As far as creating docs, a person still has to know and comprehend whatever it is they are documenting etc.
The Bitshares team can use some of their budget to pay bounties for documentation. Any of us could do that job. Memes on the other hand are not just a matter of comprehension. Memes are carefully designed with a specific purpose (to be as infectious as possible).
It is all about time invested and creating a system to pay people fairly for their time.
I agree with that but for documentation a bounty would work. Memes take a lot more thought than just writing a step by step guide. Memes are designed and are a lot like viruses which infect people with ideas.
I'm not sure memes are more skill than luck.
Learn about memetic programming/memetic algorithms, it's not luck at all. Linguistics, memetics, framing, suggestion, all of that is skill. If you think it's luck then that is your opinion but I've seen how memes are designed and know it's a process which requires skill.
Documentation still requires someone actually doing it. You can get stoner kids photoshopping up memes all day for free TBH.
Okay go get these stoner kids to design some great memes. See if you can do that.
I'm sure you can also get some of them to write documentation because that is a lot easier than an effective meme. Anyone can make up a meme which isn't very effective but it's hard to create a meme which people find appealing, amusing, funny, enough to actually share and play with. If you think otherwise show me a lucky meme.
There is definitely some skill. Perhaps just paying people for quantity works, because it creates momentum as everyone tries to out do each other on the same theme.
It's a lot of skill. Have you heard of Frank Luntz? How you frame things is very important.
This requires you have a large enough vocabulary to choose appealing words, and you have to pay close attention to how the word sounds in people's heads, as well as how their subconscious will visualize the metaphor. That is why I had to correct some of the word choices that the Bitshares team was talking about using like "Trustee" which is a terrible word choice. Delegate was settled on for a reason and I don't think it was luck.
Unfortunately I think Protoshares is a bit too serious for memes. I'm still interested in the meta idea though. Different content has different needs etc.
I disagree. Humor is something people remember. Why do you think comedy central has news shows like Jon Stewert? Why is Bill Maher popular? Why do we remember stuff that comedians said for so many years as if we hear it yesterday but who of us remembers what was said on CSPAN?
In documentation, you want to incentivize people to continue editing and refining.
It's the same with memes. The difference is that bad documentation can still be used. A bad meme on the other hand can completely destroy a product to the point where no one will ever touch it. Memes are far more powerful for certain things and while documentation is important it's not the documentation which attracts the casual users.
You want market cap? You gotta get the people who discover it through a joke. You can use a cryptoequity magazine to get the hardcore people.