8/30/20 Update: TSU is gone. They didn’t last long.
Have you checked out TSU yet? TSU is a social network very similar to Facebook that has been around for about a year. The big difference between the two social networks is that TSU will be sharing advertising earnings with you, the user. This should encourage people to post good content.
“TSU shares social revenues that come from third-party ads, sponsorships and partnerships. Once economics are created, TSU receives 10% to maintain the platform. Half of the remaining earned revenue is paid to the user who created the content. The other half of the remaining earned revenue is distributed to the user’s network Family Tree. Users on ts? monetize their content and network in perpetuity, which continues to grow alongside the community.”
TSU Being Blocked by Facebook, they must be a threat
I recently heard about TSU through some online chatter about how you could not share TSU invites through Facebook. That’s a very interesting story. In theory, if TSU could supplant Facebook as the go-to social media network AND its users actually make money off of its use, this could be a very big and real threat to Facebook. Facebook needs users to make advertising dollars.
TSU also picked up my interest because it proves that Facebook can control the narrative on its platform. 1.5 BILLION people rely on Facebook for their communications needs. What would happen if Facebook decided to cut you off from its platform like it has done to TSU?
TSU claims to have 4.5 Million users so far and growing. I haven’t found too many celebrities using TSU yet but there are some. It’s a trickle but they are there. They will need some celebrities to get people to use the platform.
Will TSU Take Off?
I once thought that Google+ would be a serious threat to Facebook. I put a lot of time and effort into that platform hoping it would be a good alternative to Facebook. I won’t make that same mistake with TSU. I’m going to sit back, use TSU when I can and see if it takes off. I don’t know if TSU will take off or not, only time will tell, but I have earned a Whopping $0.006 so far! Whoo-Hoo! (That’s Sarcasm) Maybe this is just the incentive that is needed for content creators to use the platform.