Starting today, the distilled series will move back to a once-a-week rhythm, to be posted on Mon/Tuesday each week. Instead of a mid-week distilled, we will discuss varied topics of interest to the community.
What better way to start the day than by grabbing a cup of coffee and reading the latest News from SteemSTEM post, so that you can learn about what we are currently working on?
Our Distilled Series
From now on, the distilled will be posted on Mondays (or sometimes Tuesdays). Our favorite one-woman edition team (@ruth-girl) will still be in charge of finding 6 gems among all our supported posts: 2 from the beginning of the week, 2 from the middle of the week and 2 from the end of the week.
Towards a SteemSTEM User Interface
We are currently working hard on the development of our own user interface on Steem.
This will allow us to increase the visibility of the high-quality authors we support through filtering the blockchain of the posts that do not pass our quality requirements. Moreover, this UI will come with several additional features allowing us to better emphasize the various STEM categories, a whitelist of users visible no matter whether they get our support our not, promotion tools, login via Steemconnect, etc.
That said, it's important to remember that this is only the first step towards building a full STEM communication platform on Steem.
Perhaps you would enjoy a screenshot... for fun:
More information will be made available in the following weeks.
Our Meetup @ Virgo Labs
We have started a @fundition campaign to support the expenses of the participants as much as possible. We have already secured almost 250 STEEM (from post payouts and donations).
Please help us to cover the costs of the 29 confirmed participants from both the SteemSTEM and Utopian-io communities by visiting our last campaign update.
A SteemSTEM Public Relations Team
We are proud to pre-announce the birth of our PR team to be managed by @katerinaramm.
The goal will be to ensure the presence of SteemSTEM on other social media like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and possibly more. One could even dream about a future SteemSTEM wikipedia page!
This will open new horizons to promote the SteemSTEM project and its authors outside Steem.
Our plans include the introduction of the project to the outside world, a promotion of the most interesting blog posts and discuss with and attract potentially new contributors to Steem.
Please find below our current curation statistics in terms of the number of votes posts, the number of supported (unique) authors and the usage of the weekly available voting power.
Moreover, during the last two weeks, @steemstem supported with more than a (possibly split) full vote the following authors:
@abigail-dantes, @akiripromise, @alexander.alexis, @carloserp-2000, @conficker, @dber, @deathbatter, @egotheist, @funmiakinpelu, @gra, @greenrun, @lemouth, @mathowl, @mobbs, @mountainwashere, @nonzerosum, @procrastilearner, @ruth-girl, @samminator, @teekingtv
We are expecting them to strongly engage the community in return :)
See you all next Mon/Tuesday for a distilled!