Just found this website -Peer Squaredlooks intresting, but doesnt seem to be that much information about it yet.
What i have gatehred is.. you put the peer2 widget everywhere you are online e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and each piece of content clicked on is linked to your individual account and points are recieved.. Points are then turned in for rewards... No idea what the rewards are as i havnt been able to find them, so they might be great... or the whole thing a waste of time. I'm thinking that the rewards will be good, because if they arn't no body is going to bother installing the widget and spreading the word.
I signed up to the beta as you get a free 500 points and only took a second, so we will have to wait and see when it gets launched next week what happens.
What do you guys think? Going to bother trying it out?
I have always been of the opinion that a social network is where I can share stuff with friends, not bombard them with ads. If anyone on my friendslist started chucking this stuff at me they would be unfollowed/unfriended etc.
finally saw leeky's post, thanks for the interest
to clear a few things up our rewards system is run by amazon web services: Amazon Web Services and they put the restriction on the shipping. The whole idea is that you would get a free reward without paying for anything (including shipping!) maybe this will change in the future?
and WelshStew, yes, the widget will contain whatever sponsored programs we have running at the time, we hope to have a selection process in the future. But last time I checked you have no power over what adverts facebook or myspace publish to your profile page either, and they don't pay you back for those, do they?
As far as spreading the word goes, the member has complete power over what they send to who, the idea is that you'd only send stuff to appropriate friends at appropriate times. You could also use a peer2 link (a hyperlink) in your posts or email sigs that said something like: "help me get a playstation3, please click this link: Peer Squared Programs - Share Your Worst Wipeout
You really don't have to send anything to anyone if you don't want to, you can just leave the widget on your profiles pages or blog and collect points from traffic.
feel free to follow the link above and poke around on the beta, check out the rewards page, etc. You can start an account there but you wont get the 500 points like leeky will. (by signing up on Peer Squared and waiting for the launch next week.)
Cheers, feel free to ask me any questions
Even though it sounds like a good idea, from another point of view it can sound like a way to encourage people to spam websites by posting links without permission just to make money ( a sort of black hat SEO technique ), I know you would probably not advice, promote or encourage it but surly at the back of your mind this is there and are there any plans to tackle any abuse like this ? ..
I know you would probably argue this but I am interested to hear your reply...
[FONT=Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial]We believe the community will self regulate itself. If people abuse the platform and spam all their friends, well, their friends will probably delete them from their Facebook profile, etc. Or at the very least, ignore their posts. However, this is also the power of the platform. People will HAVE to deliver a message to their friends that is not only contextual but relevant as well. If they don’t do this, then their friends wont engage with what they post / share and they won’t earn any points. This is why the platform allows members to pick and choose the advertiser content that they share AND let’s them decide the best way to share it. Remember – members only earn points if people click / engage with what they are sharing. So there is no benefit in spamming everyone on the web.
Obvious automation and/or bot type abuse, etc will result in cancellation of an account, it's coming out of our pocket, and it's our image too!