Tsu One Month Later: Rule-Breakers on the Rise
Tsu launched its platform this fall to a lot of fanfare over the fact that they were the site that cares about the content creator. They would respect people's ownership of their content, they would pay up to 90% of their ad revenue back to the people – unlike Facebook. This was a site for quality of content and quality interaction.
“Follow4follow” was not allowed on the site. Begging for followers, friends or shares was a breach of the site rules. People were warned, messages about what constituted spam went out to all users, and recidivists were deleted from the site. Tsu was breaking new ground in social networking, pioneering a site with a positive atmosphere, where ethical use of social media was the focus.
And it was still lots of fun!
Then things changed.
Quality of Content Takes a Dive
Once users figured out that the “up to 90%” of ad revenue only amounted to a penny or two a day, they started gaming the system in order to earn more. Two of the most popular ways to do that were to post lots of content guaranteed to get likes and shares, and to game the system by using giveaways and false claims about how earnings on Tsu are calculated, in order to trick other users into liking, sharing and commenting on content.
Doesn't that stuff violate the AdSense rules?
Will Tsu Take Appropriate Action?
So the question now is whether Tsu will take the same sort of action in the face of copyright infringement and traffic manipulation that it did with spam. Will it educate members and send warnings to those who violate the rules? Will it delete those who continue to break the rules? Or will it go with the flow like other sites have in the past, waiting to be warned itself before it takes action to eliminate the abuse?
What are your thoughts? Do you think Tsu is acting promptly? What would you like to see the site do to improve the situation?
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