Should have done my research first
After two weeks of spending every available hour on Tsu , last night I finally snapped and deleted my account.
I wish I hadn't even bothered to sign up, and that I had done my research properly first, reading articles like Amanda Blain's for example.
I have seen posts by both the mega-users she mentions, and I really fail to see how you can feel connected to that number of 'friends'. I had 14 friends and 15 followers, many of whom were posting links to work they'd published elsewhere. The ones I denied were posting copyrighted photos that they had no right to be posting.
So, here are the reasons why Tsu, to me, was a complete waste of my time.
- They pay in US Dollars. By check. Not PayPal.
- Cashout is $100. Yes. ONE HUNDRED GREENBACKS.
- You earn 1 cent for 1,000 likes.
- To reach the dizzying heights of earning that one cent took me 14 days, several hours a day.
- The copyright issue of all those photographs everyone insisted on spamming me with.
- The spam 'nice post' comments that made Bubblews look like a beginner.
- Total strangers asking to friend me. You're not my friend. I never met you before.
- The numbers of friends/followers you were likely to need to make any sort of impact.
- How many times do you want to see the same popular post shared in your feed?
- A photograph with no commentary is not a post. I am immediately suspicious about it. Where's your story about your fabulous holiday?
So, I have to say, thank you to Ruby3881 for giving me the chance to sign up for Tsu. But my initial feeling about it merely being a Facebook ripoff with the promise of payment seems to have been correct, at least in my experience. I earn more on Bubblews for the same amount of time, and I have better community feeling from here than I ever found at Tsu. And my dislike of FacePalm/FartBlot is well known.
Another thing that confounds me. Many people these days (myself included) run adblockers so that the issue of the Disco Bees popup ad (for instance) won't affect me. How are advertisers going to make money by advertising on websites when everyone runs adblockers and won't see their crummy ads in the first place? And if a site relies on advertising revenue to pay its contributors, how are they going to be paid if no one is clicking on the ads?
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