is providing a very user-friendly interface to completely socialize the internet on an unprecedented level. In the same manner, AltYes
is tokenizing the entire world wide web as well. By harnessing the power of the Steem blockchain and nurturing people’s desire to be a unified social network, people will be able to share anything they find noteworthy to and from any major site – including the Steem blockchain itself – all with a simple browser extension and mobile application (coming soon). (From the whitepaper which can be found on our website - FullAlt.com)
From any page you are currently on to any of the major social networks we have currently provided. Are you on Reddit
? Share it to Facebook
. Tweet what you shared on Facebook. Share your Twitter
feed to a Telegram
group. Don't forget to add it as an update over on LinkedIn
! Oh ya, and by all means, share it here
, where we were born, on the Steem blockchain
Let's say you are browsing Amazon and find an item and you just have to have it. Share it to your Facebook feed and tell everyone it's on your wishlist! Maybe you are over on YouTube and come across a sweet new music video? Tweet that puppy out! Or how about you just happen to be on Wikipedia and find something you just know your followers over here on Steem will love to read about. Add yourself a description and viola! Posted to your blog. How convenient!
The Problems We Are Addressing
Let it be known, we here at AltYes LOVE the Steem blockchain and are thrilled to be a part of it. We also visit other sites, spaces and places across the web and in doing so, have identified several problems we feel we have the answers for. Let’s start with the Steem experience itself.
As the Steem blockchain has gone through its growing pains, some new things have developed and appeared that are widely deemed as making it a more user-friendly interface. There is the option to ‘resteem’ a post where it will appear in your feed reel for others to see. That’s all fine and dandy, but it presents a few problems. The first being, there is also an option to ‘hide resteems’ on several of the front ends used to display posts so more often than not, those resteems will be ignored.
On the Steem blockchain itself, we see posts on a regular basis that are nothing more than a brief synopsis of another article they read elsewhere. Sometimes people put up a music video that they just watched and liked and wanted to share. We’ve even seen what some could probably classify as the next problem we’ve identified.
There is nothing a company loves more than free advertising and we do it almost with a blind infatuation. No joke! Just think about it. Someone may share a post about a news story about what they just saw on CNN. Somebody has probably written about a meal they had at lets's say - OLIVE GARDEN. Another person has probably already written out their entire wish list of items they have starred over on AMAZON. You see what we’re getting at yet?
One simple extension for your favorite browser. This will allow people to share someone else’s Steem post, to their own personal blog, and still give the other person credit for it!
A beneficiary option with adjustable rewards is in play to give thanks to them for their hard work. Also, to prevent it from becoming a virtual spam creator, we have mandated that people add an original description in our provided ‘Yes Box’. On AltYes
, you’re welcome to share anything you wish, as long as you also incorporate your own original thoughts in the expandable content box.
We also aim to build on the natural tendency to share while mitigating the exploitative behavior that is often attributed to this act on the Steem blockchain. Our goal is to provide utility to both the AltYes users and the Steem investors and ecosystem.
What’s that? Your bestie posted on Facebook that they’re having a baby? Awesome! Let’s share it to Steem via AltYes. Who knows? Maybe you can then use the rewards to get them a gift for their baby shower!
Did you see that tweet Ashton Kutcher just made? I was totally ROTFLMAO! I’m sharing it to Steem with AltYes. He’s hilarious. And like, O-M-G, Lily-Rose Depp is making a new movie, I just gotta give it a Yes too and put it on Steem. Not just any yes, an AltYes.
And finally, but surely not limited to, we come to the free advertising. We’re going to ‘pay ourselves’ and each other harnessing AltYes. Your friend needs more likes and is trying to sell some candles on their Facebook page? Let me just give it a Yes – by sharing it from AltYes. You love Papa John’s pizza that much you want to share one of their deals? Go ahead and give it a Yes! Eventually, you’ll make enough for your next order! Wasn't Papa John’s was the first business to accept Bitcoin?
Wait, I Only See 5 Tags?
This took a while to effectively decide upon how many tags we wanted to allow with such a fresh new way to spread content around. With our anti-spam efforts, we decided to limit it to only 5. This will first of all, force a person to (possibly) select which community they desire it to appear in. The initial default tag will be our own community, FullAlt
. Second, it will subtly demand a person properly categorize their content being shared by using only very relevant tags. We hope this will hinder a lot of the 'token raping' we see so prevalent on chain these days.
Before We Get Too Far Ahead
You will probably need to download this masterpiece, right? The first installment of this Alpha Launch will be available to users of the Firefox
web browser. We have already submitted it to the Google Play
store and it will be ready soon. Brave
also pull their extensions from the play store, so those three will be available at the same time. We have also submitted it to Opera
for people that prefer that interface. If you would like to be notified as soon as these come out, please sign up on the website
to receive email notifications.
The FireFox Download
Below this paragraph, you will find a video guide on how to download and install the AltYes
extension for your browser. Once completed, you can add your account credentials in the appropriate boxes and begin sharing to your heart's content! If you feel comfortable already and are on Firefox right now, you can INSTANTLY DOWNLOAD IT BY CLICKING HERE!
This was mentioned earlier, but do allow us to elaborate. Hopefully, by now, you can start to see how we are tokenizing the entire internet in one fell swoop. The AltYes
extension (and later dApp) will give any user, even ones not on the Steem blockchain
, the ability to share things to other social networks. As it catches on and grows, we fully believe that AltYes
will also bring a new awareness to the Steem blockchain and help prepare the masses for its adoption.
Every time you share something using AltYes, it will say “Shared via AltYes” down in the bottom corner effectively advertising ourselves. Curiosity is a beautiful thing and that short, linked credential will spawn a whole new breed of Steem users. If they do not already have a profile on the blockchain, there will be directions on how this can be accomplished, once they are ready, by clicking the appropriate link(s).
But How Do I?
A video will be made available in the next 24 hours with a walk through of how you can use the extension. If you are curious and want to proceed on FireFox now, by all means, share away! I promise, we will not try to stop you. As updates and modifications are made, we will be sure to let you know.
It Has Been A Process
We have gone through over a dozen different versions already debating this and weighing that, and we are sure it will adapt and mutate as it grows and becomes its own entity. There were several people that helped in all of this and at this time, we would like to thank them for their cooperation, participation and most of all, patience.
Contributors (“The STEEM Team”)
- @enginewitty – United States witness on the Steem blockchain with creative and literary skills harnessed for AltYes. “The magic-making guru.”
- @guiltyparties – Canadian witness on the Steem blockchain with the technical capacity to help in the engineering of AltYes. “The man making Steem better, behind the scenes.”
- @inthenow – US citizen, puts the create into creative! Knows his way around graphic design and several other artistic venues. “We got this.”
- @jackmiller – Australian witness on the Steem blockchain that has the vision and mindset to put all of this together for AltYes. “Always thinking out of the box.”
- @mahdiyari – From Iran and witness on the Steem blockchain, is the primary coder and developer behind AltYes. “The contractor of choice, expedient & reliable.”
All of the above listed Steemians have contributed heavily to date to help make this idea come to life.
'Witty's Angels' (PR Team)
- @priyanarc - chosen for her social media prowess and vlogging skills.
- @prettynicevideo - selected for her vlogging and perfectionism.
- @kaerpediem - picked to further social media awareness and vlogging abilities.
- @saffisara - a heavy mobile user assigned to break the app.
Product Testers (All Volunteers)
We sincerely appreciate the time you all put in to help get this beautiful ball rolling. It will not be taken for granted not forgotten and we hope you continue to help out as best you can along the way with AltYes. This is merely the beginning, I hope everyone is ready for this!
We Want Your Feedback!
Everything we roll out here at FullAlt will hit the website before it goes anywhere else. I highly suggest taking the time to bookmark it when you have the chance. Below, you will find several social links, including one to our discord server where you can ask any questions or offer up possible ideas for future versions. We do hope you enjoy it as much as we do and really look forward to what we have in store! Enjoy AltYes.
"Tokenizing the web."