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Internet Social networking site Redgage faltering on payments to users. Could this be another scam site coming up?
What is Redgage?
Redgage is a social networking site that enables you to interact with other users by posting links, blogs and photographs. Their point of attraction is that, unlike Facebook and other social networking site, Redgage promises to pay you for your activity on the site. Activity involves uploading content, viewing and commenting on other peoples content and also promoting Redgage by mentioning it in your content.
User benefits on Redgage
The set up on this site is interesting and could be mutually beneficial to both the users and the Site itself as there is a chance for both parties to earn. The site would benefit from traffic and content brought in by the users while the latter would get paid for page views. Unfortunately Redgage seems not to be living up to its promise to pay the users, as there have been several complaints about non-payment on the site by a lot of users. This comes as a surprise from such a well set up site (Though it has a lot of bugs and is very slow), which is popular because of how much fun it is to use. The earning potential in the digital age can be something to write home about since digital content in terms of photography is so easy to accumulate these days due to digital photography technological developments. However, Redgage does not seem to see the massive earning potential here.
Redgages communication with its users
The fact that they might have a lot of bugs in their script is understandable as technology is not easy to handle when you have to administer thousands of users. However, it is essential to keep the users informed about what is going on behind the curtains so that they understand any miss-haps that may happen on the site. Redgage has failed to keep an active line of communication with its users as is evidenced by the complaints for their non-responsive attitudes.
Scam sites have been around on the Internet for a long time. We have reached a point where sites can be created with much more facility. Redgage should remain aware of the fact that they can be over taken by a more efficient service provider in the social networking business who will deliver better than they do.
Sample of upload on Redgage
My conclusion on scam sites
I personally have wasted a lot of time with sites that have failed to deliver payment or offer very low payment rates. (Shareapic.net being an example.) It is time sites that promise services begin to deliver, as giants like Google are looking for more opportunities everyday to maximise their profits. Much as I do not subscribe to monopolies, I think it is better to be served by site owners who deliver their promises rather than be take for a ride by sites that have no respect for their users. I hope Redgage get their act together as I am already feeling it is time to move on and look for another site to upload my content.