Can SMOKE become something more than a hub for stoners? Is SMOKE a social platform just for the cannabis community or it could become something more? These are questions I ask myself everyday.
SMOKE is slowly but surely becoming THE cannabis social network on the web. Thanks to the blockchain we can be almost 100% curtain that SMOKE will survive a censorship war. Cannabis culture is being driven away from platforms like Facebook, Reddit, Google etc. I guess the main reason is that they have a monetary incentive not to advocate weed and its benefits. As more and more platforms are being pressured to take down cannabis related pages people will start to search for alternatives, and will come to SMOKE eventually. I'm sure we still have a long way to go to reach mass adoption, not to mention global cannabis legalisation. We are getting there. The first steps are always the hardest.
If SMOKE does not fail under the pressure of the crypto market and institutions we have a real chance to build a social network for the next generation Internet. A place for education and interaction with fellow stoners. An open platform for all. A place where censorship is cast only upon the bad apples in the basket. It may sound like a Utopian idea, but now for the first time in human history we have the technology to achieve that, if only we start to work together for a common goal! I don't know about you, but I envision SMOKE as an open platform for anyone to join, regardless if they use cannabis or not. After all it is a social media. SMOKE should welcome all. Some of the top smokers here are artists, poets and painters. They are very successful on SMOKE even if they don't grow or sell weed. I think there is a place for everybody under the blockchain as long as they use it with respect and caution.
As more people join SMOKE we are going to see an increase in #offtopic posts. More tags are going to be created that will not be connected with cannabis. I personally don't see any harm in that as long as we help new users use the appropriate tags and handle spam. Where many failed we can excel. I like to keep SMOKE a cannabis social media, but I don't want to see it fail because we could not handle the flock of new users who have no idea what they are doing here once they join. To many it may look like just another social media, but SMOKE can much more. Let's educate each other and help SMOKE achieve its full potential!