.01 steem for your thoughts, or... An observation on steemit from my personal POV.
I attended a live stream with a few of friends that joined steemit a short while back hosted by @ericwilson discussing how we new users felt about the platform.
And of course, after I went to bed my brain decided to actually kick in and start working.
From what I'm seeing on here the basic idea of steemit seems to be news/information driven...with juicer tidbits leading the way getting the most views and upvotes. But the whole system is driven by the upvote. (And full well I understand there is also the community aspect, but everybody wants that upvote too right?) From my understanding there are time constraints with upvotes and comments especially as far as payouts are concerned.
So where I'm going with this is that if it's information that we are passing along, and we have time constraints to obtain upvotes...does that render information obsolete within that time? Once a post is paid out, I don't imagine there are going to be droves of users looking at it because they will want to get in on the fresh material. Are the older bits no longer relevant to steemians? If I wanted to find a particular genre of music on dSound, how does checking out someones old work affect them? An article/post that is over a week old but contains information that doesn't change (a recipe, a workout routine, etc...)
The other thing I notice is the trending/hot hashtags...and a lot of them revolve around steemit/crypto, I understand that's important in a fresh new community such as this, but does that make the platform fold back in on itself? How much amazing stuff is lurking below the radar never to be noticed or upvoted?
Anyway, I'd like to say that I don't want anyone to think I'm shitposting or being absurdly negative about steemit and the community...these are just observations by a n00b with a search for understanding of the system. I plan to stick around and I would like to be a productive member...once I figure out what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. :p
So hopefully none of you think I'm being a dick...and it's still early, so my brain is probably trying it's hardest to defeat me right now. Thanks for hearing me out.