Steemigram, the tool which allows users to post on Steemit using the Instagram app, had a good start. In a few days, the members count exploded. But Steemigram was only a test run.
Today, Steemigram becomes Share2Steem, and offers much more...
Share on Steemit using your favourite social apps
Of course, Share2Steem (a.k.a s2s or S2S) still allows to post on Steemit using the Instagram app, but the concept is now extended to other social media outlets, starting with Twitter. From now on you'll also be able to post on Steemit using the Twitter app or the Twitter website ! And, as you can guess, many other social media applications will follow !
And before you ask, yes, YOUTUBE IS ON THE WAY ! And it's almost there...
What's new ?
1) New website and improved security
First of all, the main website has changed. A secure dedicated server has been set up. We know some users were not totally confident as Steemigram.com was not secured (https). It's now fixed with the new website (Rated A+ on SSL Labs).
A lot of other security features were added, but we won't get too technical here.
2) Account validation
From now on, all accounts will have to be verified.
After having entered your account name (Twitter screen name - the @name - or Instagram handle - the account can not be private ) on the site, a small character string will be given to you.
On your first post on a given social media platform, you'll need to insert, somewhere in your post, this small character string (and of course the #share2steem tag), in order for your account to be verified and begin the automatic posting on Steemit of all your future publications in this media.
This will ensure two things :
- a Share2Steem user will now have to prove he's the owner of the account he's linkin with Steemit.
- a Twitter or Instagram account can not be used and resteemed twice, by different members.
3) Referral program
A brand new referral program has been put in place.
Each user will have a personal link he can share to promote the project (the link is displayed on your Settings page on https://www.share2steem.com). If this link is used by a newcomer for his registration, the referrer will earn 4% of the referral's posts rewards (The fee taken by Share2Steem will diminish to keep the total fee at 10%).
4) Curation trail
Finally, you'll be able to participate in the Share2Steem curation trail. This trail will be managed by Share2Steem and won't depend on SteemAuto. Once logged in on the site, you will be able to participate to the trail, with a voting value and a minimum voting power of your choice (10 % of upvote strength and 98 % minimum Voting Power by default).
You can modify these values or stop your participation in the curation trail at any time in your Settings page.
Only users who activate the curation trail on their accounts will benefit from it. And it will be fair and equitable : the more you give, the more you receive.
Delegators will also be granted a place of choice in the Trail.
How does it work ?
When your account is set up (once you have logged yourself in via SteemConnect), all you have to do is continue to use Instagram or Twitter as you've always done, with a little twist :
On all the publications you want posted automatically to Steemit, you will have to include the hashtag #share2steem !
But as stated before in the new features : Don't forget the account verification. On any post once you have set your account name on the Share2Steem website, you will have to post the personal key provided by the site (only once to get your account verified). The state of the verification will be displayed on the relevant page on the Share2Steem website with instructions.
Once your account is verified (and including the publication where you put your personal key), the service will post automatically your content on Steemit, and cast votes if you are part of the curation trail.
Of course, you can use as many tags as you want on your Tweets or Instagram posts, but only the first 4 will be turned into Steemit tags (a place is reserved to share2steem).
As before, with Steemigram, the creators take a 10% fee (5% to @sebbbl and 5% to @algo.coder) on every post, except for the ones posted by accounts who came to our site thanks to a referrer, as the fee will be reduced to 6% (3% each) and 4% for the referrer.
The beginning of a wonderful adventure
With Share2Steem, and the upcoming other social media connections, we're aiming and hoping for a massive adoption of Steem.
Of course, the goal is not only to help people monetize their social media activities, but also to promote the power of the Steem blockchain on other social media outlets. We just monetized traditional social media, even for small accounts. No need to be an influencer anymore...
Of course, influencers will also take a huge advantage of Share2Steem, as they will be able to earn STEEM without saying goodbye to their fanbase or their favorite app...
And for Steem users, it means a lot of new users so an increased demand for STEEM and higher prices.
During the next week (before the shut down of the steemigram app) :
- The service will continue to be functional and will still post on Steemit every Instagram publication made with the #steemigram tag by a user who subscribed on the steemigram website,
- Every post made via Steemigram will receive an automatic comment to inform the author about the existence of the new version and the new website.
After a week, the steemigram service will definitively shut down (stopping its automatic posting of Instagram tagged publications) and all SteemConnect tokens will be revoked.
Share2Steem is a beta version. If you notice bugs, or if you have suggestions, please tell us here or on our Discord server.
Last but not least, we plan to add other social media connections. What would you like to see next (expect Youtube which is coming) ?
Join us !
So join us right now at https://share2steem.com, register, link your social accounts, start earning money, promote and democratize the Steem blockchain all over the social media world !
If you have any question, feel free to contact us on Discord !