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Will Ong.Social Be The Next Facebook Or The Next TSU?

The other day on our YouTube channel we released a brief overview of Ong.Social which is a brand new social network. Unlike several others this one is ‘built on the blockchain’, and has plans to begin paying out in cryptocurrency.  In fact, OnG is a cryptocurrency itself and over the weekend their ICO for this coin launched.

Exciting times lay ahead! Specifically for Ong.Social, which potentially could become the Next Facebook.

Then Again, will Ong.Social be the Next TSU?

TSU was an exciting social network that launched about two years ago, but went out of business. We attached ourselves to that network, and believed in the vision. However, there are plenty of reasons for why TSU didn’t make it. So many of these reasons stand as valuable lessons, that Ong.Social will want to avoid if it wants to become the Next Facebook.

That was TSU’s mission afterall, just like so many social networks. They are the granddaddy and so, naturally they are the goal as well.  If you’re running a social network and don’t want to become as big as facebook, then what are you doing?  Why are you even in the space for, if you aren’t striving to be the best!?

TSU took it’s jab, and did so unsuccessfully. I’ll give you a few reasons why right now.

The $100 minimum payout that TSU established was just far too high!   When earnings are based on views, and the value your profile is bringing to the network then those earnings are sure to vary. The way the business model was set up for TSU gave people with the ability to refer others, an advantage over others. It also made it much easier for some to reach the payout, than it did for others.

Being paid in ‘fiat dollars’ may also be a strategy that has exhausted itself.  Right alongside the idea of asking people to ‘pay to use a social network’, we have come to discover that no one really wants to be paid in dollars. Getting paid in cryptocurrency though? That’s a much more exciting proposition.

TSU also had too many changes to their compensation model, which I feel was  a reaction to yet another failure on their part. They added a report button, and that’s always a huge risk.   Whenever websites give the power to the community to regulate others on the community it’s problematic.  False flagging is a real challenge in the social network universe, and some companies handle these ‘reports’ better than others. The simple fact is, TSU was not ready to properly handle reports, which often led to people losing their social profiles and all accumulated earnings.

Once the word spread that people were losing their accounts on TSU, activity dropped.  With a business model who’s income is based on ads, which are tied to activity, it was a formula for failure. This led to changing the platform several times, and it simply never caught up!

If OnG.Social wants to be the Next Facebook, and avoid being the Next TSU, this is what they’ll want to do.

 

the ongcoin from ong.social

Don’t change anything from how it is right now.

That’s a major one… because eventually change will have to occur. Nothing ever stays the same and if it does, it usually falls behind the times. But OnG.Social has something good on it’s hands right now.   The plans for their future, that I have seen so far look great to me.

Currently you can request a payout whenever you’re ready. They are giving you a $10 bonus just to sign up, an then your earnings are based on ‘views and clicks’ from there on out. Currently you can be paid via paypal or request a check. However, in the future you’ll be able to cash out to multiple cryptocurrency wallets (BTC, ETH or WAVES)

A few more articles and conversations about Ong.Social from around the web

If you’ve followed TopnetworkersGroup for a while then you’re aware that we’ve been out in front of these social networks.  We aligned ourselves with Crazygood, and put a decent sized team into that opportunity.  Through TSU, we also had a large network of referrals who we hoped would benefit greatly.  Unfortunately those sites went out of business. That’s all part of business however. Risk comes with anything we attempt to do. As business men and women, we have to ask ourselves if simply using Facebook is good enough for us.  OneNameGlobal (ongCoin) has a vision for us that goes beyond facebook marketing ….

Do we want to be more than ‘just another marketer on facebook‘?  That’s the question for today …

You’re invited to check out the new social network here – be sure to add me when you get there.

 

 

 

TSU Social Network Review

Full disclosure about this TSU Social Network Review: I’ve been using TSU since November of 2014 when they launched this one of a kind platform, and I’ve enjoyed 90% of my time there.

Why only 90% you might ask? Well, keep reading as I’m going to get into what I love, and what I didn’t love – during my First Year on TSU.

So let’s get into what makes the TSU social network slightly different from the major social networks in our industry today. Naturally we have to start out by mentioning the giants, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, because they were largely responsible for ‘the idea’ behind TSU. Also, we have to take a moment to give props to YouTube, for being one of the first social ‘platforms’ to pay their content creators a portion of the ad revenue their videos generate, for YouTube.

Several social networks accept advertising dollars but none of them are sharing those profits with us.

That is where TSU comes in, and they sure made an entrance!

In just the first few weeks TSU crossed the 1 Million Members plateau and has continued to grow ever since.  In contrast it took Facebook 10 months, and Twitter took 24 months to reach 1 Million users.  Currently the social network has just over 4 Million users; although not all of them are as active as they really should be. What this means is that there is still a HUGE opportunity for anyone who takes advantage of what’s available right now.  You’ll find that as you read through my TSU Social network review, I’m going to be frank and honest with you.

In fact, that’s what I’ve been the entire time, when I shared some of my thoughts on the Censorship ‘issues’ on the network, some of which are still there.

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I’ve also shared a few other thoughts about what I LIKE/LOVE about the TSU social network already that I’ll list right now for reference :

What if people were using the TSU Social Network, like they use Other networks?

This is really where our review is going to get good. If you’ve already been looking around then you know by now that TSU is JUST like Facebook. I mean everything you can do on facebook (for the most part) is possible on TSU. I mean, what do we really USE facebook for anyways? Don’t most of us use them to keep in touch with friends and family? Don’t we use them to share what matters to us and to interact with people we like?

Well if that’s the case, why are so many of us choosing to do those things on a network that does NOT pay us; when there is a network that will pay us??

That’s really the Million dollar question folks.

Right now, far too many people have used TSU ‘to make money’ rather than, using TSU to be social.

If you’re looking at making money on TSU, the best way to do that is to just let it happen. Be social and let the rest take care of itself. You should be looking for OTHER ways to make money if you NEED money; This is not going to be a quick fix. However if you spend the time to refer others to the social network, who also do the same, you could end up in a VERY good position to benefit financially. Already there are members on TSU who are making $100 per month.  There’s also a whole lot of people only making  a few dollars, and a few pennies per month.

Whether it’s a few pennies or a few dollars; it’s more than you’re going to make on any other social network.

But, what if more people were using TSU every single day, like people do on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? I mean, the daily traffic on TSU now isn’t too bad. There’s a lot of active users. But what if there were MORE? For example; I’ve referred 65 people to TSU (as of this writing) and have a network of JUST under 700 people. Most of my network is not active.

IF they were active, I’d be easily crossing that $100/mo barrier that several others are crossing – every 30 days.

But if that were the case – there’d be even MORE money generated.

How much do the Censorship and False Flagging issues have to do with people not being as active as they should?  Not much at all.

The truth is, because people are using it ‘to make money’ when they see a few pennies they decide it’s not ‘worth the time’ ………..

People aren’t all that intelligent.

I’m not the first to say this, but we are living in a dumbed down society.

There are some people who won’t use TSU just because someone they know might benefit. They’d rather use social networks that Won’t pay them a dime; so that a total stranger can make money from the Content they are sharing every single day. Content matters. Content has value. And the way websites work, if your site is generating traffic – and you’re smart enough to monetize that traffic – you can make some really good money online. Facebook, for example, made over $250 Billion in 2014 – all from advertising; all because of how much Traffic they get each month.

How Much Money COULD the TSU Social Network Make You?

If you’ve been paying attention – the sky is the limit.

But a lot has to happen before TSU really turns into a ‘money maker’ for more people.

However, that’s very possible.

As each month goes by, more and more people hear about this network. More and more people sign up.

Eventually, it’s going to hit a point where ‘famous people’ are endorsing it, and that’s when TSU is going to take off. You know, in our society people don’t do anything unless the ‘celebrities’ endorse it first. While there are a few good celebrity endorsements on there already (Like Carmelo Anthony, 50cent and others) … it’s still not the kind of buzz it needs, to truly compete.

That being said – would you rather wait till that happens or get POSITIONED now?

Learn more about TSU, the Social Network that Pays here 

Get SIGNED Up and Create YOUR TSU profile Now 

Ello NSFW Email Is Big News – TSU Better Listen

(The ello nsfw email is big news and TSU better listen)

Ello 🙂

Seriously I’ve been waiting for the right moment to do that lol.

But let me not waste any of your time – as you have a LOT To sift through here. I will be as brief as possible in my pre-amble. Although it’s very necessary that I set this up for you.

Yesterday, I received an email from Ello – a new private social network that launched right around the same time as TSU; Both are invitation only – and naturally because of my network I got an invitation to both networks very early on. I joined both – and to this day I have only logged into Ello maybe 5 times total.

I signed up in November of 2014.

Around the same time I signed up for a new social network called TSU – a social network promising to pay it’s members for our posts. It was free, and I figured what the hell; worst case scenario it will be another source of traffic for me to use. Right from the start I liked TSU so much more than I liked Ello.

To be clear that is still my stance at the writing of this blog – However – ever since joining TSU There has been some bumps in the road; I mean that is always the case with anything new. So while I did expect the bumps, I cannot say I have been a fan of them all. Namely, what I will refer to as; Puritans and Quakers.

In the world of social networks most of the Puritans and Quakers hang out on what I like to call “Open Networks” – Sites like Google+ for example; where literally anyone can access anyone else on that network. This openness is also why there is a YouTube False Flagging problem  – because youTube is also an Open Network. Anyone with an account can log in and start posting comments on people’s videos. Anyone can give thumbs up, thumbs down; Or … flag your video.

I do not want to get into why that is a problem since I’ve already written about the problem twice now; (Also in this post about why Ray Higdon said bye bye to YouTube)

Please Listen.

I am about to share an email with you that I got from Ello – in this email you will see something that I feel the TSU community needs to listen to; and take heed – if they expect to survive the tumultuous nature of business. Any business can go out of business; and while I really love the TSU platform; if they allow what is happening on their network to continue; it will be the end of TSU.

The NSFW Policy must be changed.

the ello nsfw email

Here is the Ello NSFW email below ::

 NSFW Month on Ello.

Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by an awkward reversal), we decided to celebrate freedom of speech on Ello by naming March NSWF Month.

You can’t ban some content without seriously impacting freedom of speech for everyone.

The last people we want to dictate what we can’t say on the Internet are the advertisers that control big ad-based social networks. Ello doesn’t believe in censorship, and because Ello is ad-free, we will always be a dependable haven for free speech.

Help us celebrate NSFW Month on Ello by posting and discussing ideas about free speech, censorship, and why it’s important that Internet remain open and free.
Much Love,
Ello

PS. Some people love adult content. Other’s don’t. Ello is all about respecting each others’ point of view. You can always turn NSFW content on or off on your Ello settings page.

Read about Ello’s rules and NSFW policy here.

…. The TSU community MUST listen to what I am about to say.

Just because some people are offended by NSFW (Not safe for work) material, does not mean the person sharing it, has no right to share it. They can and will go to a different social network if they feel like TSU is jail. Censorship is not cool, and if TSU wants to be  a cool community, which Ello is so desperate to be – TSU must pay attention.

I had an incident on TSU early on that I never shared. I filmed it – and have the videos on ‘private’ in case I need to show them to people. Let me explain what happened and how it’s relevant to this Ello NSFW Email.

A gentleman opted into my email-list; and apparently it was his first time ever doing it because he thought the emails going out (automatically and pre-written I should add) – were specifically written to him. That’s a real good thing actually – and it’s one of my aims when I write emails to go out; I want the person reading it to feel like I am talking JUST to that person.

Apparently it worked too good with this guy.

He was already knit-picking at TSU (early on) – and had left comments on my wall outlining in great detail, why he felt Google+ was a better network than TSU; and why TSU wouldn’t last. So it was no surprise to me that he found flaws with me, after opting into my email list. Apparently the guys brother dies – a day or two after he gets on my email – and the message that goes out, reaches him at a bad time.

However his reaction was worse!

The guy starts slandering me on TSU; he shares the email that went out to over 1,000 people; and Inserts his Responses to what I wrote throughout; he even slips up and calls me a Monkey – and a Sub-Human Creature a couple of times.

I realize that’s ‘code language’ – for racial slurs – and while others may want to debate it; I know what I know – and I immediately Film and Document what has happened. Sadly I’m aware that other people will read what he writes; and will believe what he has to say; similar to how Officer Darren Wilson was believed – based entirely upon what he had to say – about that fateful day in Ferguson, MO.

It’s just one of the issues we all are forced to deal with while living in this kind of society; Now to tie this all in together.

The people who still practice racism in 2015 – are the same people who seek to control the freedoms of other people. The guy upset at an email i sent out, was attempting to get support – so that he could shut down my TSU account. Racist people have a big problem with educated black men. Any black man who dares talk in an intelligent manner is almost  immediately attacked with hate. However they will use words that ‘don’t sound as bad’ – in order to garner support for their darker agendas.

We need to know these things; as it will help us with deciding who’s leading us toward light; and who’s leading us away from light. People who want to oppress other people – are following dark masters; and we need to dis-empower those people; not empower them.

The Big News of this Ello NSFW email – is that they recognize how important it is to allow people to express themselves. Facebook and Twitter both have NSFW sections – Google+ and YouTube however; do not. They allow their members to act like cyber-police – reporting and flagging one another; They empower a cyber-kkk like collection of people, to decide who has the ‘right’ to express themselves; and who does not.

Declaring March NSFW Month, is going to send ripples through the Social Networking world; on the heels of the victory of Net Neutrality the TSU community must listen.

They (anyone) must overlook how they (infamous they) feel about a black man who speaks out about racism; whether they agree with what I have to say about that or not; and hear the clear message that it’s not okay for one human to attempt to silence another.

If TSU allows it; it will be the death of the network.

You read it here first.

TSU should embrace this moment; Change their NSFW Policy; add/or Create one; and let the members know that they will no longer be empowered to use TSU simply to go around tattling on other members.  The Ello NSFW email is a game changer – if only they were paying me to post; I’d immediately start using their network more.

Read more from outside outlets discussing the Ello NSFW Email: Declaring the month of March NSFW Month. Here’s to Freedom of Expression! To an Open Internet for all.

 *official disclaimer – we are not suggesting that you start sharing adult and NSFW material on your social media outlets. However this IS suggesting that we do not have a problem with people having the right to do so. Thanks for visiting;

*Update 12/18/2015 :: Did TSU ever Listen to what we had to say about the Ello NSFW approach?

I can’t really say for sure but, I’m still using the platform and so are millions of others. That’s my year review – which goes in depth on what I actually like about this platform. I also have to say that their handling of censorship issues has been pretty impressive as they use real Human beings for customer support. Where as the Ello NSFW approach sorta allows a hands off moderation for the people over at Ello, what TSU does by allowing people to report ‘possibly unsafe content’ works out, because actual people are handling the emails when Posts/Content is flagged and removed; Read more in the update. Meanwhile, in spite of the ello nsfw approach, I’m still barely ever using that site. It seems like they continue to improve but, I wouldn’t know!

TSU Social Network Review

Getting More People To Share your Social Media Posts

I want to take a few moments to discuss getting more people to share your social media posts. Recently I began using a new social network, TSU – the social network ‘that pays’ you and I for what we’ve been doing for free, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social networks. You and I are sharing content daily, in the form of pictures, videos, links to articles we liked online – thoughts and ideas – and all of our Willful Participation creates Billions of Dollars for Social Networking Sites.

Business people have gravitated to these platforms – and in the past 3-4 years we have witnessed people building entire organizations through Social Media – most are achieving this from building a very Large audience. Popular people on social media websites have influence, just like in real life. This is why growing your audience through social media is one of the most important things anyone in business should be doing.

Getting more people to share your social media posts is one of the quickest ways to grow your audience. When our content is shared on social media – we are exposed to more and more people; many will become fans, followers, or friends. They will contribute to sharing our content and will help us generate more fans, followers and friends.

However, while this is the idea – not all business people experience this. While putting together some thoughts On TSU – for the new community there, I decided to dig up some ‘back up’ information to go with what I wanted to share with them, and now you – reading this now. Back in 2010 we released a free training called Social Networking For Money – since joining the new TSU community, it’s never been more relevant than it is now.

As I mentioned earlier, TSU pays us for what we’ve been doing ‘for free’ on other social networks. However the people who make the most money on TSU, are the people who understand ‘good networking’ – which is a fundamental skill and is not something that happens by accident. Good networking is a result of purposely seeking to build new relationships with other people. It involves taking a genuine interest in other people.

But even that is just the beginning – having a ton of good relationships, does not mean that people will share your social media posts! However, if you watched our Training before, or watch our NEW training which is related to TSU; but … works for 100% of social networks out in the socialverse – then you would know that what you share on social media matters!

shit content will always be shit content

Is your Content good or not?

Lots of people are very dishonest when it comes to this question.  Content is King on the internet. It has always been that way and it will continue to be the #1 rule for the foreseeable future. If you want people to share your social media posts then, your posts need to be worth sharing. If no one is sharing your posts – that ‘could’ be the case!

However, there are other variables you’ll want to check first.

Starting with your Audience – How big is it?

Facebook lets you have up to 5,000 friends; TSU also let’s you have up to 5,000 friends – if you have less than 2,000 friends on one or both platforms; Your audience is limited. let’s say you had 5,000 friends on BOTH platforms; your audience is now at 10,000 – so whatever you share is SEEN by a much larger audience than before. You cannot be upset at your shares, when you are only SEEN by a limited audience. The bigger your audience .. the more ‘opportunity’ for other people to share your social media posts.

Build Your Audience Increase Views and Shares

Next, let’s discuss those relationships – How good are they?

Really good relationships take time to develop. You cannot be in a hurry with these – and you often have to spend a fair amount of time Giving – and not Getting anything in Return. I meet people all the time who are afraid to be givers – because they have had bad experiences in the past. I am not here to discount those experiences – not all people who Receive are grateful – and few return those favors; BUT …. it’s those few that you’re looking for. You see, you have to have the right perspective about these things…

When you’re a “Good Networker” – these perspectives come naturally to you. You’re already focused on what you can do for others; You’re not worried about what comes back to you – because it always comes. That’s just how it works – it is the rule; the universal law! What you and I do to and for others; they tend to do to and for us…. OR more accurately; What we do for others; “IT” is done for us; Not always by the person we did it For 😉 – and again, that is the whole point!

How often has someone… a stranger perhaps, offered you something – and you turned it down? Did you not realize it was your Return for what you Gave to Others??

Do you see where I’m getting at?

If you will Share Other people’s posts; other people, eventually, will share yours. Especially if you have good stuff. It’s natural – it is the law. The more you are sharing other people’s stuff, the more you are building relationships and expanding your audience; the better Your content is; the more people will share your social media posts

Below – the new TSU Social Networking For Money Video I alluded to above – a few more comments below.!

TSU For Money – Free Training from TopnetworkersGroup

Here’s some ‘back up’ – an article from Oracle; which also talks about the need for your content to be good; along with a few other factors that you will benefit from knowing!

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/how-to-get-more-shares-1842809.pdf

Other Related Articles from TopNetworkersGroup!

Also enjoy this awesome Infographic on When/Where to Share Your Social Media Posts (click to see full view!)

Share Your Social Media Posts When and Where

Content is King

Use what we’ve shared here, to help you with ‘attracting people’ into wanting to share your social media posts on all of the various popular networks. Check out an update on The social network we mentioned in this article; Written on December 18th, 2015. After using TSU for an entire year, these are my thoughts!

TSU Social Network Review