Just since mid-October, I've been hearing more and more about a relatively recent start-up in the world of social media, and this is one site that I actually think has the potential to be pretty cool.
The premise behind this site seems similar in many ways to the ubiquitous Facebook. You create a profile, and can post status update, photos, and share links. However, there's a major difference--on Tsu, you do not "sign away" the rights to any of the content that you create on the site. You remain the owner of your own content. In addition, their profit model means that individual profiles receive a share of the profits that their content brings in.
You know how most websites show ads alongside content? Tsu does this, too, only they've developed a model where each user earns a portion of the ad profits that their content brings to the site. Like Adsense, which I know many in the blogging world are familiar with, you have to reach $100 before payout, but if your content is attracting interactions from your friends and followers, the cents will continue to add up.
I thought that this site seems tailor-made for bloggers, who, on the whole, really like the idea of getting paid for the awesome content we create on a regular basis.
I don't think the site has really taken off yet, as there still seem to be relatively few people using it, but I think the idea has a lot of potential, and there's great benefit to signing up early for Tsu: they have designed the site so that you can only sign up through another person's profile, and the person who they signed up through will earn a percentage of what those who sign up through them will earn.
I hope I explained that as clearly as possible. Money matters are not my area of expertise, but I think the gist of it is, if you think this site sounds interesting, you should sign up through my profile and start getting all social and making the both of us some money!
What do you think about the role social media plays in the lives of bloggers?
On the other hand, what's your opinion of blogging/social media-ing for profit?