Now Playing: I'll remember (Madonna)
Topic: Internet fun things
Right, so still at Yuwie ... still hating the adverts. However, when I returned home and checked my inbox, there was a pile of mails from Yuwie ... 8 persons had made comments on my profile. Most were trying to drive you to their profile so they can get views under the pretext of giving you guidance on how to behave on Yuwie and earn money. Some were saying how to advertise such as banners, placing in adverts on the internet as classifieds etc. to get 'new' friends who would act as referrals.
Not sure to what extent this actually constitute a social networking website anymore. There were other notes on how to make sure you have a picture and create a themed blog to drive people to your profile.
Anyway, I was debating to myself whether I should send an invite to all my friends ... and I've realised that it was the lure of the almighty dollar that was causing me to act that way, because I NEVER send invites to all my friends because I just think of it as a junk-mail. I only send it to people I think might find it useful. So, with the lure of money still hanging over my head, I did send an invitation to my siblings and three other friends via email - asked them to join but also pointed out the problems with the website. Interesting question to myself, is this a business scheme that is being developed or a true social networking? Is it the lure of money that is driving the 'creation' of friendships? Is there any friendships being creating in Yuwie at all? I'll keep you posted to see what happens.
Oh yeah and remember my referral is: http://r.yuwie.com/anesahosein ... the lure of money holds me strongly it seems ... hmmm ... got to guard against that. Perhaps we can test whether the "Love of money is the root of all evil".