Think of the vast wealth accumulated by Mark Zuckerberg. It’s all thanks to us.
Did you ever give a thought like having money to post your scoffing pictures, funny thoughts and criticize your fellas in comments? A new social network says its goal is sharing among its users and including some of the “Profits”.
Bubblews, which is launching a new platform, aims to bring together people by giving a small slice of ad revenues to users for each time they post or share.
I naively assumed it was pronounced “bubble-use” I was, however, wrong. For the correct pronunciation is “bubble-ooze”
Founders Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari say bubblews.com will deliver advertising related to the content posted on the site — but contend that they are up front about this business model.
“We’re a business so we will have to monetize this, but we are willing to compensate you for your social interactions” Dixit told.
While other social networks promote themselves as a free place to mingle and share, they end up making money in “intrusive ways,” such as tracking users’ browsing histories, said Dixit.
Dixit and Zuccari said Bubblews will not “mine” data from users’ browsing history through files known as “cookies.” Instead, it will glean information from the postings themselves, which will have a minimum of 400 characters. “Because people are writing at least 400 characters, through the posts we can understand their personality” Dixit said.
Now each person becomes an identity, not a cookie, or something you spy on. The name merges the word “bubble” to symbolize one’s thinking and “news,” the founder says.
The first version of Bubblews launched in 2012 in beta or test mode, and the founders say it drew tens of thousands of people posting and as many as 20 million visitors from around the world.
All posts on Bubblews are public, and anyone may follow a topic tagged with a plus sign. This leads to more transparency and enables users without large groups of friends or followers to participate in conversations on topics ranging from the World Cup to World Peace.
It has its own sign language, which initial users might find confusing. The hash tag is actually a “+.” You tag each other with an “&.” And, yes, each post is called a bubble. Because bubbles are cuddly.
While the site will offer payouts, users are unlikely to get rich. People may earn about one cent per social interaction (either a like, comment, share or post) and can cash out when they have $50 in credits.
Zuccari said ”People are really pouring their hearts out. We have single mothers using Bubblews to purchase their children birthday gifts, college kids buying textbooks and volunteer groups sending supplies to third-world countries,” he noted.
Doesn’t that ooze beauty?