For whatever reason once im done browsing my feed i look at the crapfest thats the trending page and i have to say that it looks especially shitty today.
Weak opinion pieces that look like theyve been written by a highschooler just to collect some votes...
Crypto good, fiat bad? Omg i had no idea.
... news i couldnt give a damn about, late posts of talked about to death topics and the 3speak folks ive never seen before talking about things i dont care about.
I understand that talent on Steem is underappreciated and lives on the margins. Why? Probably because everyone thats on Steem is here not to consume content (which cannot be done due to the content placement being the way it is) but rather fill up their bags with tokens.
But i can enjoy a good opinion piece as well. That doesnt require much talent or superb skills at all. All you need is a functioning brain.
I enjoy it because it drives engagement. I can enjoy it even if i completely disagree with the opinion in question.
But apparently getting one to trend is impossible if youre not in the "Im a factor on Steem" group and hang out with the right folks".
Lets not make it all about bots. Theres enough blame to go around. I said it a million times and ill say it again.
I despise the content placement algo Steemit has in place.
Its the most lazy poorly thought out system that surprises me even exists now at the brink of internet 3.0.
Biggest vote value, better content placement.
Gosh.. I wonder how that might go wrong.
Ill blame bots for a lot of things but Steemit is just as much to blame for this because they enable vote buying and give bot owners justification to call vote buying: "Promotion".
What if you couldnt buy your way to the top? WHAT IF ENGAGEMENT WAS AN ACTUAL METRIC IN CONTENT PLACEMENT?
God forbid Steemit.inc or any bigger front end for that matter took the step to eliminate this laughably barebones system and came up with a better one. Copy from someone. Copy from twitter out of all things.
If you could no longer buy your way up to the top, vote buying would lose most of its appeal.
This fact is stupidly simple to understand but somehow for whatever reason no one actually does.
Front ends can come up with whatever content placement algo they want. Front ends arent bound by vote values.
Anyways... Trending looks like shit, even more so then usually. I blame everyone for that.
The community that needs to be lead to opinions by "familiar faces" with power like sheep. I blame bots. I blame steemit.inc.
F... All of yall.
flies away 😂
Let me repeat it so its even clearer...
Front ends deal with CONTENT PLACEMENT! Steem deals with TOKEN DISTRIBUTION!
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