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to tip: to move so that one end or side is higher than the other; to move something into this position synonym tilt
it's a movement.
Liking, adds weight to a popularity contest, which accounts for the mess this world is in.
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Fucking. Beautifully. Stated.
THANK YOU.
Ok why can't I hyperlink in comments?
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I really like the term "social commerce." If you coined it, good job. I hope it catches on. :)
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Though I do like how Medium has sort of included both the like and tip function. Not perfectly since only likes (claps, don't ask, lol) from subscribers to Medium are worth any money. And because of the complicated way the payment system works it is possible to receive a lot of likes and little money or a few likes and a lot of money.
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@TheWildCard: I like that.
@anarchospiritualist: for the kind words.
@Rich Dalton: Haha I got excited at first because I came up with that phrase but then I googled it and there's a wikipedia page on it.
@stevenbhow: I'm curious how Medium and Steemit work. I'm not really on those platforms. Do people get paid for anything other than crypto posts there? Or is it like here where the money usually goes to crypto related stuff.
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@cain Steemit is another blockchain/crypto-currency site like Yours, but they use Steem Dollars. They also have a Youtube like channel called Dtube. Most of the posts there seem to be about crypto-currency. Medium pays in whatever currency your country is, but there are limitations to which countries their payment system (Stripe) will work with. Medium has a little bit of everything and isn't dominated by articles about crypto-currency. A lot of it is about Start Up and Inspirational self-help stuff. But I post creative writing there almost exclusively and make between $80-100 a month most of the time.
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@stevenbhow: wow that's a lot more than I make for creative writing here that's for sure. but then again, I kind of like that only a few people are reading my fiction since the ultimate goal is to get it published by an actual publisher, and i might worry about plagiarism if more than a handful of people were reading it. besides, i'm mainly posting fiction here in order to motivate me to work on it every day. writing in a vacuum is hard and lonely and i find it makes a difference if i know that at least one person is reading it. my wife has read/heard too many revisions at this point, and i don't feel comfortable sharing with my friends since none of them read haha
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Here's my 2c (pun intended)
Everything you wrote is good up to the point where you said you are here because of greed. Yes... we should not rely on advertisers for income as this way you end up being bought out and a sellout.
On the other hand tipping is better but it becomes problematic when tipping becomes an expectation.
Tipping is great when its genuine and not done out of habbit or social expectation... it should be done when you appreciate someone's idea, service etc.
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@-Ed-: Appreciate your comment. I understand where you're coming from. My point is that greed is good in the sense that it can act as a motivating force. Maybe greed isn't the best word, but in a way it's what capitalism is based on. In an idealized world, perhaps everyone would act altruistically, create and invent and do things purely for the greater good. But history has shown that doesn't seem to work. We need incentives. As for tipping as an expectation, I try not to expect anything. My post was free and I didn't ask anyone to tip me for it. Anyway, that's just the way I was looking at it when I wrote this. I am no authority on anything. Just another worker bee in corporate America. Thanks for reading and I love how this site has this ability to engender these types of conversations. Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts around here.
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