You may have seen articles about Tsu recently, I first came across it on Facebook. Articles like: Facebook is Blacking Out a Small Social Network Rival that Pays People for Posts. Now, there is some debate on whether facebook legitimately thought it was spam or if they were just afraid of the competition, but regardless.
Tsu’s philosophy is that it can share it’s ad revenue with the content creators, the people that actually make a social network worthwhile, and that’s its users. Now, obviously this isn’t a place to make quick cash online but it is an interesting concept – I share my photos and thoughts on social platforms and I’m fine with them making money but to share it with the users. Most articles claim Tsu is invite only, but I managed to sign up but you can use my link to sign up as well. It’s like other sites like swagbucks and dailyrewards that reward you for subscribers.
I’ve been using Tsu for about a week, I like it as another way to share my blog with the world. It is definitely the world, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of users in Canada (yet) but I assume that was the case with all social media sites, they had to start somewhere. The design of it feels like facebook, twitter and instagram mashed into one platform. You can also post from Tsu to other networks, although I don’t really use that function. You can use hashtags but most tend to start with tsu. There is “friends” and “followers” but since I plan on using it more like Twitter, rather than Facebook which is a little more private and geared towards my friends and family, I accept most friend requests that come my way but some people like to keep it separate. If they’re a follower, they can see your public stuff like on Twitter and friends is for things you choose to share privately.
I think there’s an opportunity for people who take tons of food photos, or diy bloggers or great lifestyle bloggers to find their niche. I think it will be interesting to see how the site develops over the next few months, it is already very popular in India and South America (just based on the users I’ve seen) but there is definitely a use for it in North America. Is it just another social media platform to have to learn? Perhaps, but I’m willing to give it a shot.
If you’d like to sign up, you can use my invite. And if you’re already on Tsu, let me know – I’m always looking for more people to follow.