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1 week ago
Flying after the birds
percept
4 months ago
Amazing that TradeMaster got funded at 10 BSV so fast. One person chipped in $1000 USD eq. What excites users most is still the speculation aspect. This Feature Board is the first step for CoC to shift away from that, which it must to be more amenable to new users engaging with content within the app.
percept
4 months ago
Communities of users in many cities isn't feasible until BSV has 100 times more users. The social element requires not just a single network effect, but enough user density to yield many regional network effects. It makes sense for such an app to be user-funded because of the time to wait for this. Until then, app keeps building. The UX is evolving. IMO, the most valuable end form would like TripAdvisor, which is worth billions. If BSV consumer users can't grow 10 fold at least, it may never ma
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percept
5 months ago
There are many companies that could benefit so I think its useful to think who would take the risk first. A company seeking new traction would be more likely to take the risk first, like say T-Mobile (or Verizon). There is so much upside there to integrate a wallet on devices, switch monthly payment to BSV and partner with a bank for fiat, then encourage users with discounts and freebies.
percept
5 months ago
I've been thinking about this... Since woman have an out-sized influence on social interaction, and single youth set much of this direction, I'm concerned that young women will gravitate to an app that caters to the worst of that ... Image if the most popular app is where wallet funds are put on prominent display so that males are put in a competition to display their large wallet funds for getting a woman to talk to them.
percept
5 months ago
I am a 30 year developer but most of my career is at systems view. I have always believed a system must be conceived and designed to scale for Day 1. Scale is not something you go back to add later. As Ethereum never had this, I never liked it. Instead, I sat back and waited to find clarity. I am not knocking anybody. I understand younger developers have a different mindset. You give them a new language and say "Hey you can do this in a VM". They get excited and go play with it. If they realize
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percept
5 months ago
So what is a good definition of social ownership? A app that is a social network or community, but is segmented such that users are able to acquire and sell conceptual real estate and mindshare within that app. As a user becomes a social owner of the segment, the segment has profit prospects but few loss prospects as most fixed costs are borne by the app itself and maintained through a fee system. The user incentives as a segment owner are deep and enduring. As social owner, the user is able to
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5 months ago
For the fancy people in BSV, the concept of an app facilitating social ownership is too gauche, i.e. look what it makes users do- act speculative and be like hypesters. They reject it without thinking about the value of the excitement of people having a stake in something potentially among many of whom have a stake in little else.
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5 months ago
Last Fall, the collective BSV message just going all in with tips and payment for useful content was so great and Twetch was the poster boy. I thought this was incorrect, but I didn't waste any time online to debate it. I believe time would prove it. These are expense transactions: i.e. you reward somebody for thoughts or whatever and don't expect anything in return. It's in insufficient motivation. It's what people should refer to as a "minor feature", rather than a building block. It lacks dee
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5 months ago
There is a problem of BSVers not listening to its user. Random BSV user the other day: "I LOVE that app" Elitist BSVer: scoff, dismiss it in past tense call it "ghost town"
percept
5 months ago
I believe time will prove that CityOnChain's original concept of a "social ownership" app was an effective idea with very useful incentives that went over a lot of people's heads. It has been fairly well-executed even though it wasn't well articulated.
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5 months ago
You did a wonderful job with the beautiful pictures of Siena and showing your food market at CityOnChain https://cityonchain.com/cityPicture/5f5a408c927111e99d0854e1adf07fa6
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5 months ago
I have enough confidence in the integrity of the CoC app developer and the features that I wouldn't hesitate to drop another $500 on a city I wanted tomorrow or any other day in the future. I know CoC just rolled out CoC Mobile version. I didn't see the classifieds in it yet, so I won't vouch for the mobile presentation. These links came from desktop view. I'll share these: 1.) Expanded classified section: https://cityonchain.com/otherInfo/5fc301b8927111e98bea54e1adf07fa6 2.) Map based resta
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5 months ago
I like it too. For whatever reason, CoC doesn't seem popular with the 'cool kids' in BSV. If you list out features and capabilities, its the most complete app in the ecosystem thus far. I'd bet that most BSV'ers aren't aware of most things that can be done in that app. That said, CoC hasn't solved the formula to gain more users yet. There was a ton of enthusiasm for it in China last year. Most of that evaporated for some reason that I don't know of. Lacking users at the moment, many city owners
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5 months ago
People don't bring the economic arguments to computing enough. As if economics is limited to the money domain and technology arguments are for the computing domain. CSW on the other hand , makes these points all the time. I believe people just don't listen well enough. People will ask him a technical question and he'll answer it economically or they will ask him a money question and he'll answer it with a technical response. I think half the people who hear it go, "Oh Craig, he didn't answer the
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5 months ago
A new application stack that supplants AWS etc by offering integrated value which the legacy internet's Cloud can never offer. The legacy internet is an epic failure in the sense that the vast majority of applications of the last 15 years were never profitable. All value is flowing to platform owners - primarily Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple. Even successful apps have been subsidized by existing businesses. e.g. your airlines app and your banking app or subsidized by investment capital.
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percept
6 months ago
yes, it's a good idea to create something different, to experiment with format of the social graph toward something that is optimized around volunteering ideas.
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6 months ago
Gab is more easily gaining new users from Facebook than from Twitter. It's easier to find new BSV users on Gab than Twitter or Facebook. This is the migration /\ Twetch Powping /---------\ Gab Parler /-----------------\ / Facebook \ / --------------------\ / Twitter \ |------------------------|