WHAT IS NARRATIVE?
Narrative will be the world’s journal, providing a scalable, smart subject-oriented network where the middleman is removed and network members have autonomy in a transparent environment. Existing social networks subjugate their users with ambiguous content policies, providing little to no economic reward for the content they produce. Narrative flips the script by rewarding all of the users who positively contribute to the network.
HOW DO YOU USE BLOCKCHAIN?
While Narrative utilizes blockchain technology to create a trustless environment for its transactions, it does not rely solely on blockchain for its operation. The fact is that blockchain is a poor choice for content management currently. Narrative will compete with existing social networks in terms of speed, scalability, searchability, and performance and for that reason it will utilize proven content management technologies to ensure a competitive advantage. The goal is not to be the best crypto content economy, it is to the the very best social network.
The overall design goal is to observe the fundamental principles of blockchain, like transparency and decentralization, while still offering a user experience that is second to none.
RADICAL PRIVACY AND CONTROL FOR THE USER
Narrative will also protect user’s ability to control their content and profile information. For that reason, content will always be editable by creators (and can be deleted by creators, as well). This conflicts with the immutable nature of traditional blockchain, and thus content itself will not be stored in a blockchain. In addition, while advertising will be supported, users will control whether their profile information is shared with advertisers and can be rewarded on a recurring basis if they decide to share that information.
ISN'T THIS JUST STEEMIT?
Some will compare Narrative to Steemit, but it is a simplistic comparison. Narrative offers a much more complete and robust content economy, with rewards that disseminate to a broader pool of participants in the network and that are influenced by reputation and ratings. It is based on years of experience from a leadership team that has been in the online community business for nearly two decades. Steemit has a very complex, some would say confusing, multi-token system that ultimately requires crypto experience to properly use. Narrative on the other hand allows regular, non crypto-experienced users, to participate and earn rewards without ever having to understand cryptocurrency.
Unlike Steemit, Narrative will also have tangible revenue sources. Those sources will include advertising and channel ownership fees. There are two types of channels- niches, which are subjects that any network member can post to, and brands, which are more tightly controlled areas, where an organization can determine who posts and who moderates its content.
Narrative will also be a huge draw for community managers, as its Moderator system provides tangible rewards for moderators, and moderation is required for all niches.
Ultimately, Narrative will disrupt the social media and publication business models, by eliminating the middleman, providing autonomy and rewards for its active participants, and providing an outstanding experience for everyone.
THE SEASONED TEAM
Finally, the team behind this project has unprecedented experience in this space. Most are from Social Strata, a leader in online community technology, with nearly two decades of experience as platform developers serving hundreds of thousands of sites. Customers on its current platform, Hoop.la, include Bose, Pepsi, Dun & Bradstreet, and Monster. To jumpstart development of Narrative, much of the technology developed for Hoop.la will be licensed, which will allow the team to roll out the network within 9 months of the end of the Token Sale.
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