October 29, 2014
Over the past few months, a couple new social media platforms have come out that are giving Facebook a run for it's money.
Ello, is an "invite only" social media network that is meant to be a "private" network. So far, it seems Ello is still pretty private, because people are still saying they have not been accepted. Moreover, users have complained that Ello is still buggy, however that is expected on a new platform.
The newest one to hit the internet, is tsū. This social media platform is unlike any other, as it "pays its users to invite friends, post, comment, and share." According to Sebastian Sobczak, the platforms creator, "It will give 90 percent of its ad revenue back to users."
Tsu’s philosophy is that “all content creators, which is basically every social user, should receive royalties for the commercial use of their image, likeness and work,” Mr. Sobczak told Op-Talk. “They essentially do all the work, they should get rewarded with the lion’s share.”
This is especially good news for the alternative news media, which mostly uses Facebook and Twitter to share news stories the mainstream media ignores or waters down. Content creators, writers, and activists will now have a chance to earn a little bit of money for all of the hard work they selflessly put in.
Tsu is still relatively new, so like Ello, it experiencing some glitches. However, from what I have seen, it is quickly growing and seems to be working smoothly overall. Only time will tell what will happen with Tsu, but I think it is going to go viral in the coming weeks.
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