Hi Xerographica :)
Thank you so much for your reply!
It blew my mind. I wrote my first impression about it on Yours.
(Ok that's weird now I can copy-paste the content from Honest to Yours this time. And the formatting is proper. Whaaaa?)
Some of what I'm saying here I've said on that post.
This is the summarized and cleaned up version.
Posting this to all three - Honest, Yours, Cent - maximizes interactivity and exploration of the formats, as well as potential earnings.
I agree with you, Xero, to "ignore the knuckleheads"; I said pretty much the same to Ed.
I recommend you apply that logic to Yours as well:
"I only just recently learned about Yours.org and it seems to be a market website, but it looks like it really sucks. There's content on its homepage, which is a good thing, but it's basically people begging for money. By default the content is sorted by "Hot". Not sure what that means but the default sorting should be "Top"."
"we can really benefit from being able to test the different features on that website and this one. I love how willing you are to try different platforms!"
I completely agree. The more awareness we, users, as well as the developers, have, of each of the platforms, the more examples, variations, and experimentation can be done, speeding up innovation, and creating incentives to further and faster improve to retain a/the user base: variety and competition is the spice of life.
That's the base idea as to why I'm so willing to try new platforms.
The other is that I have my own idea as to what kind of social network I'd like to have and use, which for a while I called "Social Wiki", where you have the same deep linking as Wikipedia, with the social features of facebook.
These new social networks put that onto an entirely different level that I wasn't expecting - via the integration of peer-to-peer micro-payments. Our social and financial world is going through an unprecedented (and sorely needed) complete revolution and evolution of thought, design, and style of interaction - they're integrating together!
And that's the other part. We have so many deep and pressing issues, that if we DON'T innovate as fast as we can, things aren't looking too good socially, or financially, globally.
So, we have two opposite and equal pressures pointing in the same direction.
The ideal and dream we're (I'm) aiming for is permissionless open-source hardware and software 3D-printed (as part of or an add-on to) self-recyclable tablet-phone to create new hardward/software configurations that you can download and reconfigured on a Skycoin-like (or perhaps that's the Skycoin phone, dunno) peer-to-peer internet, that is decentralized, cannot be controlled or censored, global "torrent"ing Web 3.0 (or whatever number) interface, where we're not just talking about the details of how the economic code of which Bitcoin/crypto variation we're using, but also how the physical components relate to the mix.
It shouldn't be just Elon Musk talking these details.
(That's not the specific video I'm thinking about, but I hope you get my meaning.) It shouldn't just be the Venus Project clique.
Here's a Castbox audio recording I did about this idea:
What Yours got right is that the voting and payment system is functional and smooth. You might not be fond of how it's comparatively limited in contrast with Cent, but I find it's certainly more functional so far than Honest (in my experience so far).
Your focus on the feature comparisons, to combine them with the micro-payments, is genius (imo).
The confusion between audience type - whether you're talking directly to me or to people in general on any of the sites - threw and is throwing me for a loop.
You already did what I thought I was going to do first -- you cross-posted your content to both Cent and Honest -- but you were speaking to me.
That's bizarre and fascinating. I'm not saying I don't like it. I do.
It just adds to the trippy nature of the whole thing.
And I'm doing the same thing ;)
Yes, I appreciate the notification feature on Cent.
However, since Honest has email notifications enabled (although annoying), I can use those as a relay, currently. It's not what I'd prefer, but it works.
I was at first confused by your statement of my "bundling" - I put number in front of them to designate their importance -- being able to delete posts being the biggest feature I want. (Then again, I'm starting to reconsider; I think notifications would be a better one first now.)
I'm having trouble figuring out what my response would be (besides that I think it's a cool new idea), as this type of voting concept is new to my and I haven't put much thought to it yet.
The main thing I could comment on, would be regarding,
"Maybe it will help to borrow the wording from the second article… the proof of dog quality is in the owning, which can take years to determine. Owning a rottweiler puppy isn’t the same thing as owning a full grown rottweiler.
If you’re going to get a dog then naturally before you do so you should be able to easily tap into society’s vast dog experience and knowledge. Therefore… democracy?"
Namely, the issue of slavery in regard to owning dogs. However, that's a side-issue to the basic idea being presented. A helpful way to sidestep this so we're not on that kind of tangent would be to talk of, for instance, variations of Android or iPhone variations.
So, to get to the crux of the issue - "therefore, democracy?" No.
Each person is not being told which iPhone/Android they'll get via collective decision-making. Instead, they are tapping in to collective awareness with the voting system to better decide what might be the best fit for them. A larger sampling and experience pool.
It is voluntary.
I think you're right to focus on the comparison money voting.
I think that will be the key to exponential valuable improvements, to ANY social network platform.
I disagree with choosing either Honest.cash or Cent.io over the other as being better. I prefer Honest.cash per the infinite reply system (and now infinite editing) that mirrors memo (memo inherently doesn't have editing), something that I myself was trying to create a number of years back, unsuccessfully.
Others, prefer Cent. There are good reasons for both, depending on your preferences. mael, for example, clearly prefers Cent.