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In order to help people understand a bit more about what we are trying to achieve here at Trybe, and get them inspired to join us on our journey, I am going to create a collection of articles of fictional future Trybe users.
The first one is Bob – a user of our future “Sub-Site” feature, which basically means “Create your own Trybe”.
Bob posts regularly on Trybe about investing in precious metals, and has built up quite a following of friends who are also interested in investing in precious metals too. Between them, they fill up the “Investing > Precious Metals” category on Trybe.one
Then one day, Bob decides he would actually like to run his own website about investing in precious metals, and he wants it to work in a similar way to how Trybe works: he wants users to be able to post content on his site and get rewarded for it based on the quality of the content. He also wants a similar editing system to Trybe – so that he himself (or another editor) gets to check over content created by new authors before it is published.
He even wants his own token on the site – the BOB token. He may even want to run a small token sale to help fund and grow his new site.
So – what does Bob do?
He creates a sub-site on Trybe using the new Trybe Sub-site feature. He creates: bob.trybe.one and then he points his own domain name at it: www.bobble.com
He uses the new Trybe “token creation” feature to automatically create his own token on the EOS blockchain.
He may even use our new “Token Sale Gateway” to run a token sale on his site (all this will be built in).
Once his site is ready, it’s very easy for Bob to invite all his friends on Trybe across to his new site – as they ALREADY have user accounts on it (user accounts are shared between Trybe.one and all sub-sites).
Bob’s site looks and works almost exactly the same as Trybe.one, except that it is managed by Bob, and all the content on it relates to investing in precious metals. Bob can also customize the look and feel of the site to suit his own brand, and create a menu structure that works for him. There are a number of templates that he can choose from to do this easily.
Now, Bob’s friends start posting on www.bobble.com, and their posts are automatically cross-posted onto Trybe.one, gaining them exposure on both platforms. They earn both BOB and TRYBE for their articles.
Now here’s another really cool feature. If Bob finds a new author on Trybe.one who happens to write about investing in precious metals, Bob can instantly cross-post their articles across to www.bobble.com! The author will start to earn BOB tokens, and of course get extra exposure for their content – a win-win for everyone.
All in all – by bringing together a social network, a content publication platform, and a website builder – Trybe will make it very easy for people wishing to create niche communities (Trybes) that are dedicated to a particular topic.
It will also help them monetize their sites in a number of different ways – through advertising, through paid content, through paid channels (where you pay to follow someone), or through subscriptions.
But what if the users don’t have BOB tokens? I hear the economists out there saying… Who will want to be bothered buying BOB tokens just to transact on Bob’s site?
Not necessary! Trybe will be building a payment gateway that incorporates the Bancor protocol. Every sub-site on Trybe will have their own Bancor-based relay, that will enable them to exchange any Trybe-based token for any other instantly at the time of payment (Eg. I will pay in TRYBE, but Bob will receive BOB as the transaction includes an exchange of TRYBE to BOB using the Bancor protocol). Having people use BOB will, over time, increase its value, as there will be a limited supply and more and more people will start to hold on to it.
All in all – Trybe and especially Trybe sub-sites will provide a solution to some of the biggest problems facing content creators today – exposure and monetization of their content!
Trybe Sub-Sites is a future feature of Trybe that we hope to launch sometime in late 2019 or early 2020.
Let me know what you think of this idea, and if you have a niche community of your own in mind that you would like to start!
Thanks again for being part of Trybe 🙂
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