Minnow is a term which is generally applied to a Steemit users who is relatively new to the platform, or, who has yet to built up a large amount of STEEM Power (SP). Therefore, their influence over aspects of the website steemit.com such as voting power and payouts tend to be quite minimal. This is especially true when comparing these users to those dubbed "Whales" or "Dolphins" who have in general been active on Steemit much longer, built up larger amounts of Steempower and also have higher reputations.
Minnow Voting and Tipping
Minnows have very little ability to influence the direction that votes take, as their votes are not worth very much. It would take many minnows voting power combined to affect a post. Some speculate this quanitity of minnow votes may even be in the hundreds of minnow votes on a post or comment, and that is just to make them worth the same in votes as one whale.
Minnows can not up vote content and immediately give it a "tip" at the same time. At most, a minnow vote might be able to earn you $.01, as the new users in the minnow category slowly rise through the early Steempower numbers.
The site Steem Whales publishes a ranking of Steem users by Steempower in https://steemwhales.com/?p=1&s=power and also shows a graph with the current Steempower availability and shared among the users. To make this graph, steemian @heimindanger, creator of the site, defines Minnows as the 10% to 100% users who controls the 10% of the STEEM Power (SP).
The site Steemd publishes a ranking of the Steempower distribution too, in https://steemd.com/distribution In their graph the accounts levels are defined as dust, newbie, user, superuser, hero, superhero and legend. In August 2016 steemian @elyaque considered a Minnow the users bellow the "hero" level, at that time it meant the possession of 10 million VESTS. The same criteria was adopted by the image tool site SteemPixel.com creator @kurtrohlandt.
- Early XMAS Update on SteemWhales.com Written by @heimindanger in December 2016
- How many Steempower you need to have to be a Minnow, Dolphin or a Whale? Written by @elyaque in July 2016
- Introducing Steem Status - by steempixel.com Written by @kurtrohlandt in August 2016
- Steemit : https://www.steemit.com
- Steem Whales (SP Ranking) : https://steemwhales.com/?p=1&s=power
- Steemd (Distribution) : https://steemd.com/distribution
- @feedyourminnows : https://steemit.com/@feedyourminnows Minnow upvote bot created by Scrooger (@scrooger) and launched in August 30, 2017. Retrieved in June 27, 2018
- @chitty : Whales & Minnows on Steemit June 2016
- @crypt0 : Steemit: Whales, Dolphins, and Minnows- The Importance of Steem Power on Steemit July 2016
- @stellabelle : A Questionnaire For Whales And Solutions For FRUSTRATED MINNOWS: Comments Are Needed, Don't Have To Upvote August 2016
- @omfedor : Solutions for Frustrated Minnows and realization of Social Justice in Steemit. (Response to @stellabelle's post) August 2016
- @tkembo : Whats the difference between Minnows, Dolphins and Whales on steemit? & why should you care? October 2016
- @barrydutton : A Minnow Speaks: My Open Letter to the Steemit Community... The good, bad and the ugly. January 2017
- @smysullivan : SteemIt a Minnows Tale! January 2017
- @pitterpatter : Steemians Could You Help a Minnow March 2017
- @scooter77 : So you want to go to STEEMFEST - #minnowsupportproject STEEMFEST Contest June 15, 2017
- @robertdurst10 : MINNOW HELP - A Guide to Some of the Top Minnow Support Services July 5, 2017
- @mikeparker : Steemians: 11 Tips that Got me $100 an Article as a Minnow August 9, 2017
- @fabiyamada : If you want to stop being a minnow... October 19, 2017
- @whatsup : My Co-Dependent Adopt A Minnow Plan... December 11, 2017
- @corina : A little Encouragement for Newbies and Minnows! April 18, 2018
- @fitinfun : Minnow Tips! Get Upvotes Now! June 2, 2018
- @whatsup : Another Dumb Story About When I Was a Minnow June 3, 2018
- @steevc : The 10k Minnows project February 25, 2019
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- Main topics
- Minnow Support Project
- Reputation System
- STEEM Power (SP)
- STEEM Tokens
- YouTube - Trevor Lyman Channel : Save The Minnows! An Idea for Improving Steemit New User Retention Video by @trevorlyman, published in 6/3/2017
- Dailybitcoin : Easy steps minnows became successful using butterfly effect on Steemit Written by dailybitcoinnews, published in 11/22/2016
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