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Why do you think has the adoption of Steem apps been so slow?
Steem has paid exceptionally well to the average content creator on the internet. In fact, at times the rewards for completely ordinary pieces of content have been utterly outlandish like the author rewards for one $30,000 makeup tutorial: https://steemit.com/beauty/@guerrint/the-first-steemit-makeup-turtorial-bringing-youtubers-to-steemit That post was worth a whopping $31,453.06! 31 grand for a very basic five-minute makeup tutorial video on YouTube embedded into a Steem post was upvoted with abandon by the most massive whales on Steem, which netted the author over 26 thousand US dollars! You would think that content creators online would be climbing on top of each other to join Steem and crank out content day and night for the chance to make even a tenth of what that post made. But no! What the actual fuck is up? Please explain to me why the summer of 2016 didn't see hundreds of thousands of new users joining Steem for a chance to be paid tens of times better than what would've been better anywhere else? Why didn't people bring over all their blogging friends over to Steem in 2017 and 2018 and cash in when the money was superior to other platforms?
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There are many reasons for this. I'll list the three most prominent in my mind:

  1. Poor account creation system
  2. Decline of Steem token value
  3. Poor incentivization system

With (3), what I mean is that we reward users for the wrong things. Take the makeup video post you linked to. A video with only 10k views on Youtube should not earn $31k. However, as it is today, we reward users based on what whales feel like upvoting. Rather, I believe we should be rewarding users based on the number of views they're bringing in to Steemit as a start.

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