You may be of the opinion that the world doesn’t need another social network, but a new one is here. Tsu is a new social site – more like Facebook than Twitter or Instagram – but it boasts one important difference from all three. It will pay out 90% of its advertising revenue to users.
It seems to me that this has a good chance of taking off with teens, many of whom are typically:
- Happy to be early adopters
- Usually broke
- Spend a ton of time on social media anyway
- Very aware of the fact that parents and grandparents are on Facebook
According to an article at re/code, users can earn money in three ways: the number of views that their posts get, by referring friends, and by the number of views that their referred friends get.
I signed up for an account this morning and also downloaded the iOS app and took a look around. The account creation process was quite simple and the Privacy Settings, pictured at right, are much more straightforward than those of Facebook. And in a nice touch, users own their own content.
Tsu claims to be invitation-only, but I was able to sign up by finding the name of an existing user.
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