Saturday, July 28, 2012

Zurker.com


I'm trying out a new social networking site called Zurker.com, which touts itself as the new and better Facebook.  So far, I don't think I would go that far, but I've just been on it briefly.

If you are so inclined, join up via this LINK. In the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that doing so will link you to me, and also give me vShares, sort of a virtual share of stock for the site. Which at this point, appears to be worth exactly nothing. Supposedly, a vShare is 1/1,000,000 of Zurker, which as near as I can tell is still worth pretty much nothing. But it doesn't cost anything either. Unless you want to actually buy more vShares with real cash, which is an option. I am not going to be doing that for the foreseeable future.

Anyway, tell me if you like it! (And be gentle if you don't!)


2 comments:

Jason B said...

Zurker is an interesting concept. As a social media site, it needs to mature quite a bit (which should be no surprise to the creator or to the community). I find it unfortunate that the early adopters seem to be MLM pushers, and that may deter the general public from grasping onto Zurker.

The idea of vShares is not properly explained throughout the Zurker site, to the point that it is misleading. There are actually 9 separate regional Zurker entities (US, UK, India, Philippines, NZ, Canada, Australia, Europe, worldwide). Each of these entities is divided into 1M vShares. The success of each regional Zurker is independent of the others, and the Zurker members/owners only have a stake in their "local" Zurker (i.e. as a Canadian, even if I *wanted* to throw real cash for vShares in Zurker US or ZurkerIndia, I cannot). Anyway, all of this to say that a vShare is not *really* one one millionth of the whole pie, it is one one millionth of one of nine pies. You can take a look at the stats (http://www.zurker.com/z.r?a=stats) and their books (http://www.zurker.com/z.r?a=books) to see how big each pie is.

Esined729 said...

There are so many new social sites that are becoming social networking trends, Zurker is a great idea, but I am still not convince how legit is it. There is another evolving site http://www.chatching.com similar to zurker users can become co-owners. I am leaning more towards ChatChing, beign the fact that it has registered with US SEC to distribute stock to its members free of cost. No need to buy vshares, you use the site earn points that convert into stock ownership. It will be interesting to see how each evolve, for now my vote is on ChatChing.