Websites that pay you to use them

United States
June 30, 2011 9:08pm CST
I kind of wonder why websites that pay their users to socialize don't really ever kick off. Not just Mylot, but I know there's a bunch of social networking sites. One I can remember that I used for like an hour and lost interest in was Yuwie. I think it's actually out of business now. They do almost everything sites like Facebook do, of course, not as well. You really won't be able to tag your pictures or do nearly as much. Since they're not really popular at all, nobody is going to be able to find their friends on them, you have to refer them. Many people have trouble adjusting to sites that everyone uses, like Facebook, so when it comes to these new sites, with all of their defects and bugs, it's too much of a hassle. I mean, they're usually really buggy and unorganized, it's almost saying "this website is so bad, they're paying YOU to use it." So Facebook is making millions of dollars. It'd be nice to get a share of that, but maybe it takes the fun out of it. Maybe it's kind of like socialism or communism. It sounds nice, to be able to share all of the profits, but it just can't happen.
2 responses
@swats89 (1731)
• India
1 Jul 11
matesgate is also the site which give money to socialize. I had read the discussion here but not yet signed in. Cheers.
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Its not mainstream enough. No really, I'm completely serious. You talk about Facebook and Twitter, and even if people have never used it, never will use it, they have at least heard about it. When you talk about myLot, they'd go all "myWHAT". Before they just scoff at the actual chance of them getting paid. Let's face it, many people are rather distrustful of anything that you can earn online. Plus, to actually earn some people, there needs to be a moderate amount of quality and a moderate amount of work. Facebook you can just go on there, just fool around for a little bit, make comments about your life that people may just barely pretend to care about and that's that. On online earning websites, it requires slightly more substance. People just don't like their online time being like work, even if websites like myLot can be just as much fun, if not even more so, than Facebook.