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What we got for you:

  • Soccly App ๐Ÿ’ป
    • Tipping on Buttrfly & Hey ๐Ÿค‘
      • MadFi Unveils V2 Fun ๐ŸŽ‰
        • Trusted Talent #13: Meme Edition ๐ŸŽญ
          • Curated Collects - Alimo ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚
            • Beer Taste - Kingfisher ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

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              SOCLLY: A Creator-Centric Oasis on Web3?

              Ok, guys! This is the app weโ€™ve been trying this week on desktop - SOCLLY, a new decentralised network designed with creators in mind, built on the Lens ecosystem.

              The Backstory ๐Ÿ“–

              SOCLLY emerged from a mission to democratise tools for creators, challenging the limitations imposed by giants like Twitter and Facebook.

              The vision? Empower creators to become brands, generating a higher return on their time and skills. Powered by Lens and Polygon, SOCLLY is reshaping the creator landscape.

              Key Features ๐Ÿ› 

              • Decentralised Calendly: Take control of your schedule with onchain availability, revolutionising your productivity.
                • Become a Creator: Whether it's art, music, film, or writing, share your passion on SOCLLY and connect with a like-minded community.
                  • Monetise Your Time & Skills: Join SOCLLY's Creator Program to turn your skills into income. Unlock endless opportunities to earn without limits.
                    • Escrow Services: Avoid scams and fraud with SOCLLY's Web3 Escrow Services, ensuring secure and transparent transactions.
                      • Token Gated Courses: Break traditional payment barriers with token-gated courses, creating a win-win situation for both instructors and students.
                        • Portable Reputation: Cultivate your on-chain reputation with SOCLLY's on-chain ratings system, building trust in a borderless world.
                          • Charity Reimagined: Contribute to social causes with SOCLLY's Web3 charity, transforming philanthropy with transparency and interconnected giving.

                            Our take ๐Ÿค”

                            SOCLLY strikes a balance between familiar web2 layouts and innovative onchain features. This ensures a smooth user experience for both seasoned web3 enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

                            The platform's intuitive interface, comprehensive features, and commitment to creator empowerment are truly remarkable.

                            That being said, congrats to the SOCLLY Team for the innovations! Wanna take a look yourself?

                            Check it out here: app.soclly.com

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                            Tipping on Buttrfly & Hey are LIVE ๐Ÿค‘

                            Buttrfly: Tips are in ๐Ÿ’ฐ

                            In a move that's sure to delight creators and fans alike, Buttrfly has introduced a new in-app tipping feature that makes it easier than ever to show your appreciation for the content you love. With just a tap of the $ button, you can send a tip directly to the creator of any post or comment you enjoy.

                            This innovative feature is not only convenient but also empowering. By enabling tipping, creators can directly monetise their work and build a sustainable income stream from their passion. This is a major step forward in the evolution of social media, as it shifts the power back to creators and allows them to be truly rewarded for their valuable content.

                            Hey, Tips ๐Ÿ’ณ

                            Hey is also taking social media tipping to the next level with its new Smart Post feature. Powered by Lens Open Action, this innovative tipping system allows users to show their appreciation for exceptional posts and comments with more flexibility and creativity.

                            With Tipping SP, you can tip in any ERC-20 token, this opens up a whole new world of possibilities for engaging with creators and rewarding their efforts.

                            Hey's tipping feature is not just about money; it's about creating a more interactive and rewarding social experience. By encouraging users to actively support creators, Hey is fostering a more collaborative and supportive community.

                            Why we care: *SPs = Game Changer for Social Media ๐Ÿ’ฅ

                            Buttrfly and Hey are both embracing the transformative power of *Smart Posts to revolutionise social media. These innovative posts go beyond simply sharing text and images; they enable developers to create interactive experiences that connect with external smart contracts.

                            The possibilities with Smart Posts are endless. Not only you can tip creators in any ERC-20 token, but also you'd be able to participate in betting activities, engage with smart ads, gain access to exclusive content by paying a fee, support crowdfunding initiatives, interact with ENS from within a Lens app, and seamlessly integrate with DeFi platforms like Aave and Uniswap.

                            So, what are your wildest Smart Post ideas?

                            In the meantime, Creators be like ๐Ÿ‘‡

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                            MadFi Unveils V2 Fun

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                            MadFi Social Club Shenanigans

                            Guess what? MadFi just dropped some spicy V2 updates! Slip into the MadFi Social Club, grab your verified badge, and peek behind the beta curtain. Verified badges are like VIP passes, currently up for grabs and for the chosen few invited by MadFi. Dive into the madness at MadFi Social Club.

                            Cash in on Club Badges ๐ŸŽ–

                            For all you creative minds, here's the scoop! Monetise your genius with paid MadFi Social Club badges. Imagine a club where your top fans get a free mint, followed by a paid drop at a cool 10 USDC per mint. Start serving exclusive content to badge holders and eventually make it a subscription affair at 10 USDC/month. Cash flow, here we come ๐Ÿ’ต

                            Genesis Badge Party ๐Ÿฅณ

                            MadFi is throwing a party for the OGs! If you were an early believer or racked up enough points in 2023, you've scored the exclusive Genesis Badge airdrop. Priced at 100 USDC, limited to 100, this drop is a collectible marvel. Snag yours and revel in the glory for 30 days!

                            MadFi V2 Livestream Chill Session ๐Ÿ“ฝ

                            Great vibes at the MadFi V2 livestream test hosted by Carlos Beltran and Natem. Despite some tech quirks and Yakuza's phone login dance, he could also join the livestream. Things were still being debugged, but then went from bumpy to blissful. Some fine tunes needed, but damn, it's happening!!!

                            MadFi V2 isn't just an update; it's a rollercoaster of fun, while empowering Creators and Communities! Dive into Social Club antics, witness creators being themselves, and join the MadFi journey of randomness. It's more than an evolution; it's a vibe ๐Ÿš€

                            Check out the behind-the-scenes screenshot fun - worthy joy from the Livestream ๐Ÿ˜

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                            Trusted Talent #15: Memes Edition ๐ŸŽญ

                            After an intense battle we got a Winner!

                            Drumroll, please ๐Ÿฅ

                            The crowned meme is Markus B. with his winning post, "Debugging code got me like:"

                            Check out the winning meme here: https://buttrfly.app/post/0x019807-0x0528 ๐Ÿคฃ

                            Cheers Mark! Your post is earning a spot in our prestigious Art Gallery.

                            A big shoutout to all the amazing Bros and Sis who nominated and backed their favorite memes.

                            Your passion and involvement keep Trusted Talent vibrant and thriving ๐Ÿ’—

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                            Curated Collects - Alimo: RAD with Art, NFTs, and Surfing

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                            Meet Alimo, the master of art, NFTs, murals, and sustainable apparel. A true surfing and snowboarding aficionado, Alimo is not just an artist but a lifestyle curator.

                            The Artistic Genesis ๐ŸŽจ

                            Alimo's artistic journey began in childhood, sketching lines and crafting ceramics. Inspired by magazines like Snowboarder and Thrasher, the creativity sparked a fire. Art school broadened horizons, but a pivotal moment challenged conventional notions, reshaping Alimo's artistic philosophy forever.

                            The Birth of Alimo ๐Ÿ‘ถ

                            Venturing into skateboard brand creation (btw Yakuza comes also from skateboard roots), Alimo sought meaninglessness as a rebellion against traditional artistic norms. A chance encounter with the term "Alimo" on Urban Dictionary solidified its significance. This "brand that means nothing" paradoxically meant everything.

                            The Artistic Surf ๐ŸŒŠ

                            After college, Alimo pitched ideas to surf brands, injecting illustrations and creative zeal into the surf world. Over time, Alimo's essence got diluted in other ventures, prompting a hiatus. The yearning to reclaim the joy of personal creation led to Alimo's revival.

                            Alimo's Renaissance ๐Ÿ”ฅ

                            Leaving freelancing behind, Alimo resurrected his artistic alter ego. It became a celebration of skating, travel, friends, family, surfing, snowboarding, and creativityโ€”a tribute to playful humans radiating positivity.

                            Japanuary NFT Drop ๐Ÿ’ฃ

                            Currently, Alimo is gearing up for a huge NFT drop titled "Japanuary." A collaboration with @niftygateway and @transientlabs, this collection encapsulates Alimo's winter snowboard trips in Japan. Scheduled for January 24th at 6:30 pm ET, the drop blends technology with physical art and promises collector perks.

                            Join Alimo's Journey

                            Go check all Alimo's info here : https://linktr.ee/Alimofun, where art meets a vibrant expression of life. Embrace the journey of a creator who invites you to share in the joy of being rad ๐ŸคŸ

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                            Beer Taste - Kingfisher ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

                            India, known for its vibrant culture, is also a melting pot of beer flavors. Among the homegrown brews, Kingfisher reigns supreme, brewed by the venerable United Breweries Group in Bangalore.

                            Kingfisher's Legacy

                            Dating back to 1857 and revitalized by the maverick Vijay Mallya in 1978, Kingfisher boasts a commanding 36% market share in India and a global presence in 52 countries.

                            Brew's Offering

                            Crafted as Kingfisher Premium, this beer's journey intersects with the rise of Kingfisher Airlines in 2005. The brand cleverly navigated advertising restrictions in India by using surrogate promotions, like mineral water ads.

                            Beyond Borders

                            In the UK, Kingfisher Beer Europe Ltd. (KBE), with a head office in Maidstone, Kent, brews the iconic beverage under Heineken's license. The tagline 'The Real Taste of India' distinguishes it in the European market.

                            Beyond Beer - Peacock Cider and More (not sure about this one ๐Ÿคจ )

                            KBE isn't just about beer. They've ventured into quality apple cider with Peacock Cider in 2016, offering a refreshing balance to aromatic spices. The portfolio expanded in 2017 with additions like Bintang Beer and Pearl River Beer.

                            Recognition and Trust

                            Kingfisher has earned its stripes, consistently finding a spot among India's most trusted brands. Its ranking in the Brand Trust Report speaks for itself.

                            Have you tried one? If not, watch this tutorial ๐Ÿ“บ

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