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Cryptosocial Media: How Much Time Do You Have to Manage Your Content Publishing?

30 Apr 2021 5 minute read 3 comments Allen Taylor

Since the early days of the internet, Web entrepreneurs have debated best practices and approaches to running internet businesses. These discussions have included how many websites you can manage as well as how many social media profiles you can moni...

Is Hive a Honeypot Or Just Another Steemit Clone?

27 Apr 2021 4 minute read 16 comments Allen Taylor

Early in 2020, Steemit Inc. and the TRON Foundation announced a partnership that was supposed to lead to Steemit and other Dapps (decentralized apps) on the Steem blockchain integrating into the Tron blockchain. That was supposed to be a good thing....

Odysee or YouNow? Which One Is a YouTube Killer?

20 Apr 2021 4 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

YouTube is one of the most popular websites of all time. According to Alexa statistics, it is #2 globally in terms of audience engagement. Users spend an average of 18:28 on the website daily. But not everyone is a YouTube fan, and among those who ar...

Is It Time to Join Trybe and Become Part of the Gang?

19 Apr 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Allen Taylor

Trybe is one of the multitudes of up-and-coming cryptosocial platforms. As far as I know, it was the first cryptosocial platform built on the EOS blockchain. Users can follow other platform users, much like on Facebook and other social networks as we...

Why Steemit's Bidbots Still Tick Me Off, And I'm Not Even Active On The Platform Any More

13 Apr 2021 5 minute read 8 comments Allen Taylor

Steemit will always be important to the cryptosocial sphere for one important reason: It was the first to market with a native cryptocurrency and the first cryptosocial platform to see its cryptocurrency, STEEM, rise to within the top 10 by market ca...

12 Reasons Publish0x Has Become My Favorite Cryptosocial Platform

9 Apr 2021 5 minute read 43 comments Allen Taylor

Publish0x (pronounced Publish) calls itself a “crypto-powered blogging platform,” which is about as honest as it gets. And I would argue that it’s one of the few blockchain-based social media platforms that actually lives up to its promise, as small...

3 Things Cryptosocial Platforms Can Do To Compete With Facebook

6 Apr 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Allen Taylor

In 2020, when Facebook, Twitter, and other large social media platforms banned conservative and alternative-right political groups, many users defected to Parler and MeWe. Parler CEO John Matze said his platform gained 4.5 million users after the 202...

Does Cryptosocial Media Have a Role to Play?

30 Mar 2021 4 minute read 4 comments Allen Taylor

I believe there’s a role for cryptosocial media. I wouldn’t be writing a book about it if I didn’t. But what is that role? There are two possible paths forward. The first path is to aim for the stars. It’s the path of disruption. The rewards, if succ...

My Foray Into NFTs (And Why I Might Go All In)

27 Mar 2021 2 minute read 6 comments Allen Taylor

When I first heard about non-fungible tokens (NFTs)--not long ago, actually--I found them to be nothing more than a curiosity. Then Cryptowriter decided to airdrop NFTs to members of the community. I ran--and did not pass Go or collect $200--to WAX's...

6 Cryptosocial Communities That Will Likely Survive 5 More Years

26 Mar 2021 5 minute read 27 comments Allen Taylor

I’ve spent several months writing a book about the intersection between blockchain technology and social media. For the past couple of years, I’ve looked critically at more than 100 different cryptosocial media platforms and protocols. Just as there...