Communities Have Arrived!

in #steemit4 years ago

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We are excited to announce the official release of Communities on!

With this release transforms from a decentralized blogging platform, to a decentralized communities platform similar to, and finally delivers on its original promise as stated in the Steem Whitepaper:

Collectively, user-generated content has created billions of dollars worth of value for the shareholders of social media companies, such as Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. In 2014, Reddit hypothesized that its platform would be improved if everyone who contributed to by posting stories, adding comments or voting were rewarded with a fair share in Reddit, Inc. Steem aims to support social media and online communities by returning much of its value to the people who provide valuable contributions by rewarding them with cryptocurrency, and through this process create a currency that is able to reach a broad market, including people who have yet to participate in any cryptocurrency economy.

Steem is capable of handling a larger user base than Reddit. In 2015 Reddit’s 8.7 million users generated an average of 23 comments per second, with an average of 83 comments per year per user. There were 73 million top-level posts, for an average of 2 new posts per second. There were about 7 billion upvotes creating an average voting rate of 220 votes per second. All told, if Reddit were operating on a blockchain it would require an average of 250 transactions per second.

Steem has now proven that it can handle orders of magnitude more transactions than necessary to support an application like Reddit, and thanks to innovations like Hivemind and MIRA, it can do so without hitting scalability bottlenecks. Also thanks to Hivemind, users can expect the Communities features to rapidly improve over time because we no longer need update the blockchain itself in order to improve and other Steem-powered applications.

Transforming Social Media

While many claim to be using blockchain technology to disrupt the social media landscape, with today’s public release we believe we are demonstrating once again that the Steem blockchain and remain years ahead of the competition.

We would like to give a special thanks to the developers and users who helped us make Communities on what you see today:

Honorable mentions go to:

The Steemit Team


For all the grumbling, Steemit has seemingly become a very viable Reddit competitor, overnight! Gonna be really interesting seeing how this all plays out.

I just got on Reddit and it seems epic. I'm really interested to see how this plays out for Steemit 🤔

reddit is garbage. Especially with how they go overboard with the censorship, hiding subreddits, and disabling peoples accounts just for upvoting certain posts that they consider 'bad'.

You know what, after many fruitless attempts to contribute to different reddit threads and being blocked by 'anti-spam' filters I give up! 🤦‍♂️

you probably only had to confirm your email

Yes, I agree! I just started on Reddit, I have been on Steemit for a little while and got sick, so I was in the hospital for a while. When I returned to the #Steemit [platform it has completely changed!

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It seems like finally, a revival is coming to Steemit Inc

Very enthused and excited to be playing with communities. I’ve had a blast since last night and my mind races with possibilities!

2 things...
The bug on mobile wherein no distinct link to the “friends” feed exists needs fixed ASAP! I’ve seen this causing confusion for a number of people.

And... does the Steemit team have an eye on the cross posting feature implemented by @steempeak and is there the possibility of it becoming a part of Condenser if it performs well?

we'd love to see condenser support of cross-posts maybe @quochuy has seen the need as I know he does lots of upgrades to condenser

I thought the same when I saw your new feature.

Let me know if you need more details. Maybe we can make this better if we work on it together 😉

Heya Bryan! I made an Ithaqa community, seemed like a good idea? Have you made a comics one already? obviously I'll join

Friends Source: .... left menu "My Friends"

Great to see Communities out there after this long time.

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Justin was 4 minutes inb4 :) Love how he's got hype and marketing down.


You gotta love his moxxy, next he will be the King Of Spain.

you people are funny sometimes , when i signed up steem was over $7 and you were talking about communities ... to me it looks like you just pulled something from the shelf you were keeping in the cooler for a special day but

progress is better than none

so how do i prevent someone from stealing my tag ? where's the howto?

HAHA, like he did anything to get it out now when it has already been beta tested for last three months.
Good marketing though :D

7M of his followers on Twitter now know about steem. Better than me. I don't even have Twitter account.

I really need one of them again

Also has the right hahahha

Lol! Take credit as often as possible.... Maybe if can sell Steemit every week, we would have a crazy good feature schedule!

If you find one, please let me know! That's what I came here to find out!

Congratulations to all steemit users and steemit developers now we have better steemit platform I think everyone should encourage and appreciate steemit developers efforts to create a more efficient website
Its really nice to see new communities feature on and now steemit looks more developed and improved platform after today's updates nice work keep it up

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there's a significant glitch in searching !
nothing comes out to the searched result !

make quick fix plz 💙

I saw the Steem search bar error Thursday. No results on anything. Some hours later. It was working. Oh, now, it is not working again. I wonder if they're still using Google. The search engine thing on has been better, generally, I think, than the one on which appeared to have only allow for searching for usernames and not for posts, comments. You can at least use Google, Duck Duck Go, or other search engines, to search for Steem related articles, etc, at least for now.

yup !
thanks 💙

wish the steemit search sys get well soon :)

It is working now.

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We're loving the community features, and ours is flying, thank you team.

Problem. I am not able to post using Steemit. Any suggestions?

Ah, go to the communities page and click new post and you will post from the hive, don't use hive- tag you will be on it by default.
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Just did a couple tests posts, it works.

Thanks so much for your help Bud! I will try again for the third time.

Yay! It worked!!! Thanks again! Hugs!

OK I think I found your problem...
When you start putting in the tags and you type in hive-100504, when you type in the - this message pops up below the tag line
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This message will not go away until you clear out the whole post and start over.
I copied the post, cleared it, then pasted the post body back in and redid the title and tags without the hive- in it and it will let me post it that way I think....

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Is this the real life? Or is it just fantasy?

Right? hehe Steemit 2.0 here we come. No more reddit for me in the near future


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