Today I created my Tsū account and did my very first posts. You may be wondering why on earth would we need yet another social media platform when everyone is on Facebook? Plenty of other contenders have disappeared just as quickly as they have arisen but Tsū seems to be very different.
The thing that attracted me initially was the fact that Tsū actually give revenue gained from advertising back to the people that are creating the content. That means us! The amount of that revenue is actually a whopping 90%. Here’s the explanation from their FAQ’s –
Tsū shares social revenues that come from third party ads, sponsorships and partnerships. Once economics are created, tsū receives 10% to maintain the platform. Half of the remaining earned revenue is paid to the user who created the content. The other half of the remaining earned revenue is distributed to the user’s network Family Tree. Users on tsū monetize their content and network in perpetuity, which continues to grow alongside the community.
I won’t go into too much detail on how this works as you can find all of that information in their How It Works section.
So apart from giving back to the users, Tsū encourages and supports people creating original content. This is really important to me, especially from the point of censorship. Having recently had a couple of bans on Facebook for posting images of nipples (one was actually blurred and the other in a private group), I’m getting super frustrated with the limitations of sharing my artwork on the popular social networks.
Tsū still has guidelines for nudity when posting content and it is a bit vague but it doesn’t seem quite as strict as Facebook and Instagram –
Nudity: Pornographic or sexually explicit content is not allowed on Tsū. While we strive to respect the sharing of personal content, we do impose and enforce limitations on nudity. You should find the degree to which this content is allowed consistent with other platforms.
Time will tell of course and I plan on testing the waters gradually with the extent of nudity that I post but I consider most of my work to be very tasteful anyway so hopefully the lovely people at Tsū agree with me. There is still the ability to report an image if someone finds something offensive but hopefully the people in my network appreciate what I am sharing.
One of the other things I really like is the Analytics feature which gives you the ability to see which of your posts are the most popular all in one condensed view rather than having to scroll back through your timeline or look up every image / post individually.
So anyway, that’s my introduction to Tsū after one afternoon using it. If you would like to join and need an invite, just use my link ID so you can join up and follow me 🙂