RDDtv - Coming Soon on YouTube!
Hello everyone, and thank you for your interest in a brand new bi-monthly web-series that will focus on specific application topics for Reddcoin in society. Each month there will be two videos - I will host a new topic during Part A, and then do a follow-up video to share the communities ideas each time for Part B.
I plan on typing the findings up each week and sending them to Reddcoin, whether they chose to read them or not. I’m hoping RDDtv becomes an easy reference for new Reddcoin Investors who may not understand the various uses Reddcoin could potentially fulfill.
After Part A each month, I will post a forum to reddcointalk.org and will open it up to discussion within the community!
Today, before the channel launches, I’d like to offer a quick introduction and why I created this channel. Enjoy!!
To start, I guess I should answer “Who Am I?” What makes me qualified to host this? Let me start by saying that I am simply a Reddcoin INVESTOR and HOLDER (or HODLer if you prefer) - I do not have affiliation with their Dev team or inner circle, and I lack technical skills in the blockchain arena. However, I believe my talents are suited better elsewhere, and this web-series is my first stab at contributing (more than just shouting #RDD from the rooftops on Twitter).
The thing that struck me about Reddcoin initially was that it was such an easily-graspable idea to me… create a way for humans to interact socially with more than static symbols, such as likes or retweets. Simple! I totally get it - makes a lot of sense. We spend most of our waking hours glued to a screen anyway.
But once I started to look outside the box, I started to see more that Reddcoin could do - and I believe there are applications well beyond content tipping.
I believe that the success of Reddcoin will ultimately depend on a single human trait that we all possess in different levels of degree - and that is “Impulsiveness”.
Now, when I say “impulsiveness”, the connotation is generally negative because we associate impulsiveness with negative habits; gambling, drinking, spending, etc….
But I would argue that humans are just as likely to be impulsive in times of sorrow, hilarity, tragedy, or community outreach.
Imagine a world for a second where everyone has Reddcoin on their phones. We’ll explore my ideas for the “mobile experience” in Webisode 101 - Part A, but just for the sake of this argument - imagine an easy-to-use app exists and the name “Reddcoin” is familiar to the masses.
Ok, now imagine a hurricane. Who remembers Harvey last summer? Katrina in ’05? The biggest problem I see with the current “donation” process (speaking as a US citizen) is that it’s clunky. It has improved over the years - for instance, during Harvey you could simply text your donation. Not a bad move forward!
But what about Reddcoin? Imagine you get a notification on your phone and have that instant, impulsive feeling to contribute, even if it’s simply to feel your human side. I think we have all had this feeling. I know if Reddcoin was mainstream, it would encourage me to participate more often (micro-donations are BRILLIANT if you think at scale). But it’s not just that - it’s the SPEED!! Can you imagine FEMA sending an alert and having instant funding the second the announcement begins to get recirculated?
This is just one idea of many that I would like to explore and get people chatting about.
Background - I am 31 years old and a Denver native. I focused on communication and public speaking in college, have a BA from Colorado State University Class of ’08, and for 9 years I’ve held various positions in sales, PR, client relations and management, and I routinely speak to large groups as part of my role in events industry, which I’ve now been apart of for 5 years!
I can’t offer a technical perspective on RDD or any blockchain-based platform, but it’s on my list of 2018 Resolutions to try and learn more.
I believe my strengths involve bringing people together to get them talking, and I also feel that sharing ideas is the quickest way to progress. As we go through this series, try and pull yourself away from looking at this as an investor, and instead focus on the CONSUMER experience. As a USER of Reddcoin everyday in the future, what do you want to see? What’s important to you?
Join me for Webisode 101 - Part A - Early Adaption and the Mobile Experience. Details for Pilot will be posted. I’d love to launch in the next 30-45 days.
Thanks for reading! I really hope this is something that our community can rally behind.