How I search for interesting articles in the media blockchains of GOLOS / STEEM or recommending articles based on reputation by tags


In general, the article will discuss how, guided by the tastes and talents of users of the platform, get information that will appeal to the audience. The proposed rating is based on the idea of ​​a peculiar delegation of “tastes”.

Who wants more details about the platform Voice - look here or, in three words, look here . Steam and Voice are brothers, there are nuances, but they are not important to us.

But to read and understand this article, it will be enough to know that is a blogging platform (based on the GOLOS / STEEM blockchain, i.e. with payment in cryptocurrency, but this is not so important) and that they (or rather, in the GOLOS / STEEM blockchains, but this is also not so important) for "some" user actions (for example, for publishing an author's article, but a little more complicated) accrues reputation, which we take as a basis.

Those. the essence is that there are some activists of the platform, and their overall reputation can be considered a qualitative indicator of their activity and success .

Now to the essence of the very idea of ​​selecting articles (ie rating)

So, we have blogger users who publish articles using certain tags. Today, the daily user activity brings at least 1000 articles to each platform, and nobody wants to read everything, just as you don’t want to miss something interesting.

Those. to physically cover such a volume is impossible (for me personally, for sure, but perhaps there are also “informational freaks”, who knows?).

But, if you think about it, with the right approach, we don’t need it.

The line of thought is as follows: if a user publishes some material with a tag, for example, “engine”, and gains likes from local activists, his reputation grows by the tag “engine” + the general reputation of the user. Those. if many people like the article, then its reputation in this tag will increase significantly. If the article comes out "so-so" in the opinion of users (= like a small number of people), then the reputation, though growing, is insignificant. And if you don’t like it, the author’s reputation may even go to the “minus”.

Those. In general, with the proper level of reputation, it turns out that such a "national" specialist is precisely on the tag (read - the topic) "engine".

In turn, the “people's” specialist also reads someone's articles, rewarding some of them with their likes. Giving his “voice” (= Like) an article on the theme “engine” in which he acts as a kind of recognized expert, the “people's” expert signals us that she is interested, in his opinion. Suppose that we have more than a dozen or more of such "popular" specialists in the "engine" tag - it turns out that based on their taste, you can create a list of recommended content for other users.

This is the main idea and the whole "salt" of the rating.

So let's do it again briefly.


What does it give us ??

Well, the most interesting: and what in practice?

But in practice we have the following: the rating of articles is published on the platform every day for many months. According to the feedback of users, the idea of ​​rating is hard to perceive (explanations are not my strong point), but as soon as people begin to understand it, they already perceive it with enthusiasm and as a certain element of gamification. And of course, the rating fulfills its main goal - recommends “tasty” among the articles.

Of course, the platform has not so many curators (= those who like) per day, and only the last weeks have exceeded 1000 articles, which does not allow us to fully appreciate all the charms of the rating (although for the same, an English-speaking brother ", Activity is higher and the dynamics in the rating is more high).

Recently, I began to publish in parallel the second version of the rating - for novice bloggers. The idea is the same, with the only difference that the articles of authors with high reputations are eliminated; a kind of rating "sandbox".

And this version of the rating pleased me, because with a small platform, it:


In general, the idea of ​​the rating is also beautiful because it can be adapted to many areas and get similar results, for example, for search results or reviews in the store, everything depends on your imagination.


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