As most of you who knew what Tsu was know by now, Tsu went dark this week (i.e. closed down). It was a social networking platform that started out a bit like facebook, but you got paid for your content. It was pretty good to begin with and I made some really good contacts, it helped increase my creativity and productivity too. It had its problems and it tried too hard to be the next big thing.
Anyway, last year I made quite a few stop motion videos I probably wouldn’t have made if it wasn’t for Tsu, so I thought it would be appropriate to make one more to say goodbye.
As some as you may know I can be found on the Social Network Tsu (click here for your personal invitation to join). This network is different from most others because it pays you a percentage of it’s advertising revenue (it only takes 10% for itself, the rest is divided between the people who make the content, and those who have referred them). Most people aren’t going to make a lot of money from Tsu (maybe 2-10cents a day) for posting what they would normally post on other networks or on their blog, but hey! it’s something, right? A lot of people on Tsu transfer their earnings to one of the many registered charities on Tsu.
You can ‘cash in’ your Tsu dollars when the total reaches $100 or more. Whilst you can not add to your Tsu bank from external sources (i.e. there is no way you can transfer money into it using PayPal, etc) you can accept transfers/payments/donations from other users.
Felt.Buzz has found Tsu a really friendly place to hang out, with many different types of people from all over the world, many of them very creative. He has also made several sales to people he has ‘met’ on Tsu (directing them to Etsy, or taking payments via paypal).
On the social network Tsu Felt.Buzz has got caught up in a pie fight. It got messy, and there were people who ended up with egg (custard) on their face. Unfortunately a pie was left lying around and mild mannered Walter White sheep found it. Things can only go from Baaaaaad to worse…
Tsu is a social network that pays users a share of the advertising revenue they receive. WARNING: you are not going to get rich on it! But the few cents a day you make you can donate to charity and we are having fun whilst we do it. There is a real emphasis on creating original content, sharing and learning, and being a part of it has really helped with my creativity. If you want to join you can do so by clicking on this link
Videscape is an alternative to YouTube. They pay creators of videos (originalcontent only!) 1 cent for every play. Check out their site: they are real nice people too!
I’ve mentioned before that I can be found on the social network site Tsu (you can find me here: tsu.co/FeltBuzz, and if you aren’t yet a member you can join by clicking this link too). The site gives 90% of it’s revenues back to it’s users, and a lot of that money is being given to charity. There is currently a competition (with the winner getting to choose which charity receives the donation) called #antwar (check it out, it’s fun). Here is my entry: