Man Writes Steemit Article And Buys Upvotes. You'll Be Shocked To Hear What Happens Next
It was a chilly Friday afternoon, like no other. The crisp air was condensing on my glasses. I was surfing Steemit.
I was reading the frontpage, looking at all sorts of interesting articles. But then I saw an extremely poorly written article with over $500 upvotes.. How shocking, I thought to myself. How could this be worth $500?
When I looked at the 10 comments, I figured it out. There was no discussion going on. Just bots saying "Thanks for buying an upvote!"
It occurred to me that I don't need to have a great article, or be popular, or even liked, to be seen. I could buy my way into the spotlight.
So this is what is happening now. I'm going to force you to listen to me.
On other social media, visibility is power. On Steemit, money is power. The rich get seen and the poor get ignored. I need to be rich, and fame will follow along.
But this is kind of weird because the poor should be getting money, not the rich. A corrupt system built to reward whales. But if a system was built to reward more poor people it would be difficult to make sure it doesn't get gamed. You can't pretend to be rich, but you can pretend to be poor. Bots would take over.
I don't really care about this post. I'm just writing it so I can have something to buy upvotes for. Ciao, I'm going to publish this and spend three times as long shopping for votes on Steem Bot Tracker.