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I've joined powping to see what is different compared to Twitter or Twetch - so far, I can see that Powping seems to be free to post whereas Twetch isn't. WHat other features kees you on Powping??
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It's just because pouping is late and advanced. tHey must talk 2 markle leaf now
Hi Eileen, A couple of things I like about PowPing are: 1. Channels enable focused discussion with others who are interested in a niche topic other than Bitcoin. Nobody wants to talk about Bitcoin *all of the time*! ;-) I haven't subscribed to many channels other than "The Compost Network" yet, but I think the idea has potential, like subreddits but with more accountability. I think it will be easier to "find your people". 2. Being able to post short comments as well as longer form content. There are many options and feels more open to creating interest for discussion. Thanks for your curiosity and looking forward to your panel discussion.
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powping seems more like a twitter/reddit hybrid with the channels + un-channeled content. Twetch is most like twitter. I read both.
I think Powping is more comparable to Facebook because it has channels which are not that different from Facebook's public groups. I like that, and I like that Powping is de facto without censorship and without the agenda pushing (WHO's agenda for example) and ads which Facebook has.
Less friction, easy to read. Twetch feed is difficult for me to read when posts are listed out of context and often repeated when branched which gets very annoying. It is also costly for a consumer to use - i.e. someone that is more a consumer of content than a producer. This will discourage use. Twitter is mostly a toxic cesspit but has way more reach than any other platform, so people still use it. Powping has a lot of promise with much lower friction, channels, powpress integration and a very talented dev. The off-chain idea is genius because accountability can still be had without the cost of on-chain storage.
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The vibe is great! I think the design of the app encourages good-spirited interaction. It’s already better than Twitter for some things.
Timely question and great answers! I think the weight and tone of this conversation help define what makes PowPing stand out from the crowd.
Hi! I decided to explore Twetch a bit more recently and they have definitely been hard at work with regards to new features. The private messaging system is extremely well done. The issues I have with Twetch are are both economic and social in nature. I personally don't mind helping them bootstrap their business by paying what many would consider to be exorbitantly high rates - for nearly every action you take. Bitcoin is about micro transactions and Twetch is nowhere near that. I understand that this is their way of funding a startup but they'll have to adjust their fees as more and more users arrive. When the energy runs out - most users will migrate to PowPing IMO. And socially - there is an extreme Far Right bias to the platform and the overall sentiment can be akin to, at times, a supremely childish, mob mentality. Twetch is where the "memes" and conspiracy theories are. With PowPing, though I've used it a lot less, there is a more adult-like atmosphere and with a much more pragmatic approach to ideologies. In all the breadth of content here is of higher quality. The other noteworthy feature of PowPing is just how easy it is to onboard ANYONE with the idea that they can slowly but surely earn Bitcoin over time by posting more valuable content etc. It's fun to experiment with both platforms and I'm excited to see them compete. Cheers!
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eileenb replied:
Wow thanks for the insight, much appreciated..
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Can you block people on Twetch now though? I have to admit after blocking people who would sh*tpost all day long, my PowPing experience has become a lot more enjoyable.
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Hmm IMO if I want to block someone I want to block them completely. Granted, there's a chance this model may work in a private email setting because it's 1:1, but on social media why would I want anything to do with someone I hate enough to block? On social media it's different from email because it's not 1:1. You're letting them advertise their toxic message to all your followers by commenting on your thread, or even worse, retweeting your post to their followers to attack you. The only reason for the existence of this feature on a social media site I can think of is because the site admin wants to monetize by charging a fee that happens during this. Nobody gets true value from this feature but the middleman gets the cut and they don't care.
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The social aspect is telling... does the internet really need another place for right wing conspiracy theories and memes? I just feel like Twetch makes me dumber by the second, on my own dime!
Twetch has dank memes.
The big plus for me is the almost frictionless on-ramp for powping. In addition it is a very simple platform with seemingly endless possibilities. Already the Channels idea has extended the appeal and gradually is filling out. I can see this replacing twitter, facebook, wikipedia, reddit etc etc. All with a potentially pseudonymous but not anonymous identity that folks can learn to trust and interact with in a useful and mutually beneficial relationship.
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eileenb replied:
oh wow, very useful - thank you all - I'm liking the spontenaity of this platform - I'll be here more often for sure. I'll be spending more time on here... I'm speaking on the panel on coingeek 1st october, if you've registered and want to hear what an old Brit thinks of Blockchain tech and BSV from tech persoective :)
The slick design, the speed. And the way they have utilized the Bitcoin timechain, with the offchain signatures for accountability! It's very on par with the direction I believed bitcoin would take early on when I discovered bitcoin.
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The "pay per feature" versus everyone gets every update is a big difference. I think that the former generates modest income while the latter makes maintenance easy.
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she has her discussion now...😝
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I don't need to think twice before posting everything, which can be tiring, but that was how I posted on Twetch. Spontaneity is important sometimes -- it's the "aha" moment, one that's easily ruined by double(even triple) checking my spelling and sentence structure.
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token_squatting replied:
Agreed
Powping posts are not posted to chain only the tip transactions are. Where's Twetch posts are all transactions posted to chain until chat started. Who knows if Twetch chat is onchain. i say it isnt at this point. anyone have knowledge to the contrary?.
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musiq replied:
Twetch chat is not onchain.
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kpdad72 replied:
i thought that to be true. just wanted some back up. thanks@musiq
gendale replied:
Actually, if you look at your bitfeed it would appear that every powping post is posted on chain.
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kpdad72 replied:
post a link to one if you can. i dont see any of them on bitfeed. love to learn something new everyday.
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No they are just structured as bitcoin transactions. According to the bitfeed documentation, bitfeed supports both onchain and offchain transactions. I heard somewhere Powping is acting like a payment channel.
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I think the idea is that it's giving you options. The onchain feature is not implemented today on the site but you can easily post onchain because it's already a bitcoin transaction. Tipping also posts a link to the tipped post onchain. But the clever part is not offchain or onchain, but it's everything is signed by paymail, so you can prove your identity without being forced to post onchain.
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kpdad72 replied:
thanks for your reply. that's how i figured it but there is a lot theory and a lot of documentation for one to gather all of it. Hence we share.
It's developed by a guy / team named "unwriter" he's a really smart cookie. Therefore, I put my money on this being a very good social network in the future, on top of being built on Bitcoin, obviously :)
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As a user, I like powping because I don't have to register -- I can just sign in with Moneybutton and everything works right off the bat. I like that there's both long and short form content, and that if I blog from powpress it's not locked into the platform. (though I admit I haven't done this yet. I also think the community is really interesting, and seems to really value positive interaction. As somebody who's interested in the technology, powping is fascinating. unwriter is a sharp guy and is one of the folks pushing forward what I think is absolutely the new paradigm of apps and websites. The fact that you can effortlessly integrate powping, powpress, Moneybutton, Paymail, and anything else is a testament to the new way of producing software. It's simple, modular, effective, and it's got a futureproof business plan. You don't need to become a megaconglomerate corporation in order to build something useful and get paid for it (although unwriter may still do that.) Twetch doesn't seem to quite grok this new paradigm. Funny enough, I think Jack does. Twetch is doing their thing, and I wish them well, but another proprietary social network doesn't really interest me. Jack understands that the future of Twitter is not to host tweets -- but rather to filter content, provide you with the information that you want, and filter out the unpleasant parts. That's the direction I see in powping, and I think it's a master class in what the future of the web will be.
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kpdad72 replied:
then they would be an editorial platform not a free speech social media platform. Just like twitter.
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I don't think you're correct in that -- because unlike twitter, the raw data is still available on chain. So twitter's algorithmic feeds, rather than becoming a tool for our dystopic silicon valley nightmare to censor content and prevent you from seeing the folks they don't want you to see, instead become a way for you to filter the signal from the noise, highlighting the things that you didn't even know you wanted to see.
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Powping use Planaria excellent tools like TXT ... Twitter I do not know, may be Ruby on Rails ? Powping own your public informations so the WE can sell them and dump the prices AT ONCE... Twitter own all your private informations and sell them for more control and centralisation. if the data you create are public, its cheaper and cheaper and cheaper ! I think this is a pillar for Powping.
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compare twitter to powping is very hard !🀣 Powping is own your data AND own your information experience. Powping is offchain and Twetch looks onchain all the time. Powping looks like a protoptype and Twitter is not. Powping is build to connect to world and bring a new experience with MB swap and Signatures.... yep sad thing is that there is no MoneyButton swapper in twitter 🀬 Ah... Powping use BSV and Twitter use BTC 🀣
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I feel there are few differences which stand out based on my experience 1. Obvious one is twetch has taken up stand for paid everything, powping has free everything. Focus is quality content creation not a market place for content 2. Channels for focused group topic discussions, companies and business can use them for constructive promotions and feedback 3. Simple and elegant UX, not similar to Twitter or twetch 4. Blocking possible 5. No bots (yet) It is more similar to slack than Twitter but kind of fusion of all of existing social media which is quite nice.
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Powping also supports long-form content, which is a major difference.
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I'm sure there are some serious tech here like bitfeed and so forth, but I think most people are here because of the vibe. Many little details that encourage high quality posts and positive interactions. Channels are nice too. Oh almost forgot, people not hell-bent on extracting money from their friends. Ironically, even though it's casual here the "ROI" is higher here because you don't pay anything to post but can get money through tips.
eileenb replied:
Thanks... How many powping users are in the platform at the moment?? Sorry for all the newby questions, first few mins on here...😁
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Sorry I have no idea :) I think all BSV apps are really tiny compared to mainstream apps, and the people using them are using because they believe in the potential, so probably they are all pretty small at this point.
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more than 5000 ? 1 0000 ?
eileenb replied:
So how is the platform monetised? Only through micro payments from tips?? Ooh, I have loads of questions 😁
hennypenny replied:
I like the clean white feed. Reminds me of Google back in 2002
adonsats replied:
So how is the platform monetised? Only through micro payments from tips?? for now, yep...πŸ˜† ASK US EVERYTHING
liam replied:
@eileenb There's maybe a few thousand users. I think less than 5000. Unwriter has 1100+ followers, so at minimum that. It doesn't feel as active as twetch but I don't know if it anyone is tracking the stats between the two.
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Yeah i think user count is really a meaningless metric at this point both for Twetch and Powping. To be frank, if you think in terms of user count, both are nothing compared to Twitter. We should probably judge based on quality of interactions and future potential.
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There's countless monetization options for the future. It's very new and experimental but backed by one of the most innovative devs in the BSV space who's built a ton of platform tools that many other BSV apps are built on top of. @unwriter probably doesn't want to lock himself into a business model yet as he's still exploring the potential.
Easier to find interesting content, and to block user who post blinking animations etc.
eileenb replied:
thanks - doing some research (I'm speaking at coingeek conference in a couple of weeks and this platform looked interesting enough to join). Trying to learn enough about it to compare and contrast :)
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