On November 15, 2015, after a long illness, Bubblews died. It's death was quiet and unexpected, although it had been ailing for sometime.
Bubblews was born in 2012 to be an online writing Ponzi to end all online writing Ponzis. It came into life, promising to pay 1c per view, 1c per like. It's first payment threshold was $25, which was quickly obtained due to the fact that its members wrote their fingers off.
Paying each member that first 'redemption' created thousands of zombies, willing to defend Bubblews with all the mindless vengeance of ISIS.
These Zombies went all over the 'Net inviting people to join Bubblews, and when they were paid, they turned into Zombies.
Although reported as a scam within six months of its Birth, Bubblews continued to grow. No matter how many thousands of people complained, there were always zombies shouting..."The reason you weren't paid was because You Broke The Rules!"
None of the Zombies knew that payment/non payment was more of a coin toss, for after 50% of the revenue gained from Ads was taken, there was often only enough to pay about 25% of all contributors.
In May 2015, it was clear that Bubblews has contracted a fatal illness, but this was kept from the public by it's caregivers, Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari, who laboured to produce another child, and in June attempted to adopt Sweeble.
By October of 2015, Bubblews was on intensive care, and Arvind and Jason had abandoned it.
It passed away quietly on November 15, and is survived by Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari who are labouring to find another Ponzi.
It will not be mourned.
Creative post, thank you for taking the time to write it. I caught the golden days on Bubblews and earned very well till things took a turn on me and they decided to not pay my last two claims. It was fun while it lasted. I have friends who were still there till the end and were still reaching pay-outs, but I suppose they can kiss whatever was in the bank away now.
I never got any golden days; I joined, I got the 1st redemption, put in for the 2nd, never got it...walked away. The threshold went up to $50; I think I had $38 in the account...did some comments, some likes. got to $50...got it...and sat back.
My account was at 2c for months...it reached 4c before the bub died.
Personally, Arvind is a good man I think. Yes he got swept into greed etc. But his heart is pure.
Bubblews may be gone but the bad memories will live on...
The main "B" site has been replaced with a single page announcing their closure. There is nowhere to log in. So if you didn't save back up copies of your posts you might be out of luck.
by Paul Goodman 4 years ago
No real surprises, I guess. Arvind, CEO of Bubblews, confirmed today what many of us have said in the past:Extract from Arvind talking to Bubblews users:"I have already explained that the value in your bank was not tied to our advertising revenue. I'm not going to rehash that, or why it...
by Muttface 5 years ago
I decided to join Bubblews a month ago. I didn’t want to put too much effort into it because a lot of people were grumbling about not getting paid. So I wrote approximately 1 post a day and resolved to stop once I hit $25 to see if they would pay. All the photos were accredited properly, nothing...
by Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago
Hi I'm here to moan about Bubblews and non payment. Bubblews have not paid me for legitimate payment requests spanning back 6 weeks or so.I am angry, I am bitter - and, as a writer, I am now writing First I wrote a fair article on Hubpages, but that's given me no joy ..... so I am here to...
by Nadine May 4 years ago
I know several hubpage writers are also on Bubblews. I have written 99 posts on Bubblews and redeemed twice. I'm still waiting for my second payment. Three weeks ago I suddenly had a problem logging in. My password that I have in my notebook was rejected. I thought it was time to change it anyway...
by DasEngel 3 years ago
I think the main thing that killed Bubblews was greed. It's that plain and simple. Arvind wanted to make quick bucks, so he had allowed unethical advertisements on his website's pages. He made some money, but he lost the trust and loyalty of his authors and readers. Ultimately, we all know what...
by Brittany Rowland 2 years ago
Sorry if this is dumb, but all this time I thought I had to reach $10 in Adsense to start receiving payments. But is it $100? I find the site frustrating to navigate, and I hoped someone here could explain it better. If it is $100, then once I go over that threshold, will I start getting regular...
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