Think of yourself as a content creator or a subject-matter expert.
What's the first thing that happens when you go online to the platform where you interact with your followers?
You are confronted with a loaded inbox, full of queries waiting to be answered. There are people out there who need a bit of your time and your knowledge. You want to help them, but you have a few problems - a) You do not have enough time to respond to everyone, and b) You need to sort through the queries and figure out which are genuine, repeated, or just SPAM.
Now imagine that you are somebody looking to learn something. You need an expert's advice. But you have two problems - a) You do not have any sure way of knowing that a certain expert or creator is actually good at providing advice, and b) You do not have a way of ensuring that your query is seen and answered.
AMA Fans provides you with a Social Inbox that makes one-to-one communications more reliable, valuable, and secure.
First, you can only send a query or make a post on AMA fans if you have attached the minimum required amount of cryptocurrency with it. If you have to send someone a query or a message on the platform, then you must attach the minimum bid they have set. Else, they will not receive the message.
Second, AMA Fans is block-chain based, so every user on the platform has an on-chain reputation that improves depending upon the ratings they receive from people they have interacted with.
Third, AMA Fans is hosted on Web3 where your data is not being tracked. This ensures your interactions remain between you and the person you're messaging. Your privacy remains uncompromised and your inbox remains SPAM-free.
By incentivizing social interactions in a secure manner, AMA Fans ensure that messages exchanged on the platform remain valuable - literally and figuratively!.
What are AMA Public, AMA Private, and Post?
AMA Public: refers to Ask Me Anything publicly. Anybody can reach out to you by sending a minimum crypto tip with a message which will be visible to everybody.
AMA Private: When somebody reaches out to you privately by sending the minimum tip. The message sent to you will have end-to-end encryption i.e Nobody except you and the other person can read the message.
Post: It is like a one-to-many communication where you will have to pay a minimum amount to post anything on ama.fans. The minimum amount required to create a post ensures that there will be no manipulation by spam bots or at least the spam bots will have to spend a lot of money. Other users can tip on your post if they find it interesting.
How does it work?
Anybody can reach out to you on AMAfans by sending a minimum initial tip (in CELO - a crypto-currency) with the message (Text or Video). You can claim all the tips by responding to the message. If you failed to reply to the message within the deadline, the sender of the message can reclaim back the tip sent with the message. Public AMA sent to your and asked by your can be viewed by going to your profile link (https://ama.fans/<your username>).
What is a tip and what purpose does it serve?
A AMA has two types of tips: Initial tip sent by the creator with the AMA + additional tips sent by other users. Other than creating a AMA yourself and sending the initial tip, You can increase the tip of other AMAs if you are interested in speeding up the response time.
A Post can be tipped by anyone. Tips received on post are given to the creator of the post.
Please elaborate on the purpose of tips by users other than the original sender?
Let us take a simple example. You sent a AMA to someone who is an influencer/celebrity in the area of cryptocurrency asking "Which cryptocurrency to buy?" or maybe you asked a question to a famous youtube creator about his recent video. Along with the question, you also sent the bare minimum bid. Now, try to put yourself in the shoes of the concerned influencer/celebrity, who is already getting a lot of AMAs. They would have to select which AMAs to respond. The obvious sorting is based on the tip sent with the AMA. Your AMA might go unanswered because it might be at the bottom of the list. But, let us say your AMA was super interesting and other people also wanted to know the answer or also wanted to ask the very same question. So to increase the chances of it getting answered, they can add more tips to the question.
What is the difference between the Initial AMA (public) tip and the Initial AMA (private) tip?
Initial AMA Public tip: The initial tip that other users will have to send with their public messages meant for you. Initial AMA Private tip: The initial tip that other users will have to send with their private messages meant for you. Both can be set at different values. If you don't want your fans to pay for the public AMA, You can set 0 as your “Public AMA Minimum tip” but “Private AMA Minimum tip” cant be set to zero. You can whitelist a user if you would like to receive a AMA without any initial tip. You can choose both these settings by going to the “settings” page on your profile.
Why AMAfans is deployed on Blockchain?
We have been aspiring to solve the spam problem for almost a decade. The Tip option with real money could have been made available with fiat currency also but cross-fiat settlements would have taken days, not to mention the exorbitant exchange fees. AMAfans is only possible because of the advantages offered by Blockchain over the conventional payment methods and centralized tech stack. Instant payment settlement without any intermediary and data integrity are the key components of AMAfans.
What is CELO?
We wanted to deploy AMAfans on a chain with affordable transactions fees so that our customers wouldn't have to spend too much on fees. The chosen Blockchain should also have EVM compatibility while having comparable security and decentralization. After a lot of research, we decided to deploy AMAfans on CELO because it is good in all aspects.
Where I can buy CELO?
CELO ( Token name CELO) is a very robust pos chain. Since it's mainnet was launched in 2020, it's token is available on almost all the centralised, decentralised exchanges as well as on fiat onramp platforms.
A social inbox for a user is just one of the many options available, You can have a social inbox for your products, startups, community, etc on AMAfans where other interested users can send you messages.
Where I can change my initial tip settings and what effect it will have?
You can change the minimum tip in your settings page. From that point onwards, Other users will have to obey your to your minimum tip to send a message to you i.e they will have to send a tip greater than this minimum tip with their message.
What exactly is a deadline while sending a message?
The deadline is a time limit within which you are expecting an answer. After the passing of the deadline, The other user can't answer the message and you can claim back the sent tip whenever you want.
How is my wallet created when I am signing up with my phone number or email?
We have integrated a third-party plugin called Magic, which creates a custodial wallet on your email or phone number.
What purpose does About me/Bio is serving?
It might be a possibility that the other person might be looking for someone having your profile for their message. Choose your bio in your profile carefully to make it easier for other AMAfans users to reach out to you.