Tsu the new social network that pays YOU

Tsu the new social network that pays YOUIts seems social networks are popping up all over the place, now we have Tsu the new social network that pays YOU, which is SO different to the new ELLO social network we have just all joined because its NOT going to have adverts – this one thinks you are going to not mind at all about the adverts because YOU will be being paid.

And it just shows you, that no one really does care – as they are still signing up in droves.

Tsu the new social network that pays YOU

Tsu – pronouced Sue – was launched this week and people are flocking to it, unlike the recent launch of ELLO which was all under a big cloak of suspense and mystery and you had to get invited to join, and these were few and far between, with Tsu you are seeing these links http://www.tsu.co/Michelledh popping up everywhere and there is no limit to the amount of uses – its just a persons vanity URL, but it will take you to the log in – sign up page immediately.  This is where it reeks of MLM because people sign up you get paid and you will earn money from those people – there is like a family tree section which you will see who is under you and who is above .. I don’t like MLMs purely because I feel they usually are cheesy and there is nothing for us there but this is a social network and it looks pretty funky.

Its seems that the reason Tsu can cope with this this amount of people jumping on the network all at once is because it has had over 7 million dollars in investments! This is where the payments are coming from for your posts, you will get paid for posting and inviting, eventually, they say!  I doubt it will be much. Update – It shows in my TSU account that I have earned $0.54 in a week this is by posting 1 or 2 posts a day and putting about 3 invites out there. I’m not sure if or how or when you get the money out though – at that rate probably in about 2 years. 

Tsu the new social network that pays YOU

First thing you normally do is add your profile picture, This is new and different, love it, you can add frames, shapes, sizes, change colours, airbrush – all sort of things before you add your profile picture, very clever. Soon to be seen on other networks!

Tsu social network

This network is very easy to use, and very user friendly – again very unlike ELLO who made us learn a new way of doing things, which actually was quite fun, like going back to basics. However you won’t have any trouble using Tsu as it is just the same as all the others, add an image, comment, like, tag, @message – I guess its a mixture of Facebook and Twitter, thats how it feels.  Looks like Facebook, works more like Twitter.

Tsu Mobile App

Tsu do already even have mobile apps which is great, we love it to be cross platform don’t we, but as yet I’ve not really heard great things about the app – someone said it was difficult to upload an image and a few people said they were deleting it, I’ve not tried it yet, so I will have to come back to you on that. Update – Yes the app isn’t great, it doesn’t always post images and it doesn’t often update correctly. 

Right now, its very busy with everyone following and friending and posting but we will see, how it goes.

Check it out, there is no harm in trying. http://www.tsu.co/Michelledh  <— this is my invite to let you in.

 

Update – After just over a week on Tsu the spammers and scammers have arrived, and they are ruining the experience – people are inviting others like crazy because they want to earn money for nothing online, and so many posts about how to earn money on TSU – what you should or shouldn’t be doing!   Also I found myself in 3 facebook groups this week none of which I was asked if I wanted to join. Some are still using the network properly by sharing interesting content but others have gone mad with so many posts etc – I did hear but I’m not sure if its implemented that TSU are going to limit the amount of posts.  

Oh no not another post about ELLO the new social network – My thoughts

Ello the new social network – if you’ve not heard about it by now, I wonder where you’ve been.   I’ll give you some background incase you haven’t read about it yet.

Ello was started as a private network between a few artists and programmers @budnitz @bergerfohr @todd @lucian @gv @mk @jayzes @cacheflowe which grew and grew and they eventually decided to build a public version, which is now being rolled out mostly via invites from other users.

The hook with Ello is that this social network is totally ad-free and Ello doesn’t sell your data to third parties and they say that unlike all of the other social networks that started ad-free and changed their policies about protecting our data – Ello won’t do that.

Ello really created a stir, I don’t think this was actually just their manifesto that did this but the way they are making people wait for invites – probably so the servers don’t crash with everyone trying to get on at once but this making us wait has had us itching to see what we are missing. (Well it did me)

ELLO the new social network

Ello IS in Beta

Yes, what you see now on Ello isn’t the finished version it is in beta and 2 months  ago they created this list of things to come, which I assume they are adding to.  So before you dismiss it without even trying it because you don’t like what it looks like.  I’d cut them some slack – and see how it unfolds.

Coming Soon

  • NSFW settings
  • Notification Center
  • Enhanced search & discovery
  • Inappropriate content flagging
  • Audio integration (Soundcloud)
  • Private accounts
  • Rich (multimedia) commenting
  • Mobile web refinements
  • Repost w/ author attribution
  • Notification Center
  • Online/offline user designation
  • Love + Love bookmarking stream
  • Emoji index
  • Video integration (Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram & Vine)
  • @@ Private Messaging
  • Auto-push posts to other networks
  • iOS & Android mobile apps

Looking forward to the mobile app!

ELLO the new social network

My thoughts about Ello the new social network

Well right now, it looks very plain – and at first I thought ewww I don’t like this – but actually its grown on me.  I do like it.

Usage – It feels very clunky and awkward to use at first. – but you do get used to it and there are some tips and tricks to learn which is fun – such as if you press CTRL/CMD and enter you don’t have to search around for the post button.  I also didn’t realise that there is actually a edit button. At first it wasn’t clear at first how to add a picture,  there is an upload button or you can drag and drop which I love – this is very fast actually.  Much simpler than other networks.

Other cheats are

You can use one asterisks * either side of your *word* to create italics –

Two asterisks **bold** to create bold words

If you put an asterisk and then a space you can bullet points with lists.

You can use standard emoji – :ello: puts the ello logo – 😉 🙂 :sleepy: those sorts of emojis work.

Friends – Its hard to find friends – you can either click on DISCOVER and type the names you are looking for in search or the simplest way is to stalk friends that you have with lots of friends on Ello and you will find people there.  There is also a website that shows the most active, the most followed and featured users, which is most helpful – you can add your self to it too. Check out – https://shello.co its a great help!

Notifications – The only notifications you actually get is by email so you have to scroll through your wall to see what you have missed. I don’t mind that at this stage as I’ve only got 66 friends.  So hopefully notifications are coming soon, they are on the list.  You can add people to your noise list if they are too much for you – so you can keep friends and noise separate, at the moment I’m not finding too much noise so my friends are all on my friends list.

All in all I like it now, it took a few days to grow on me but I like how users are using it – people that don’t engage on Twitter or Facebook are actually using Ello and chatting to people …as yet there is no automation available so if you are going to sign up and use it, thats exactly what you have to do – use it.  And I really really like this, after all its not the platform that makes the network is the users and how they use it … I think so.  I’ve already connected with some new people and thats what I love!    I’m not sure how long they can keep automation out as this would probably bring more users, but I hope they can, as its giving such a nice feel to the network.    Also another great thing is since I’ve signed up I’ve had lots of people coming to look at my blog to check me out. So thats another bonus.   I don’t think its going to be a Facebook killer as its been suggested but I’m happy to add it to my list of networks that I use right now, and will watch for updates.

I wanted to set up my account this @michelledh but there was a problem with that account I couldn’t log back in- so Ello sent me another code – and I am now @techieminx  connect with me there.