Threads Are a Gateway Drug to the Hive Ecosystem
Building Threads has been a fascinating project. Much of the work in past months was on designing a great backend that was both scalable and easy to plug into a new UI - should we or anyone else want to incorporate Threads into a UI in the future.
Well, turns out that we decided to go the route of rebuilding LeoFinance from scratch. We're building a UI that is so much cleaner. Along with that, we're building a Threads-Centric UI.
What does Threads-Centric mean?
Simply put, it means that Threads are front and center when you land on the new UI. In fact, the entire UI looks a lot like Twitter itself. In many ways, it looks like a copy/paste of Twitter.
Though when you dig under the hood, you'll quickly find that the new UI is not just Twitter on the Hive blockchain... it's our everything app.
It encompasses short-form content as the forefront, but then you can dive deeper and find long-form articles.
We beleive that authors will start to:
- Post their normal Hive long-form blogs
- Turn those blogs into Threads and share them (just like they do on twitter) to get more exposure and upvotes
We're already seeing this on LeoFinance.io. The difference is that the UI is backwards: long-form is center stage and short-form is found when you dig.
We believe that short-form is a gateway drug to long-form content and the Hive blockchain ecosystem itself!
Leave a comment below: do you think this strategy is a good one in terms of onboarding new Hive users? Do you think we'll be able to sell people on Short-Form Microblogging when they first arrive and then get them to dig deeper as they familiarize themselves with the new UI?
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