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You Are Cordially Invited To Join Zurker
Zurker is the first social network owned by its members. In fact the only way to join Zurker at present is through an invite from an existing member. It’s completely free to join, you won’t be sold an upgrade later and because it is governed by its members, commercial decisions designed to cash in and profit from the Zurker community are extremely unlikely.
In order to compete with established social networks like Facebook, Twitter and more recently Google Plus, Zurker have come up with a unique and innovative strategy. By issuing “virtual shares” or vShares to members when they join or invite others to join the entire community have a say in key decisions that will shape the future of Zurker. It’s this democratic, member driven approach to the future direction of the site that both interests and excites me, and why I am so hopeful for their success.
The developers of Zurker have launched without the need for venture capital. Their funding comes from members who also have the opportunity to invest and gain equity in the company - typically investment is less than $100.
Zurker was opened to the public on January 22, 2012. Due to the enthusiasm of the member-owners, Zurker has shown significant growth in a very short space of time as their traffic graph shows.
In the long term is it possible that a small, member funded startup can come from nowhere and pose a seriously challenge to Facebook et al? I for one definitely hope it can. You can help by becoming an active member. Join Zurker Here.