Blinked was created to improve the way users find recommendations by enabling them to choose whom it follow, a functionality similar to other social media networks it is an existing social media platform for recommendations that is building upon the innovations in blockchain technology by integrating a proprietary Blinked is a Social Media Platform for Recommendations Where Users Share in Up to 90 Percent of Advertising Revenue.
A Blink is a recommendation made by any user. It can be anything including a person, product, place, event, service, technology or other recommendation. Blinks made by friends appear in the Feed and may be viewed by swiping sideways. Blinks made by all users may be viewed in Disco
Users on Blinked earn Blinked Gold for their contributions and recommendations. The more engagement a recommendation has with other users on the platform (likes, comments, etc.), the more a user may earn for that recommendation
The Blinked platform offers recommendations from friends, experts, influencers, and favorite, well-known publications that you may choose to follow. Following strangers is optional and it’s generally obvious when a user is promoting something versus genuinely recommending it. Promoting something means that you risk losing your followers, who can simply unfollow you. You can also be identified as a bad actor on the platform.
On the Blinked platform, A.I. algorithms will automatically match advertisers and viewers based on users’ own activity, so users can monetize their own data.
THE NEW BLINKED PLATFORM
The Blinked Feed :Users may view each Blink in the Blinked Feed made by users they choose to follow including any friends, influencers, experts or publications by swiping left to right in app.
Discover :Any user may find other new users, Blinks, influencers or publications and opt to follow them in Discover. A toggle is available to view images of them all categorically and a text field is available for a more defined search.
Map/Near Me : Any user may view recommendations made by friends nearby on a map, and may select either map or list view. Filters are available to view results categorically (i.e. Food & Drink or Shopping).
Profile :User profiles are available by tapping the upper right corner of the app. Profile images and settings may be adjusted. Users may also view any recommendations made by them to date. Filter categorically to see recommendations by city or category. Other users’ profiles are available by tapping their name or image anywhere viewed in app
Ask :Users may “Ask” friends for a recommendation. The Ask becomes visible in the feed only. Anyone following a user may respond.
Blinked Arcade : Users may exchange Blinked Gold (BGZD). for rewards in the Blinked Arcade.
Wallet Users may view totals of their BLKD token and BLKD Gold.
The Blinked token is for use on the Blinked platform, engineered to serve as the advertising and reward product itself. An advertiser, business or user purchases Blinked token, exchanges it for the performance token, Blinked Gold [BGZD], and uses it to either
(a) earn within the platform or
(b) offers it to the end-user for engagement with digital advertising content. There is no other purpose of use of the Blinked token.
The Blinked (BLKD) token shall be used to:
• serve as the entry token for users that will fund the Blinked platform;
• serve as the staking token for users worldwide to claim an administrative role in their territory;
• serve as the buy-in token with which advertisers will engage users;
• convert to the Blinked reward chip, Blinked Gold (BGZD) for the purpose of compensating users for their engagement on the Blinked platform; and
• serve as the exchangeable ambassador token that will allow for the stabilization of the Blinked reward chip, Blinked Gold (BGZD)
Blinked Gold (BGZD) shall be used for the purpose of rewarding users on the Blinked platform for:
• contributing in-app recommendations;
• watching and engaging with digital ads (removing centralized social media, television networks, etc.);
• other social and administrative activity (i.e., patrolling bad actors);
• peer-to-peer tipping for useful recommendations;
• redeeming rewards in the Blinked Arcade (i.e., airline tickets, hotels stays, products, services and similar); and
• conversion to Blinked (BLKD) token
RECOMMEND: Blinked users earn Blinked Gold (BGZD) by recommending things on the platform. Users may recommend anything (people, places, products, services, technology, events, etc.). The more likes and traction a recommendation gets from other users, the more is earned by the recommender.
VIEW ADS: Blinked users earn Blinked Gold by viewing optional, interestspecific ads/commercials on the platform. Only users who are engaged and active on the platform qualify to share in advertising revenue. No user can use the platform strictly for viewing ads and earning.
GET TIPPED: Blinked users earn Blinked Gold by getting tipped by other users who appreciate the recommendation made.
WIN CHALLENGES: Blinked users earn Blinked Gold by participating in challenges created by others users. A challenge is a contest whereby a user seeks to find the best recommendation from other users.
BECOME A LOCAL SALES ADMIN: Blinked users earn Blinked Gold by becoming Blinked Admins (patrollers) or Sales Admins (advertising sales persons).
THE BLINKED ARCADE
Users can exchange BLKD Gold for rewards in the Blinked Arcade. Rewards can include airline tickets, hotel rooms, products, services, dinners and more. The Blinked Arcade is funded by both Blinked and advertising partners. Blinked will prefund user rewards in the Blinked Arcade with funds raised during the ICO until revenue is generated from advertising sales.