Facebooks Collapsing Rebirth: Countdown To The Metaverse

​About two weeks ago I posted on a private social media page how Facebook was toxic for individuals with anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. In comparison, I urged those seeking professional and serious business connections in the cannabis and crypto industries to use LinkedIn. The social media platform has a high number of business owners and content creators who publish valuable and worthwhile posts. People conduct themselves more seriously on LinkedIn is what I have noticed, and it’s been this way consistently for years. 

It wasn’t until this past summer when a tragic event occurred in my life that I transitioned to using LinkedIn again. I actually turned off the notifications of invite requests only at the start of this year. I would let them pile up in my inbox knowing one day I’d sign on again. But as Facebook showed me memories that I didn’t want to view instead of searching their settings to see if there was an option to turn it off, I decided it was time for our virtual relationship to end.

About a year ago I had a pair of earrings that I designed to go viral on Facebook and it was the largest amount of orders that I had ever received. As an artist and designer, it felt great to receive recognition for my work. My inbox started to get flooded with women asking for my website. As I responded as quickly as I could, Facebook started to block any messages that I sent with a link. They notified me of 48 hours when I could send a link in my messages again. I know, I know spam prevention control. But I was not initiating these messages, I was only replying.

After this magnificent event occurred in my art life, I was encouraged (motivated) to share more. Despite the message situation. I mean, that is what the platform encourages to make the algorithm work for you, right? Share! Share Share! The more I shared, the fewer views it said I had. I tried scheduling posts, posting organically, and I even tried ads. Facebook would offer $10-$50 credit for creating an ad but I would never see the credits after I paid.

I posted in “professional” art and business groups but over the last year “follow for follow train” posts would take over, some groups would not allow you to share your business link (which made no sense to me), some groups let scammers comment on everyone’s post, and in others, the admins would demand you follow them on Instagram before approving your post. The biggest hustle I witnessed was attractive women group admins charging $10-$50 for you to post in their group.

At this point, I was only using Facebook to promote my art, and the free and paid methods weren’t working on my behalf. 

Facebook made saying goodbye easy.

Over the years I, like many others, questioned the violent viral videos, the completely off recommendations for suggested friends, how you could select not to see content but it was still appearing, the spike in irrelevant ads, and the disappearance of posts from those on your friendslist.

Facebook outgrew itself.

Too many new (ideas) services, options, and constant updates. Not enough focus on bettering society with such a powerful and accessible platform. The scariest thing about the recent outage was the thought of the millions of people refreshing their app for hours who didn’t even have a business but just wanted to have access to their feed. Pointless feed checking. An unhealthy social media addictive habit that started because of Facebook.

On October 28th Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will continue the conversation of the company rebrand, new name, and his focus on building the metaverse at the annual Connect conference.

There will be fake outrage by the Facebook social media world that has in my opinion dumbed down the smartest of individuals. ​Mark has stated that he wants to focus on the younger generation. I don’t know if this is his way of trying to give back to the global social media community after the damage Facebook has done but as the once viral saying goes: Hide Your Kids.

Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast who is originally from Oakland, California. She has 7.5 years of experience in the financial industry, and 6 years of being a cannabis hydroponics grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.

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Blockchain Is Unstoppable And Rapid Innovation Is Leading Startups In The Right Direction

Blockchain technology has been an emerging enterprise solution and its adaptation is only speeding up, especially within the last few years. Rapid Innovation provides a direct solution to assist startups and entrepreneurs in integrating blockchain into their businesses by planning, designing, providing architectural engineering, building, testing, launching and upgrading through adoption and integration of this sector in tech.

We had the pleasure of learning more about the company by speaking with Mark Bardi who is head of marketing at Rapid Innovation.

Let’s take a look at how their company can advance the project you are developing.

About Rapid Innovation
Rapid Innovation is a blockchain app development company focused on helping entrepreneurs and startups build great products that decentralize the internet. 

We are on a mission to build great products that speed up the adoption of blockchain technology because we believe in its power to bring greater economic freedom to people around the world.

When was Rapid Innovation founded? And why?
Rapid Innovation was founded in the year 2019 by the three co-founders, Jesse Anglen (CEO), Prasan Dey (CTO), and Tyson Faulkner (President). We started the company together to fill a void we saw in the market for reasonably priced, blockchain focused web and app development. We were active investors in cryptocurrency and operators in the blockchain space dating as far back as 2015.

Who is your ideal client?
Our ideal clients are visionary founders and startups who have a clear vision and some initial seed capital, who are looking to hire an experienced blockchain development team who can take them from idea to launch.

What problems within the tech industry can be solved with your company?Blockchain is a revolutionary new technology that is transforming industries around the world. Due to it’s novelty and complexity, it is not easy to find experienced developers who can build high-quality products, reasonably quickly, for a fair price. That’s what we strive to do.  

Approximately how soon can a client expect their app to be built when working with you?
This will really depend on the scope, budget, and timeline for each project. That said, we strive to get an MVP (minimum viable product) to market for our clients in 90 days or less.

Does Rapid Innovation provide ongoing or lifetime support for its clients?
We will do our absolute best to provide on going / lifetime support for our clients up to a certain point past the delivery date, but typically our best clients know that software development is a continual process of adding new features, enhancing existing features, and fixing bugs, so a lot of them keep us on a monthly retainer. We want to ensure that all of our clients are happy and successful.

What are the benefits of a company switching over to blockchain?
There are many benefits for a company to switch over to blockchain, but they vary greatly depending on the product/service, industry, sector, etc., so possibly too difficult to list out a general set of prescriptions. At its core, the invention of blockchain technology is important because it gives us a powerful computing platform with new capabilities that were never possible before.  For the first time, we have the ability to transfer value (money, financial assets, identity, property rights) to anyone in the world without the need for a “trusted” third-party. We can now move money as easily as we move information — to anyone, anywhere, at any time, with nothing more than a basic smartphone. A better form of money — one that’s native to the internet with a known supply and a transparent monetary policy that cannot be easily changed. We can now empower developers from every country on earth to crowd fund and build businesses that solve real problems for their communities. Because, for the first time ever, they can access a global supercomputer called the blockchain that cannot be censored nor requires anyone’s permission to access.

What are the benefits of working with your company in comparison to your competitors?
The benefits of working us is that we’re a highly experienced blockchain development team based on the west coast of the U.S. who runs a boutique shop that only takes on a few select, high-quality projects at a time. We walk each and every one of our clients through a strict 7-step process – from concept to launch. Our core team has worked side-by-side with some of the biggest names and brands in the industry – having played a key role in building over 100 blockchain applications that are still used today.

Are you looking for an experienced team to build your blockchain app? Contact Rapid Innovation today.

Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast who is originally from Oakland, California. She has 7.5 years of experience in the financial industry, and 6 years of being a cannabis hydroponics grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.


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TikTok Partners With Audius And Decentralized Token Surges to $1B Market Cap

Audius has successfully secured its partnership with TikTok to stream music via the platform and be used for videos, being a massive win for the company. The decentralized music service has also grown its token to as much as $1 billion in market cap, giving it a massive high for this week. 

The decentralized music streaming service is one of the pioneers of this kind of music distribution, having indie and upcoming artists get featured in the app. The company has based itself on tokens or cryptocurrency, which is what most startups are going now, being popular with NFT games and the like.

Audius and TikTok

Audius and TikTok secures deal for a decentralized music service known as “TikTok Sounds,” bringing the market cap of the company to $1 billion.

Rolling Stone has received a statement from Audius executives that it has already secured its partnership with TikTok, the popular short video sharing application, for its music sources.

Audius is the first service to have a partnership with TikTok, and it is something which is a massive thing for users and the business as it did not partner with the likes of Spotify, YouTube Music, and Apple Music.

The startup coin’s music streaming would be labeled as “TikTok Sounds” in the platform and would be called that way when users search for it when editing their videos. TikTok would have a hand with gathering music and having its licenses granted to them for use in the short video platform, as users edit their content.

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