SteemSTEM Weekly Update - Week #46
New and improved steemstem.io, reaching out for Public Domain Images, a case to vote for @stem.witness, the Witness of Knowledge and More Interviews with the Curators!
It's been a jam-packed few weeks! The development team has been working hard to release the new SteemSTEM app version, the curators have been tirelessly reviewing new posts by prominent STEM authors, our new @stem.witness is already included in the top 100 witnesses and interviews with our curators are continuing, receiving great interest by all of you!
This bi-weekly blog is shared with you in our efforts to bring the community closer together with the goal of keeping you updated about what is going on behind and in front of the scenes!
Updated Version of Steemstem.io app!
Our new open source app, steemstem.io was released one month ago and we have received great support and feedback from everyone who tried it out!
SteemSTEM new app aims to become a valuable tool with which STEM lovers and researchers will be able to communicate and share information all around the globe.
On steemstem.io, visitors will be able to see only posts that will be approved by our dedicated curators. Quality filters are applied that users can of course remove with a click.
The users can also filter the posts depending on language or specific category of their interest (math, physics, etc.)
In the most recent update, the users can now create posts directly by logging in (via steemconnect) to steemstem.io ! You can also create more than one draft and publish them at will.
A few display bugs have been fixed and we are already working on new features such as post editing, adding draft preview and adding the possibility of including beneficiaries.
Moreover, v0.2.2 has been deployed this morning, and it includes in particular post edition!
Public Domain Images
Some of the difficulties encountered by many STEM authors was finding specific scientific images released to the public domain. Images are very important for constructing a more pleasantly readable post and conveying a message in an easier way.
For those who may not understand what the issue is all about, please take a few moments to read the guidelines on copyright standards about images.
Making a Case to Vote for a Witness of Knowledge, @stem.witness
Many Steem users have little knowledge of what a witness is, what they do, and why it is important to vote for them. @mobbs has crafted an informational post regarding what people may want from their witnesses.
Witnesses should be contributing to the community. They should be able to make rational decisions and most of all:
Witnesses should be able to make a difference
All the above and much more to be announced soon are what makes @stem.witness one of the most promising witnesses deserving of our support.
Our Interviews with the Curators have brought those all-mighty Steem users before you. They have revealed their curation secrets and have provided useful advice about what to do and what to avoid in order to become a successful STEM author!
Our latest interview provided insight and a few different approaches about what plagiarism is. Feel free to visit the link and learn more about our curator @alexs1320 here and what he had to say to us!
A Sneak Peak to the Upcoming News
Bonus News - For more Technical Information ...!
The first update can be found here for more technical details about the app's features.
Have you voted for steemSTEM Witness?
This concludes our weekly news update, we hope you enjoyed it and learnt something new!
We are always on the lookout for new scientific articles from all types of authors, so even if you are not a proven researcher, but you like engaging in science yourself, be sure to reach out to us!