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Why Invest In Zurker vShares

Updated on February 28, 2012

Zurker is different to any other social network. Although Zurker is new, virtually every tech related website, forum and blog seems to have something to say about the newcomer. Zurker members have become very vocal as well, partly because Zurker is a fun place to hang out and partly because they are themselves part owners of the social network.

Zurker the new social network (Image: Zurker.com)
Zurker the new social network (Image: Zurker.com)

Here is your invitation to join the new social media platform where members are co-owners in the company. Join Zurker Here

Until April 2012 membership is by invitation only. As a member you can earn Zurker Virtual Shares or vShares by recruiting other members, one vShare is awarded for every member you recruit. Alternatively, members can buy Zurker vShares for $1 each if you are in the US, or a similar amount in your local currency if you live outside the US.

By purchasing or investing in vShares you are buying equity in Zurker. While vShares are a form of ownership, they do not represent stocks or shares because Zurker itself isn't a public company. Rather they represent an agreement between equity owners and Zurker that designates the stake investors own in Zurker.

Zurker are offering up for sale 1,000,000 vShares, that means owning one vShare is the equivalent of owning a one millionth part of Zurker. When the 1,000,000 vShares have been allocated Zurker will be incorporated as a public company and vShares will be upgraded to real shares.

Investment Is A Risky Business

You put up your hard earned cash to buy equity or shares in the expectation that the equity will grow in value over time. By investing in a commercial organization you give them working capital to help expand and develop their business. In return you receive payment in the form of regular dividends based on the amount of shares you own and how profitable the business is. Conversely, if the business fails to meet expectations, dividends and share values can drop. If the business fails completely you could lose your entire investment.

Investing in Zurker vShares is slightly different from the traditional approach outlined above, nonetheless, it’s not without risk. If you are tempted to join Zurker with the intention of investing please invest sensibly and only to the level you could comfortably afford to lose should things go wrong.

Open Accounting Books

Zurker operate an open accounting book philosophy and openly publish all incomes and expenditures on the site. You can see at a glance how much funding has been raised by members and what it was spent on. To my knowledge this is a first. I cannot think of any other instance where this level of transparency into the financials of a business has been provided online. If you are considering investing I urge you to check out this information first.

Most of us never get the opportunity to invest in start-ups, especially one with such obvious potential. Zurker’s funding is geared towards raising small investments from many users rather than large sums from Venture Capital investors. The process is extremely simple and you can invest any amount even if it’s only $1. Investing in Zurker may be one of the shrewdest choices you have ever made, so go ahead become an investor, even if it's just for a few bucks and a bit of fun.

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      Randy McLaughlin 

      6 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

      I just joined and am looking forward to being a share owner, albeit a small one. I see that some improvements need to be done to the site, but I am happy to experiment with it and make new contacts. I have noticed, however, that few people (or those who have become contacts) seem to be loading content onto the site. Perhaps that will change with time.

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      Derdriu 

      6 years ago

      Peter Hoggan, What a fascinating, interesting, thought-provoking concept emerges from Zurker! In particular, I like that the owners are accessible and active participants. So may this play out favorably!

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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      Kevin Galarneau 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      I went ahead and joined under you. It will be interesting to see if this site takes off or not. It is an interesting idea, but I fear most people will only join to make money. If people only join to make money, it will never be what Facebook is today.

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