Follow Friday: Seek them out

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Last week we were all excited about crypto in general and $HIVE in particular climbing, but that did not last too long. $HIVE is still much higher than a month ago, so we cannot complain too much. We need to get on with growing the community and adding actual value rather than relying on speculation.

I hope most people have seen this warning about some phishing that is going on via Discord and Hive comments. Be very careful what you download and where you expose your keys.

One of the selling points of the Hive platform is that it is harder to get censored than on other platforms. You would have to upset enough witnesses for them to exclude you totally and that is very unlikely. Meanwhile people get banned from the big platforms for upsetting particular factions. That has been happening with @atheistrepublic, who are out to criticise religions for the bad things they do.

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Despite this they want to stay on platforms like Twitter as that gets them the biggest audience. They have 130k followers there, which Hive cannot compete with for now. They have had a presence here for some time, but it has mostly been about re-posting videos on @threespeak and they rarely respond to comments. I can appreciate that they have limited resources, but if they actively encouraged their followers to move here they would have less issues with getting censored. As it is they do not mention Hive in their posts or on their site. If a few thousand of their supporters came here it could start generating significant income for them.

Meanwhile I have been waving fun with @hivesql. It is proving useful to find more Brits for the Brit List. I can query accounts by location and this has uncovered lots of active people that I had not encountered before. I will feature some of them in this #FollowFriday:

  • @stickupboys are electronic music makers from the south coast.
  • @blockchainyouth also creates EDM. There does seem to be a fair bit of that on Hive.
  • @robbieallenart is more into painting.
  • @forbritain are a political party. I have not seen many of those here. Including them here is no indication that I support them.
  • @vtravels is a photographer.

I will also mention @cryptogee and @beautifulbullies who many will know already. They have both returned to Hive after some time away. Every active user matters, but people may have other things going on in their lives.

Hive needs people and those people need to connect with others who share their interests. We should do what we can to build communities and that is why I do these posts. You are welcome to do your own #FollowFriday.

BTW I just ran this query and it seems I have done 230 #FollowFriday posts so far.

select count(1)
from comments a 
where author='steevc'
and [depth] =0
and JSON_query(json_metadata,'$.tags') like '%"followfriday"%'

Hive five!



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hey thanks very much for the mention. we are very new here and very much still working it out! So far everyone has been very helpful and friendly. Big up to the weekend and the sunshine! Also to @nickyhavey who helpped me get on here!

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Enjoy the sunshine. At least you are near a beach. I have known @nickyhavey for a while, but we have yet to actually meet. I hope there will be events in the near future when they are possible again.

!ENGAGE 20

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Yeah man, it's either been lockdowns or ships in the night stopping the meet up! You're not too far from me - Hemel way right?

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I'm near Hitchin/Stevenage. We'll sort something out when it's safe/allowed. Still waiting for my jabs.

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lol what are engage tokens?

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Go to Hive Engine and you will find lots of other tokens built on Hive. You can sell them for SWAP.HIVE or stake some of them to gain benefits. If you want to move HIVE in or out of there then Bee Swap charges less.

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Also to @nickyhavey who helpped me get on here!

That @nickyhavey dude knows his shit and is also into his music. You could learn a lot from him 🙂

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Haha cheers mate! Music having to take a little back burner for now as my music PC totally died on me last Sunday so starting to get a little itchy here haha!

Always happy to help - been frequently updating my pinned blog post about the various communities out there to help people get started and find their feet! You're doing great things with the De-Mystifying Hive series too!

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I remember you doing some De-Mystifying Hive type stuff a long time ago. Add a little comedy and they go down a treat!

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Yeah definitely, keep it entertaining but also educational, a winning combination! I might reignite the series again or at least translate the old blogs over to HIVE nomenclature as I think the last one I did was at the time of the hard fork.

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We can never have too much content like this, especially with more newbies arriving.

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@nickyhavey is also a super scientist in secret! Plus he is awesome at winding my brother up haha His only down side is he’s scared of my bullies 😜

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Haha thanks me dook 🦆 shhhh don't tell about one of my other lifes, I do love science though - may have signed up for another masters 😂 how is your bro btw? Is Trybe still going?

You call it a downside, I think it's one of my many perks 🤣

🏃 🐶 🐶

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No worries mate, you know where to find me if you need help! Once you get through the first learning curve, it becomes bread and butter after that! Make sure you use the #musicforlife tag when you do posts, there's a new music community and token launched yesterday as part of the HIVE network so worth doing!

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I have a couple of accounts I will need you to add in a little bit here. I got my worker up and running and he in turn has brought his friend into the fold. I am pretty excited to see how they do on Hive.

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We need that word of mouth thing. If each of us brings in a few more it will soon grow and that makes it more useful.

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Legend thanks for the mention!! You are right there is a fair bit of it on here and am starting a community focused on that because there’s a definite base here for it! which I’m gonna be launching soon! - I managed to cross correlate a list of potential members and today I’m gonna be using hive sql to go a bit further into the blockchain data but couldn’t of done it without your guide you put up the other day so I’m very grateful for that mate!

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I think building communities is key as it keeps it interesting. I was late to the party with @HiveSQL, but using it a lot now. I hope we can have some meetups even this year and maybe we can get some music going at those.

!ENGAGE 20

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That would be brilliant You can count me in on the decks 😂🙏

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I got to grips with HiveSQL last month, it's been great to work out post payouts and crypto movements for my account for HMRC reporting purposes! Glad you're finding it useful too - definitely could do with some guides on how to navigate the databases a little easier for the newcomer but probably only a small number of people use it atm!

Good to see a few more Brits get back in the game! Are we up to 100?

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It's a powerful tool. If we share some queries around we can all learn something. I just worked out how many of these posts I've done and added it to the post.

We are actually well over 100 active Brits now :) I'll do an update in a couple of weeks. I may have found more by then. I was looking up various terms that might help.

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Yeah I'll see if I can put a post together next week - I've started scheduling posts now, as soon as I think of something, I draft it and will add HiveSQL there! Nice, great to hear the Brit count is growing!

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Quite a lot of positive stuff going on by the sounds of it, which is good to see!

@tipu curate

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I'm feeling fairly optimistic anyway.

BTW Just ran my query for Portugal and it finds 50 people who are at least voting. Does not include you.

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I kind of want to say that's good - 50 people, but I wonder how many Facebook users there are?!?

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Hive users are thinly spread generally. That means lots of growth potential :)

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I've noticed a lot of growth in the community of electonic music producers and people posting about electronic music. Happy to see that too, because I'm a big fan of most EDM.

I need to start doing some FollowFriday posts. I've been bogged down with trading and working on a client project for webdesign and setting up their smart home apartments. Hopefully I'll have this out of the way by the end of next week and can get back to trading and blogging a little more.

Great list of FollowFriday Hivers! Just followed a couple of them! Thanks!

!BEER

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Thanks for continuing to make Hive awesome.

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Thank you for the mention @steevc! Really excited to be back on a platform and ready to be inspired and create! It would be great to be able to join some communities as I feel completely lost again, like being a steemit noob 🙈

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I see great potential in communities to help us find content and people that interest us. That has worked for things like reddit and we need it too.

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