One of the things I see happening in the Bitcoin community and I have found myself doing here is promoting the protocol. I think this should be avoided.
I’m guilty as well of saying Bitcoin is great! The safe network is going to be the future of the internet! The problem is that the vast vast majority of people don’t care- Not even a little bit- about security, privacy, safecoin being instant and fee free. “Google backs up my documents for free” “apple cloud keeps my stuff safe for me” “who cares if visa charges 3%, it doesn’t affect me” (even though it absolutely does).
Sadly, the key to getting the network to take off is going to be the apps. If we don’t make things better, cheaper, more attractive, fun and easy, we’re not going to get anywhere with the public.
Bitcoin is better than most currencies (my opinion) but it’s still hard to use and has a public image problem from the start. (and some scaling issues and other fixable things) the public mass has no reason to use it because “the existing option is just fine, it’s easy”