Since Yesterday Side-Line has joined up with the social network Tsū, an online social networking service headquartered in New York City. Tsū is a free social network and payment platform that shares up to 90% of revenues with its users and precisely that is exactly why Facebook does not want this network to grow – at least not via Facebook. As a result Facebook made an update so its impossible to link to a Tsū link from Facebook, claiming it’s for security purposes. Complete nonsense of course.
So how does this payment model exactly work? Tsū literally shares 90% of its profits with the users, for any type of content, size of network or level of influence as long as it’s original content. Users have the ability to transfer funds from their bank to other friends, charities or members. So for those who want to show off their own pictures and music, this is a network to be part of, and in the meantime earn also a few pennies here and there. Users can also receive a check for their earned revenue once their bank reaches $100.
But it’s not the payment that makes it the most interesting on the long run. The biggest advantage, besides a non-abusive and open approach by the platform towards its members is its profile/page reach. As we all know the reach of a Facebook page right now is kept on purpose abysmally low (in order for you to buy reach that is to reach the people you already have paid for to add to your page in the first place). If you currently have 10.000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, you may be glad to reach 600 people with a single post.
Not so with Tsū, all your posts are visible to everyone who follows your page. Wasn’t that why we all started liking a page on Facebook so that we would get updates from that page in our newsfeed? So for artists who want to build up a following on this social network, there is a huge potential as far as reach is concerned once you have gathered fans for your profile/page. And it’s feasible, some artists have already reached over 150.000 fans on the network and are doing pretty well as far as updating their fans.
The thing is, you better make sure to be the first on this young network because if it takes really off the ground, you’ll be in for a very good disruptive treat. Since you can only join up by invitation, here’s the link to follow in order to sign up. Just click ‘Join’ and complete the registration. Users who spam or post inappropriate content will be banned in order to preserve the community, so only sign up if you want to play the game correctly.
Follow Side-Line on Tsū and with some luck we can start an interesting project there!
Thanks to David Fagin @nikchapman for his inspiring post on Huffingpost which led to this article.
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