We have seen garbage posts on Publish0x receiving hundreds of tips within one day worth of several dollars, while we have seen great informative posts receiving just a few tips worth of a few cents in months. And we wondered: 'Why is that?' Is it about the author? Is is about the timing? Is it about the subject? So we decided to run an experiment to confirm the suspicions we have - that we are not going to reveal for now.
Results from Part I are now in. Out of 325 views (excluding our own views when reading and replying to comments), the post received 26 reactions (likes/dislikes). That's 8% of those who viewed the post - 10% if duplicate views are counted.
This only means one thing: 80*-90% of the readers are blindly tipping posts, just to receive their share of the tip. It's actually very easy. Click, scroll down, drag left, click. Piece of a cake! Even a baby can do that!
*80% is offered as some readers might be actually reading a post, out of interest, but have run-out of tips, or they can't wait until the timer is reset.
The experiment continues (to confirm results)
As with the first part of the experiment, if you have gotten this far, please like or dislike this post. Write a comment too if you wish, but you have to like or dislike. Tipping is always welcome, but for the purpose of this experiment doesn't offer any information, as authors can only see amount of tips received, not the number of tips. This will help us get an overview of the rate of real user interaction, compared to blind tipping.
Time of post going live: 09:20 GMT.