new truth and the new way to build a community and the masses are slowly still waking up.

I am glad to be here with you Randy.


I love the transparency of blockchain tech. The world can see what we are up to. I hope alternative news chooses to bring all of their content our way.

Steemit was a game changer for me


I have not been this excited since Google Plus launched and I did not earn anything there. This is an opportunity of a lifetime.

Great post @hilarski it is wonderful being on the cutting edge.


It sure feels good to be working on projects that are still flying under the radar.




Thank you so much!! That is how we spread the word.


No worries - it obviously went as was so they will find you on the platform ... aren't I nice!

5.Our Mobile Device is Where the Action Will Be.

I agree 100% :)


I love the eSteem app. I have not logged in yet but that is how I keep track of my posts on the road.


Great, glad that you find it useful! Yes after login most other functionality will be unlocked, but there are few features in pipeline which can be used without login...

just found you, following. thanks for the well put together article and some headsup.


Followed back, I look forward to seeing what kind of content you publish.

Yes Sir! I am blown away as well. It's so amazing what happens. Ah me lazy old bones thaught, there will be nothing new in this boring, old world, The society is rotten, since the hippies growing old and elder, but that's not true. It is rotten yes. But me, I am younger from day to day since I know, my writing will be paied in steemit. There will be always something new, something amazing stuff. Cybercoin is one of the greatest developments of the electronic revolution.
Take care!

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I think Steemit is one of those - if only I had now about it at the start - kind of things. I usually find out about these just as everyone is leaving for the next big thing.

It's nice to be in on the ground floor for once and see it grow and mature.


Same here, I may have been a little late to the party but at least I made it.