Steem is a blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers to monetize content and grow community. It uses an energy efficient consensus algorithm called Delegated-Proof-of-Stake (DPOS) where your interaction with the content is turned into a type of "mining" of new digital currency.
Facebook and Google made money by selling user's data to Advertisers. With blockchain technology your data belongs to you.
Interact and directly reward creators of content without an intermediary. Every interaction is recorded onto the blockchain for transparency.
Everyone has a voice as long as it aligns with and respects the values of the community you want to be a part of. Find your community.