Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Rose tinted…)

Hmmmm… it appears that [my topic last week]( about “being evil” scared away a few people… I didn’t quite have the usual number of entries! Oh well, more chances and bounty for those who did enter!

This week, we’ve had a bit of a terrible tragedy in New Zealand… and the response in some quarters of the internet and also the fact that some of the massacare was live streamed led me to thinking about the better days of the internet… when I was at university, and only the nerds were interested in the idea of networked computers and servers… whilst all the cool kids were busy getting drunk and laid in the common green area….

Which is a completely rose-tinted view of the past.. but one that I hold on to…. I miss those days of the internet!


My Question

1. What is something that you have rose-tinted memories about?


My sample answer


As I alluded to in my introduction, I was one of the users of the internet in the ’80s (my father was a mathematician who was interested in the idea of networked computers) and then later in the ’90s when I was one of the nerds at college taking over the local university network to play games of CounterStrike and Quake… or the original StarCraft or C&C. Or just hanging out on BB boards, playing MUDs, or cruising around for warez… you know, good clean wholesome fun!

Those were the days when it was just the elite of the nerd-dom who were interested in the internet and the gems that were in it… before all the rest of the Earth population decided that it would be great to turn the whole thing into a straw-man bashing complain-o-fest with glitzy shopping malls and horrible networking sites. ARRRGH!

So, I do realise that this is a completely rose-tinted view of internet life in the early consumer days… I was there when the search engines were totally crap, and trying to find something was as tricky as finding something on the darknet today. Then, when Google launched with it’s revolutionary new search algorithm… we were all blown away! It was also a horrible time of terrible looking websites… after all we were nerds with no appreciation for visual niceties, not like these hippy web designers that pass themselves off as programmers these days!

Shopping was also non-existent… the idea that you could do anything with the internet other than play games, download warez and pr0n, and cause mischief (not me, but I had friends…) was completely unimaginable!

So, I know that the idea of the internet that I had in the early days is a completely rose-tinted view of the past… but there are also many days I regret that the internet has become so commonplace and so easy to access.



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2. Resteem is NOT necessary!
3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”!
4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!).
5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!
6. PLEASE PLEASE Don’t upvote your OWN comment. I can’t stop you doing it, but it seems to mess up the distribution of the Bounty for everyone else. If you upvote your own comment, I will consider it an invalid entry when doing the draw.


Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!


Last week’s winners

The [last post]( paid out 1.549 SBD and 0 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 4 shares.

The winners by random draw are:





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