What in the world is a Zurker?

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Zurker? What’s Zurker anyway?

Is that what you’re asking yourself right now? I was asking myself the same thing all day long as invitations started popping up all over Facebook and Twitter.

Curiosity finally got the best of me a little while ago and I went to check it out for myself.

Zurker is an exciting new social network where members actually earn ownership to the site by referring new members. And yes, it’s totally free to join. 🙂

Since I’ve only been on the site for about an hour, I still have much to learn, but I can’t help but be excited by the idea of actually having a say in changes and updates to the network. As much as I love Twitter and Facebook, I can’t help but feel a bit testy when things change overnight and just when I get used to the new look or features, they change again.

Join me on Zurker

With Zurker, the members are owners and will be able to vote on what’s happening in the network (after Beta). How freaking cool is that? This may not sound like a big deal, but when you take into account how many big changes have been made on other social networks that were really in the best interest of their company and not the users, the advantage is clear. Having a say makes a difference.

Beyond the ownership feature, there are other goodies, too. You can create pages on your profile for your blog or business. Since Zurker has only really been available since December of 2011, it’s still in its infancy. This can actually be an advantage to those of with sites to share. Why? Because there will be a limited number of these pages to view in the beginning, so starting early and building momentum before the platform blows up in popularity will give you the inside track on members who see and become interested in what you have to offer.

Also, you can choose to “connect” with or “subscribe” to other members profiles. This means that if you connect, the other person has to accept your connection request. Then you can interact and keep in touch. If you just want to keep up with what someone is up to, like a celebrity, you can subscribe to their updates without connecting. Then, from my understanding, they can control what you–as the “public”–have access to on their profiles, but you can still view what they’re sharing openly.

And, in your personal profile settings, you can choose whether your connections and subscriptions show up on your profile for others to see.

Like I said, I’m very new to the new social network, Zurker, so I’m still learning the ins and outs. But, I think with its option for ownership and membership say in goings on, it has the potential to be huge. Pretty exciting!

Join me on Zurker today!!

 

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