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Zurker where members are owners

by Philippe Moisan Tutorial videos, writing
Zurker is a new social network, pretty active, with some ideas that are unique or revisited.
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Zurker is a pretty new social network. I read today that there are 10,000 members so far. I don't know how long it took to reach that number, but the people who mentioned that info seemed pretty excited.

There are so many sites out there, why did I join Zurker? First of all, it was recommended by my friends Don Dousharm and Neville Dinning. I never take their judgment ligthly.

You might find it a little confusing at first, because they use different terminology for known concepts. The 3 words that immediately come to mind are: zurk, convo, find.

Zurk: it's the Zurker "like", but I, well, like the way they define it. They say, when someone writes about a sad event, it's awkward to "like" it. Well, if you zurk it, it means you noticed it. I agree with that, I have felt the same way about using "like" for, say, learning the death of a friend's mother.

Convo: it's the Zurker word for private messages.

Find: It's what we could call Resources at APSense. When you create a Find, it consists of a link and a short description. In my case, I put my YouTube channel, my group here, and a video I just did about how to do things at Zurker.

You can make money with Zurker. If you get referrals, you get vShares. What is the worth of a vShare, frankly, I have not tried to find that out so far.

One last thing: spam is NOT allowed. At all. Someone posted a comment with a link on my wall, I happened to mention it to one of the creators of the site, to learn the account of the spammer had been deleted at once. I think that's a little too fast, but that's me. Some people need to be educated about spamming, although some people would say most spammers don't want to stop.

AT Zurker, I've seen many people that I had never seen before. I invite you to come and take a look.

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About Philippe Moisan Magnate II     Tutorial videos, writing

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Joined APSense since, August 20th, 2010, From Quebec, Canada.

Created on Feb 25th 2012 16:55. Viewed 1,356 times.

Comments

Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
Hi Philippe, Welcome to the Zurker Networkers. I can only say this. If you are in Canada and plan on joining do it through Philippe hers as it will add vShares to his efforts....
Feb 25th 2012 18:58   
Peter H. Advanced   Dream Builder
Not sure using other peoples profiles to promote is a good thing... Undecided..
Feb 25th 2012 23:51   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Peter H, you mean, the how to video shouldn't be in the related content? Or that I shouldn't mention it in the review section?
Feb 25th 2012 23:55   
Peter H. Advanced   Dream Builder
No.. thats ok.. just the first thing i saw was the owners photo's and not sure if i would like it if my pic was there... I am in Zurker myself..
Feb 26th 2012 00:01   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
I thought it was a good idea to use such a pic, to illustrate the point of who are the owners. It's the pic we see at the bottom of every page there. Let's see if we get other people's opinion about it.
Feb 26th 2012 00:17   
Peter H. Advanced   Dream Builder
It is a good idea dont get me wrong, i just wouldnt like my pic attached thats all.. and other people opinions would be a good idea also.
Feb 26th 2012 01:13   
Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
The bottom line is as vShare holders we are all owners. We plaster our pictures all over the social networks everywhere we go so I don't quite understand what your point is Peter. My name and pic is on that list and as someone who is interested in making money by becoming a popular figure and known for what I do I would say that it is a good thing to attach my pic around a potential opportunity like Zurker, I see no dishonesty or scam here. The only thing I see is a completely different approach to a social network.
Feb 26th 2012 06:09   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Don, I appreciate your no nonsense opinion, thanks, man :)
Feb 26th 2012 09:15   
Malok Mading Committed   Writer and Blogger.
I wonder how much one will be earning but it's good they came with something different. The only thing that I am really not sure about is Navigation.

You did a fine job my friend with this article and the video.
Feb 27th 2012 10:20   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Thanks for the nice feedback, Malok. As for navigation, it takes some getting used to, I agree.
Feb 27th 2012 11:10   
Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
Hi Philippe, I don't know if you read this taken from the FAQs over at Zurker but I thought it fits in whell with what you have written about. Quoted from Zurker's FAQ: "What is the value of a vShare?

Currently, vShares are priced at $1.00. Zurker will be incorporated as a company when 1,000,000 vShares have been allocated. At that juncture, the value of a vShare should be about ten times as much, as successful startups with more than 500,000 users can easily gain a valuation of $5+ million.
If Zurker were to continue to grow and attain a valuation of $50 billion like Facebook, each vShare would be worth $50,000. Of course, it's unwise to assume that Zurker will attain the same level of valuation as the current market leader.

Bebo was sold to AOL for a more down-to-earth $800 million. At that level of valuation, each vShare would be worth $800. MySpace was sold to News Corporation for $580 million - about $580 per vShare.

The above estimates are based on capital gains. If Zurker were never to sell out - and a user base of owner-investors would probably oppose selling out to a large corporation - the value of vShares would be determined by the earnings of the company and the dividends paid quarterly. If Zurker earns a net profit of $100 million, then each vShare would entitle the owner to a pretax income of $100. If you own 10 vShares now, that would translate to an income of $1,000 per quarter."
Feb 27th 2012 12:14   
Malok Mading Committed   Writer and Blogger.
If that is the case, then Zurker is more than what it actual is now and in due time shall pick up motion. Thanks for these.
Feb 27th 2012 12:19   
Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
Glad to Malok. I found Zurker to be very different and a refreshing change from all the rest, (with an exception to APSense of course.). I also see profitability in Zurker for the future.
Feb 27th 2012 12:27   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Don, thanks for taking the time to post that info from Zurker here. I must say it is challenging to get vShares from referrals, as they must be from the same country as you to get 1 vShare per referral. I guess I should move to the US LOL
Feb 27th 2012 12:28   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Don, may I suggest you write a RevPage or an article about what makes Zurker different according to you, that would be great!
Feb 27th 2012 12:30   
Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
I already have one Philippe... I wrote one when I first joined them :)
Feb 27th 2012 12:31   
Malok Mading Committed   Writer and Blogger.
@Phil, true it's and is going to be a task to find referrals in some countries who have no idea about these things. Moreover, most people don't believe in getting paid to socialize and network especially in developing and under-developed countries.

Unless we show them checks with and some testimonials on the site too!
Feb 27th 2012 12:39   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Let's get these checks, then LOL
Feb 27th 2012 12:41   
Don Dousharm Committed   Entrepreneur, Publisher
I think the most intriguing thing about Zurker is the fact that we will have a vote on how programs are developed and put to use there. It is run like a true democratic society and once it catches on and people have a say that means something then there will be no stopping Zurker.
Feb 27th 2012 13:10   
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