Sure, liking your own content is easy, especially since accounts are free to create. (To avoid arguing this point they will at least be painless for those whose sole aim is to game the system)
I forget which, but on reddit about a year or two ago, it was found out that a popular uploader was using bot accounts to upvote all of his posts so that they got more attention. Many have argued that this is why he became a popular uploader in the first place.
The bandwagon persuasive tact is a very powerful one. It’s one that I use even when it’s not quite true - because it works so damn well.
EDIT: By the way, for those of you who are a fan of P2P tipping without network involvement, swing by here and read the executive overview at least. The RFC goes into detail about tipping.
If I could farm and be rewarded likes and the rules where I could only use them on public data on safe network to like content. I think it would be bonus and a pull factor for users, just like a rewards card for using the safe network…
edit… so the maths would be eg… 80% farming rewards+ 10% bonus like rewards and 10% app rewards…
Likes incentive the network to become a hivemind. Reddit anyone?
This is asking for disaster product. When building new applications, you need to think about the app psychologically. How does it affect their behavior, and what is the side effects are. The side effects are usually unknown forces that comes into play, it is something that you cannot predict.
Tumblr, sjw cesspool. Patriarchy is opressing meh. I identify myself… TRIGGERING.
Facebook, selfies with 4chan/reddit memes. Scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll.
Reddit, collective hivemind supressed users by downvoting, and collective upvotes. Cheer chomsky, and chev! Nonsense.
Then it even gets sinister, the TOS on facebook, snapshots, and others are invasion acts, that manipulate you, and it can affect your behavior. The more you are obsessed with it, it can put you in a echo chamber where you only hear news in that circle. It incentive users to be ignorant on outside of their box.
I rather have the network to be bare bones with nothingness but to store, and access.
I am fine with this if it is build as an application.
Confusion ensues. If this costs me 1 Safecoin for them to have less than a 50/50 shot at recieving 1 Safecoin - why don’t we just implement a direct peer-to-peer tipping app?
Keep the core network clean and enhance the functionality.
The only way that I could see it working if it were to be implemented as previously described on these forums (I think flattr was the example).
Have the user set aside an amount of SC to spend on likes for a period of time. During that time frame, any number of likes can be issued. At the end of that period, the SC that was set aside will be divvied up between all of the likes given.
However, I still see that functionality as being an APP/Plugin/Addon to the network, not core network functionality.
So your end-game is more along the lines of reputation rather than actual profit?
In a way that makes sense. Wherever I go I will always have my “like” reputation and all of my public data (that I choose to have watermarked) will have my “like” wallet address (or whatever). But once again, I can’t really define a need for it to be in the core other than the (admittedly major) fact that it generates revenue for the network (never a bad thing).
While it may have the ability to function in all apps and with all content, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it should be implemented in the core. Think of browser addons, and what their analogy may be in the SAFE Network regarding their interaction with the SAFE Launcher.
Congrats @dyamanaka you’ve at least got me on the fence for this one.
Breaking down human psychology though (in the digital age), isn’t one of the greatest things (on a visceral level) about “likes” the fact that they are completely free? (facebook, twitter, these forums, etc)
SAFE Network gains addition revenue stream, while providing a useful service at the core level.
LIKE can also be used in a voting the system, just remove the farming attempt.
User feedback is required, which addresses the free market proponents.
EDIT: This system must be in the core, because it triggers a “farming attempt” which can’t be done by an APP. There’s been concern about the SAFE Network paying out more than it receives, which hinders circulation. I think this core service would help increase circulation. Although, there’s no guarantee people will use SAFE Network LIKES.