Listnerds: Helping To Round Out Hive's Social Media Tools

Hive began as a blogging platform. This makes sense since it is keeping, at least, in part, with the evolution of social media in the traditional realm. One of the initial intentions of the Internet was to enable people to openly share information.

Whatever degree that was accomplished was followed up by a host of tools that people now use daily. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are obviously the most popular. This enabled people to engage in ways they never did before.

A lot of this activity was personal in nature. However, it quickly evolved to the point where businesses saw the value. Companies started to hire social media specialists since it was now a legitimate arm of marketing.

Of course, content creators were able to get into the game by filming and uploading videos. This was aided by the fact that other platforms could be used to increase the size of ones following.

Here is where Hive is starting to expand. Many already were using 3Speak as a way to share video content.

Recently, one of the first uses cases of the Internet, email, came to blockchain and Hive.

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Email Marketing For Hive

What is Listnerds?

Simply, it is an opt-in, email platform. People sign up with the knowledge they are going to be receiving email. The idea is to incentivize people to open and read what they receive. Of course, this provides a target audience for the senders.

This is a self contained system. All emails are handled on platform with nothing going through the Google or Yahoo. This stops the filters and spamming alerts.

The operation is completely separate from Hive in the same sense as Splinterlands. All activity occurs on the external servers. Where Hive enters the picture is with the token transactions.

We have a very simple concept. People simply sign up using an email account, then link their Hive accounts. Here we see the Hive account management system being used.

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Once that is completed the person can move CTP over and stake it. This is used to curate content on the CTP website. Here we see passive income generated. It is also providing a sink for the CTP token.

The amount of CTP staked determines the how many of emails one can receive. Since the idea here is to get more opportunities, there is incentive to stake additional CTP.

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As emails come in, one can read them, and decide whether to click through using the link. The quality of the email can be deemed by the upvote/downvote mechanism. Please bear in mind this does not utilize any voting power on Hive. The system is external of that containing its own voting power.

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Once that is complete, one simply collects LISTNERDS. Each day those are paid out. The CTP that is a result of curation, of course, is delivered after 7 days since that is tied to Hive, same as any other curation.

A Tool For Hive Users

Newer people often complain it is difficult to get attention from others when first joining Hive. It is a valid issue since it takes time to build a following. Here is where Listnerds can assist.

Going through the process described above earns the ability to send out emails. The reading of emails enables one to send out to more people.

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We see the ability to send to 245 people from the activity conducted so far.

Here is where people get creative. How about using Listnerd to promote one's top posts? This is an idea that took hold not long after release.

This is a good example:

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The link actually takes us to a post of a 3Speak video:

https://peakd.com/hive-119826/@maddogmike/lzsqpfnq

Listnerds can be a marketing tool for anyone looking to build a brand on Hive. New projects, individual blog posts and whatever else one is doing on Hive can be sent out.

For those who are not "earning" emails, there is the option to buy either on a per basis or montly.

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Why would anyone do this?

Here is the simple kicker of the project. When one receives at least 20 upvotes on an email, the person then receives LISTNERDS. This is based upon all other activity, similar to Hive's reward pool.

The token is traded on Hive-Engine, just like other Layer 2 tokens. Thus, one is being compensated for sending out the emails of enough votes are given.

At the same time, when a post is sent out, it could earn rewards from people utilizing their on-chain voting power. Therefore, people could earn Hive, CTP, or whatever other tokens are tied to one's vote.

It is only a matter of how serious someone is. Of course, if one does the numbers, this could end up being a profit center. If the on-chain upvotes along with the LISTNERDS payouts exceed the cost of sending the email, the marketing is paying for itself. In other words, one can be making money for marketing his or her content.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Benefit To Hive?

What is the impact on Hive?

To start, we have another tool which people can utilize for their brand or business they are building. We also have another project which is tied to a Hive account, thus increasing the value there.

We have another tentacle that is seeking to on-board individuals to Hive. For any engagement within the Listnerd platform regarding tokens, a Hive account is required. This means that the outreach and marketing done by the Listnerd team is going to help bring people to Hive.

Finally, to trade with LISTNERDS or CTP, one has to export it back to Hive-Engine and swap on there. Like every other trade on there, this generates activity that is posted to the Hive blockchain.

While the numbers are small, none of this is of major impact. However, does this application have the potential to attract 10K or 20K people? It is a novel way to approach email marketing, one that ties in nicely to blockchain. The self-contained email system removes the threat of being blocked for spam. Users are not upset about getting emails since, ultimately, that is what they want since they are being rewarded.

In the end, this could be one of the processes that other applications on Hive use to promote what they are doing. Down the road, it is easy to see how an Actifit might want to email 10K or 20K (if those numbers are reached) people about the latest with their application. Cross-pollination is one of the major advantages to Hive and a Hive account.

Is this the be all and end all? No it is not. However, it is another tool that is being offered to people on Hive that could enhance the entire ecosystem. Over time, as more projects like this emerge, having a Hive account is going to gain in value.

The tokenization process is allowing Hive to reach into many different industries. Utilizing the foundation already in place, we are seeing how more is being built. It is a process that keeps spreading.

If you have not already done so, check out Listnerds. For those already using the platform, let us know your experience in the comments below.


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While it is not something too impactful for Hive, it's good we have it. Stuff like this is proof of how much the chain has evolved since the fork.

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It is not of huge impact now. They are marketers so we will see how much reach they have outside the ecosystem.

For serious affiliate marketers, this could be a major boom. The entire concept is revolutionary for email marketing. It eliminates a lot of the hangups of the way things are done. No spam blocking by email services and high click thru rates.

It is something I think will catch on in time. I would like to see a roadmap from the team of what they are planning in the next few months.

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I like ListNerds and the concept. I am trying to build communities and I have not found a good way to share my new communities with others. I think this will help greatly. I will use it. We will promote ListNerds through Hive Five Community. Hive Five is a group of friends that is developing ideas and applications to grow the Hive Community. I hope we have synergy with you. @cyrptocharmers @methodofmad2

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In other words is it called D-email or Decentralized email?

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Not really since it is a centralized service. The emails or sending is not on chain. Instead, it is on their servers. In fact, they build a self-contained email system.

But the tokenization is obviously tied to blockchain and the incentive is based upon what we know (albeit slightly altered).

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I've been staking CTP for a while now and I think Jon has don something really nice, a bit off hive, it helps a lot too.

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It is a great idea in my opinion. They went to the foundation of what is done with emails and made it a lot more appealing, for both senders and receivers.

This is one of those things that could be revolutionary. There is still a lot to do but it will come with time.

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It would definitiely evolve into more use cases. The Concept of Listnerd is great. I've watched Jon's video and this post totally comprehend everything he's been trying to explain.

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Yeah I agree it is a sensational project. We will see how they evolve it and look to expand what is taking place.

It is going to be a slow process I imagine since onboarding people into Hive still is not easy and that is a piece of this application.

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Every application that uses hive only provides more value to it as hive starts to become more of a resource credit then anything. From that we also have the expansion of new use cases which is always a welcomed edition. Holding steady on that top 30 list over there plus being able to send out an email about one of my articles to get some new exposure is a nice little plus.

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Yes. I meant do add that about Resource Credits but spaced it.

Thanks for adding that in. That is another example of how users of Listnerds will need a bit of HP to operate.

While not a lot, the fact that we are seeing more accounts getting a few to operate will mean the application is going to need a bit more.

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The more I use HIVE the less I use the other social medias.

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I hear you on that one. For me, there is very little allure of other social media other than trying to attract more people to Hive.

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I signed up for Listnerds a few days ago and actually used it to drive some traffic to one of my Blog posts and it worked! I viewed emails prior to promoting to earn the ability to send mail. Once I earned a decent amount I made a simple email to direct people to my post on LEO.

I have also been putting some thoughts together on Listnerds and told John I would also do a write up.

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I am glad you had a good experience. It is something that many might start to realize as a pragmatic way to drive some traffic to their posts. This will get more eyeballs on the articles and, hopefully, more followers.

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I've been waiting on you to do this post. that's what i love about hive, i don't have to do a deep dive into these projects, i can just wait on you or someone else in my list to do it for me.

This is something that is vital cuz there is so much activity.

i think this thing could be big, think of the time people devote to email marketing and surveys outside of the cryptoverse. all for pennies. since hive is an abundance generator i think list nerds earnings could far exceed what one could expect to see in traditional affiliate marketing.

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What is amazing is that affiliate marketers are trained to engage with their followers. Isnt that exactly what we say on Hive/Leofinance?

The other vital piece is that people can earn and get paid for doing the marketing. That is really a novel approach.

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Created account on ListNerds better to be an early bird rather than regretting later. I project idea is good gives chance to earn both reader and sender.

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It is something that is easy to do and does not take a lot of time.

So far, I am enjoying it also. Nothing great in terms of the rewards but the project is just getting started.

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Bro just a question, I am writing articles about crypto well researched, but leo.voter doesn't see me.
Is their any qualification for that. If we have higher reputation we get votes ? How does it work ?

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Leo Voter is all manually curated. So it is up to the people who are tasked with it. Those individuals vote on who they want.

I find it to be an ebb and flow thing. Just keep writing and engaging and it will come in time. Hard to get going once started.

I upvote all your comments that I see in my posts so that is helping your rep slowly but surely.

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This is very interesting. I have some of the CTP miners so I know that I am getting the tokens every so often. I might have to start funneling some of them into this. Definitely worth playing around with.

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It is a simple concept once you grasp it. Not too deep and only a few buttons to push each day.

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Okay, I am in. I will have to keep an eye on it. I already voted on one email so far.

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Yeah I think the most I got so far was 5 emails in a day. The more CTP you stake, the more emails you can receive.

It is a building process.

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I wrote a post about ListNerds yesterday. I'm loving the platform and I've never even been interested in email marketing. It encouraged me to send out my first email using MAIL tokens that I earned. I'm hoping that my first email gets verified but right now it's only at 2 of 20 votes lol. This is how we learn and get better though. Trial an error at small scale while using it as a tool to drive traffic to our blogs.

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Yeah and depends upon how many you get to. With the restricted amount of emails, hard to get to the 20 votes I imagine.

But like you said, it is a learning and sharing process. That is how we help each other along.

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Right. I used 115 MAIL to send it out and it doesn't look like it's getting very far. Not sure what the number of MAIL actually has to do with it, but I'll be testing it.

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Well I would say that the more mail one is able to send out, the greater the change to get 20 upvotes.

I would imagine that many who are receiving the mail in these early days do not have many votes to give. Just a guess but like anything, the longer people are at it, the more they have.

Right now not a ton of CTP staked.

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Good information this that you have here. Always is very informative to read you. I don't know about all this so it's good to know it

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Although I've been using the new Listnerds since relaunch, you reminded me some details I had forgotten. It's not complicated, I was just superficial, trying to deal with multiple things in the same period of time. Great review!

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I tis a rather easy application for those on Hive since we are accustomed to what goes on each day. For those who are from the outside, still have to learn the Hive stuff a bit which we know is a challenge.

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I like that we can market to people without having to actually pay and they have said that their click through rate is pretty high. I have also dropped by a few of those posts and I have left some comments on people I usually don't see either.

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Yes it is a freemium model. Can work your way up over time. There is a benefit to what is being done and, I am with you, I tend to drop by the posts that are emailed to me.

I just wish more were Leofinance. LOL

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I really love this project, the concept is game-changing. I don't know if this project can make hive blow up but I really think this concept gonna be used everywhere in the future.

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I dont know what will cause an explosion in Hive either. For now, it is a slow grind of expansion. We just need more projects like this with the potential to massive change things.

In the end, I am looking at #ProjectBlank to be introduced and really send things flying. Hopefully we see that within 6 months.

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To start, we have another tool which people can utilize for their brand or business they are building. We also have another project which is tied to a Hive account, thus increasing the value there.
We have another tentacle that is seeking to on-board individuals to Hive. For any engagement within the Listnerd platform regarding tokens, a Hive account is required. This means that the outreach and marketing done by the Listnerd team is going to help bring people to Hive.

As a newbie on hive, this information will help me to circulate my ideas through. Although I've started using the engagement tool to get following. I do at least 10 comments in a day and it's working for me. Using the LISTNERDS will be an added advantage. Thanks.

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Truely hive itself its way more beyond a coin,and the communities itself is quite entertaining depending on each one joins. In hive community one meets new friend like I have met one,the comments and posts spices it all up. For me I hive I learn everyday both in a spec of monitizing it and others at large. To me I hive you learn, have patience and pratice what u have learnt. Thanks for the article boss

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I finally created an account today and gave ListNerds a try. It seems like a really great way to reach your targeted audience but I need to poke it around some more before I start using it on the daily.

Did you write a step-by-step guide for the best practices already?

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This is a very good way for newbie To promote their post. This is a nice development on hive

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Great explanation, made it really easy to understand and also understand the implications of what it may bring to hive.

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Great ListNerds tutorial. Did you know if you increase your ListNerds stake your daily ListNerds rewards will be higher?

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Thank you, this was very helpful. I have heard of listnerds and went to the account and read a few posts, but didn't understand what it was about. Your post was perfect, as I now feel I understand it clearly.!
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