Hello steemit Friends,
I've been thinking about it for a long time.. a social experiment to understand how important that is for readers the reputation of the authors.
It was difficult to me to imaginate how to elaborate this experiment without affecting results. Coincidentally, yesterday i saw a post what caught my attention.. it was very similar to a post i wrote more than two month ago!
Now i have the element to elaborate my Steemit social experiment!
- two very similar posts;
- authors from different category (newcomer or minnow VS dolphin or whale);
- posts written in different period.
Here's two candidate for the experiment:
(A) POST BY @miti --- TWO MONTHS AGO
Reputation 35 (at time of the post ) // Reward $65.47 // 39 votes // 204 views
(A) POST BY @acidyo --- YESTERDAY
Reputation 74 // Reward $195.17 // 420 votes // 518 views [provisional data]
It's important to say that my reward ($65.47) come almost entirely from @blocktrades upvote ($58.89) otherwise my reward would have been only $6.58 (half of which from upvoting bots).
So the results are there to be seen.. we can assume definitely that author of the post, his reputation and his upvote weight are perhaps the decisive criterion in the success or failure of a POST, no matter what is the content of it.
Two post almost identical (with a little pride i tell that my post is even better and more detailed) with a big difference in payout and success.
Infact some users comment and upvote only trending post or post from dolphins and whales hoping in rich upvote for their comments. At the same time, dolphins and whales upvoting each other.. rarely i see one of them loosing the time to read a post from a newcomers or a minnows.
There are curation programs, but not enough to consider the tons of posts thet every day are written. Me too (with a reputation of almost 55) have some difficulties to promote my posts, which in some cases deserve more upvotes and comments.
I have been hearing all the time about IMPORTANCE OF THE QUALITY OF THE POSTS, i for one always advice to newcomers and minnows to write good and quality posts. But...I'm not even going to say it.
This is not intended as a reproach, it is simply a statement of fact.. it's not a charge against @acidyo, someone whom I have valued very highly (i propose him the rule of steemit withess HERE).. i take his post as an example, nothing more.
I'd appreciate if you would comment and resteem this post. I'm curious to know what community think about this case study...
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