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Persona Paper Mentioned on CNN

An article in CNN Money mentions Persona Paper as a paid-to-write social media site, giving it equal status with sites such as Tsu and Bubblews, which are also mentioned.

You may remember that last year, Bubblews managed to get a bit of attention in the press, even as it started to unravel. But I think that this is the first time that Persona Paper has been mentioned in an article about social media sites that pay revenue share to those who contribute content.

Of note is that none of the other newly-launched sites like CGP and BestWriters were mentioned. Apparently, CNN considers Persona Paper and Bubblews to be the big contenders in this particular arena.

Of course, the article was really about Ashton Kutcher's launch of a new social media site called A+ . It's a site that invites users to create content that can go viral, like Buzz Feed, and users must aim to attract the attention of celebrities with their submissions. But content will only be paid for if the articles go viral or if the editors like them well enough to feature them on their Home page. So, A+ will not be a revenue-sharing site like PP or BB or even Tsu.

If you're interested, you can read the article at CNN Money:

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Squidwhisperer wrote on February 26, 2015, 8:38 AM

It's always reassuring to get confirmation that one exists, eh...

Kungfu123 wrote on February 26, 2015, 8:53 AM

It's so good to know this news. Hope Persona Paper turns better and better.

Anja wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:08 AM

Indeed. I am still waiting for that confirmation for myself.

Anja wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:09 AM

At least Persona Paper is now being recognized by the press and is being discussed. There's a link to the site in the article, too.

MaeLou wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:27 AM

Interesting. We weren't even aware of the mention. That is great news for us!

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:42 AM

That is great to hear. This could help PP to grow more

SebastianOnciu wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:48 AM

That is great news, indeed. This mention should attract more people to Persona Paper, at least out of curiosity, and help the site grow bigger and bigger!

Feisty56 wrote on February 26, 2015, 9:56 AM

Recognition, even not the main topic, for Persona Paper by a well-respected and popular site such as CNN is very exciting! I believe it can only mean good things for PP and everyone associated with it. Such mention legitimizes everything the owners/administrators have done and are doing. Thanks for this upbeat information!

UK_Writer wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:37 AM

LOL - "users must aim to attract the attention of celebritie" - yeah, we'll pay peanuts for you to achieve the impossible.
Seriously, if Justin Bieber were reading anything I write I'd say he needs to get a life :)
A+ were in trouble last year for plagiarism, so they weren't on the ball. As for this geezer, never heard of hi.

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Anja wrote on February 26, 2015, 11:32 AM

They linked to PP, so that can't be bad. You may see some traffic from it and CNN is a valuable backlink.

LeaPea2417 wrote on February 26, 2015, 11:52 AM

That is very good that this site got press coverage. Every bit of that helps.

arthurchappell wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:02 PM

sounds great that PP got a mention - contriving viral features seems an odd marketing idea - gushing patronizing platitudes of the we love (insert the name of celeb of choice) sounds like the plan there

FreyaYuki wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:23 PM

This is pretty cool - about Persona Paper being mentioned in that article. Did they link to the site too? That'd be god for backlinks.

JeanC wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:23 PM

I strongly suspect the that new venture will fizzle after a while, getting people to write for them in hopes someone famous will share the article is going to mean a LOT of disappointed people. I will stick with Persona Paper, Tsu and Wikinut. The progress may be slow, but slow and steady wins the race and those pennies will build up emoticon :smile:

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Anja wrote on February 26, 2015, 1:29 PM

I think that Kutcher is quite savvy with social media, so that is a plus. He wants people pontificating about social issues - there is no dearth of people willing to do that for nothing at all. And he's famous and people will flock to write and hope that someday he will "share" what they've written.

Anja wrote on February 26, 2015, 1:30 PM

Yes , they linked to the site, which is a real plus in terms of a solid backlink.

MelissaE wrote on February 26, 2015, 3:39 PM

That is fantastic. The more we're in the spotlight the better. I'm not interested in the AKUCHER site, but someone might be.

GemstonePink wrote on February 26, 2015, 5:13 PM

Thank you so much for alerting us to this news. It is nice to have PP given some worthwhile exposure.

allen0187 wrote on February 27, 2015, 2:11 AM

Safe to say that Persona Paper is getting more popular and getting the attention it rightfully deserves. Hopefully, the good feedback gets more people joining the site.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 6:08 AM

Anja This is very good news, and proves that PersonaPaper is started to get noticed. Thanks for sharing this information.

VinceSummers wrote on February 27, 2015, 7:19 AM

What? They didn't mention Quirky Science - my site? It pays revenue. Okay. It all goes to me... such as it is...

SLGarcia wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:19 PM

Hopefully that will bring more interest here. Something like A+ is not a site I would have any interest in. Why on earth would I want to get the interest of celebrities!

valmnz wrote on March 18, 2015, 8:33 PM

That is encouraging news, especially as the other new ones weren't mentioned. I wonder if anyone watching the programme, other than you, actually cared?

irenen1 wrote on June 15, 2015, 7:53 AM

Interesting but we know how volatile existence on the internet is.

paigea wrote on June 20, 2015, 4:22 PM

That is interesting that Persona paper got a mention on CNN!

VinceSummers wrote on June 21, 2015, 8:22 PM

I have no desire to attract celebrities. None whatsoever. I am no respecter of persons -- most of all of persons who fall into this category.