Community is the Driving Force of Hive, but be Aware of those who Wear it as a Mask
Community is an important part of any large group or platform with the same kind of goal or use case in mind. Hive, being such a platform, literally is built up by communities and interaction within and between these communities. But not all people are here for the community. Not all are here for decentralized media. How many would still be active here if it were just for the blockchain part, without the tokenized monetary value part.
The use case value of Hive is a big one, compared to scummy media companies like Facebook. You can partake in social interaction without being taken advantage of. The fact that you can earn #HIVE is an added bonus in my opinion. But it's also a big reason why people join the platform. There's nothing wrong with being and feeling incentivized to write or engage, as long as that is not your main driving force and you stay genuine. An example of not being genuine is those who only engage with people with high HIVE POWER and don't pay attention to any newcomers. HP is their main focus instead of the content itself. The replies usually reflect that sentiment and have little to no effort in them.
Be wary of the concept of community and identify those people of value, people you can learn from and genuinely engage with, instead of those who use the word "community" as a cover.
What is your opinion on community?
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yeah... true, you find people only engage with those who has large stake mainly because of what they can get in fact to be sincere, I was once like that but to a point I found the interest in making friends and helping newbies along the way. Hive is fun when you do it for the fun of it and with the heart.
I thought that was the way too in the beginning, but as soon as you start to know the platform and see the actual value compared to toxic environments like facebook, you start changing your perspective. Of course, earning crypto is important, but it's not everything, especially when it means sucking up to whales or something.
You have said it all.
The truth is knowing the reason for joining HIVE is what will influence whatever action you make here.
In as much as there is an incentive, it shouldn't be the main focus.
I joined because I wanted to network and gain knowledge.
I try as much as possible to engage daily.
That's a good mindset to have. Keep it up.
The initial reason for joining Hive doesn't have to be a defining factor though. Most people get attracted to the platform simply because they are looking for ways to earn crypto, but after that a lot of those people change their mindset because of the value they see in what the platform has to offer.
Yes you are right. But their actions that period they were drawn to the incentive only will be different from the actions when they start seeing the value in HIVE.
@rarej I had to do some introspection after reading your post bro.
Maybe it was a timely entry to give me the opportunity to do some thinking. 🤔
I wrote a very lengthy response but after some thought 💭 I’ll just say that I tend to communicate with the people I know or people who are connected with the people I know. I also communicate a lot on weekends in groups like #THE WEEKEND and #Saturday Savers Club. So, since I’m a newbie (4mths in) it’s likely that the people I communicate with are the people who communicate with me or the people I know.
Additionally, I think the system will get the result this it rewards.
As always, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I don't mind lengthy responses at all. I've had enough practice listening to @tanjakolader all day. :)
As long as the interactions you have with others here feel genuine, you should be fine.
😂 In an effort to give others a chance to commment as well, I think I’m going tweak my detailed response and make a post at a later date.
Hahaha yes, that's what I've seen some do here indeed. Myself included. After interacting with someone here and I see that my response is half of a A-4, I'll consider writing something about it.
And like @rarej said, the interaction should be genuine. I've responded to multiple posts here and it didn't get far as a "thank you" or whatever, but the people who were/are genuine, those I started following and vice versa.
Yeah.😀 I guess engaging in conversation is one way to gain some inspiration on what to blog about as in topics and issues that members of the community will find interest in.
Haha see it all the time. You leave a comment on some people’s post because you respect what they have to say only to never get a reply from them because maybe you aren’t in their league or they figure you have nothing to offer interns of votes /value . Or you see the ones kissing ass on the whale accounts but to each his own, it’s rough in these streets.
For me it’s all about respect , a community is built on respect and communication.
Ah, yes, I didn't even consider the first one you mentioned when writing this post. But it's also an "issue", those people with high rep or HP that ignore others. I can get why some do it, especially in place where $5 may be like a week worth of food, but what they don't get is that organically using the platform and growing your network is much more durable long term. And it seems less like "work". I could actually live of $5 dollars for a few days here, now that I think about it. Eating just vegetables seasoned with salt would do the trick. xD
I agree there's many people just here to suck up and at the worst of the list scammers and phishers looking to screw people over who I'm more concerned about than anything else
True, virtual criminals are a danger, especially to those on the platform that are less familiar with technology. I get at least two of those phishing messages on Discord each week. And it seems that there are some people who do fall for it. Luckily not a large amount, but still unfortunate.
Right i think there should be a warning on Hive like on the screen as they come in especially when we start getting popular
Lol, it's probably more complex than that. :)
Yeah I agree plus that sounds like bad business, we need Hive angels, I think we have some monitoring going on, probably something they should consider