In the interest of speeding adoption post launch. I think it would be wise to create basic site templates that adhere to the SAFE protocol. Having a small set of plug and play templates would dramatically lower the barrier of meaningful participation in the SAFE network. Allowing almost anyone to pick a template and immediately populate it with their content and the content of others.
Some would argue that this enables greater competitive growth therefore reducing early network profits for those knowledgeable enough to create more complex frameworks like twitter, and youtube style sites. While partially true, allowing for everyone to express their interests and distribute their content easily will reduce the intimidation felt by many that have avoided their participation in the current system due to little technical knowledge or the tedium of following tutorials.
I also argue that more competition usually results in more polish. Sites, apps, and companies will be forced to refine their offerings to avoid being outdone by another. Template use could also be paid with safecoin. This incentivizes template production and usability. Like the various game engines with different finance models.
The Tonda Tube Template (4T for short) would charge a one time 5 SC fee for example. While the whiteout chirp (twitter -esque) template could provide his template free to deploy, but could be designed to take a small percentage of all donations made to the admin. You guys get the idea.
That said, these are the templates I have in mind (all should be pre-configured to adhere to SAFE protocols) :
This template speaks for itself. Basically the site admin should be able post writings, receive comments, and assign privileges to other prospective co-bloggers.
This might seem a bit premature as messaging has yet to be worked out, but the structure can still be laid out.
Same as the twitter clone suggested above but with expanded features. You guys already know.
Same clearnet format but designed for SAFE of course.
Same as above.
All in one site creation tool
An easy to use tool that allows for the creation of sites with all of the above qualities using a simple grid based drag and drop system akin to weebly or wordpress.
ESSENTIAL TOOLS AND MODULES:
An internal site search function with an accompanying UI (i.e. search bar).
A tipping function. A click and tip mechanism with a confirmation pop up to avoid accidental tipping.
Like and Dislike buttons. Spamming expression buttons like these is possible but somewhat pointless. Achieving only increased network overhead and site caching. To reduce the impact of this attack vector we can limit the total expressions one account can impart to 1 - 2 million. My reasoning for this number aside from attack mitigation is that even at 250 likes/dislikes per day every day for 10 years, one would only have used 912,500 of their allotted expressions. IMHO 250 expressions per person daily is a bit extreme and unlikely to occur under normal use. The network could also regularly inform the account holder of their remaining “expressions”. Making the user more conscious of what they like or dislike.
A share function to allow users to share the discovered site with their social circle. Limited in the same way as suggested above.
TL:DR - Making it easy for anyone to create a site that has many of the features of today’s internet and all of SAFE’s benefits, could result in a Facebook like adoption rate. Imagine anyone being able to say “check out my SAFE site” without having to worry about the technical aspects associated with deployment and maintenance. Not constrained to the limited feature set of most of today’s websites. We can achieve this by making well thought out super easy to use SAFE site templates anyone can use to fully realize their dream site.