Minggu, Agustus 24, 2008

Pilih Twitter atau Plurk?

Setelah banyak pihak yang kecewa dengan kinerja Twitter yang bermasalah dengan downtime yang parah ( hampir sekali sehari ) akhirnya bermunculan “saingan” dari Twitter yaitu Plurk. Plurk ini disebut - sebut sebagai saingan dari Twitter, namun banyak pula yang kurang setuju pembandingan antara Twitter dengan Plurk, meskipun tidak sedikit orang yang lebih pesimis pada Plurk. Memang argumentasi yang menarik menyatakan bahwa banyaknya perbedaan antara Twitter dengan Plurk. Jika kita melihat sebuah halaman public_timeline pada twitter maka akan tampak berbeda dengan halaman timeline pada Plurk. Terlihat jelas dengan dari tampilannya toh?

Tentu saja dari konsep social networking pun sangat jauh berbeda. Plurk memiliki tambahan konsep “karma” untuk menjadikan proses plurking lebih menarik dan sebagai motivasi dengan reward - reward tertentu. Jika karma anda cukup tinggi maka anda dapat mengkustomisasikan halaman plurk anda lebih bebas daripada user dengan karma yang lebih sedikit. Pada twitter hal ini tidak ada dan mengandalkan sepenuhnya tweet dan re-tweet. Namun keunggulan twitter lebih kepada pengenalan konsep micro-blogging secara meluas dan signifikan ke seluruh dunia, dan Plurk hanya melanjutkan pekerjaan twitter dengan memberikan fasilitas lebih banyak dan interativitas antar plurker yang didukung Javascript yang lebih extreme.

Konsep - konsep yang diretas oleh Twitter antara lain konsep “Follow” dimana kita mengikuti update status dari sesama anggota, lalu konsep sms-based updates 140 karakter, dan masih banyak lainnya.

Selain kesamaan ataupun perbedaan konsep yang mendasar, Twitter dan Plurk tidak dapat dibandingkan dengan mengingat bahwa para pengguna Twitter tetap dapat menggunakan Plurk tanpa ada intervensi satu sama lain, dan bahkan saling mendukung.

( from techipedia.com by here)

Selasa, Agustus 19, 2008

Sites That Pay You to Blog

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Updated: 28 Sites now.

Writing paid post is perhaps the most straight forward ways to earn some revenue from blogging. The way pay post works hasn’t changed much; after reaching mutual agreement with advertisers, you write about them, they pay you. And if there is a 3rd party (middle man company) involve, they take cut. Most middle man company provides marketplace for advertisers to look for publishers, vice versa.

If you firmly believe that writing pay post is one good way to revenue from your blog, here’s a list of web services that pays you to write for them. This list will be updated periodically, so if you have a paid post service I’ve missed out I’d like to add them to the list. Necessary credits will be given.

  1. 451 Press

    451 press

    451 Press is always looking for bright, talented writers who want to have their voices heard. We are looking for writers with unique voices to contribute to our growing network of blogs. Our blogs cover a wide range of topics. If you have a passion for a subject then we just might have a place for you.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  2. Be A Guide (About.com)

    beaguide about.com

    All About.com Guides are freelancers who work online and set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to log on from anywhere in the world whenever they have the time. With no timesheets to fill out and no timecards to punch, working for About.com gives you the flexibility to write when you want, even if you have a full-time day job.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  3. BlogBurner


    So here’s how it works:

    • You create an account with us.
    • You create an account with Google Adsense.
    • You login and write content to your "blog" on our site.
    • You try to write as often as you can.
    • We publish your content to our site.
    • We serve ads on the pages that have your content.
    • Half the time you make money on the ads. Half the time we do.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  4. Blog Feast

    We are a blog community that:

    1. Host your blog for free
    2. Provide you with readers and traffic
    3. Serve your Adsense ads 90% of the time
    4. Helps you to make money blogging
    5. Leading you step by step to earn $1,000 a month!

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  5. Bloggerwave


    We’ve got advertisers that would like you to write about their products or services. So you do. In your blog. And get paid!

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  6. Blogitive


    Once you are approved to the Blogitive system, you are given access to opportunities from companies to post about their news releases. You are paid per posting.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  7. Blogsvertise


    Once approved, your blog goes into the assignment queue. The blogsvertise administrator then assigns writing tasks for what our advertisers want you to mention in your blog.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  8. Blog To Profit


    We connect you with advertisers that are interested in sponsoring your blog, you post to your blog and get paid!

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  9. BOTW Media

    botw media

    If you are an experienced writer and/or an avid blogger, can write passionately about a topic, and enjoys working as part of a group, you may be a good candidate for a BOTW Media author.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  10. CreamAid


    Anyone can start using CREAMaid by inserting a CREAMaid Conversation widget inside her post. (more info) Your post will most likely be selected as long as you abide by these rules. Once selected, your post will be syndicated to all the participating posts through their embedded Conversation widgets. When your post is selected, you will be able to instantly collect a royalty
    for your contribution.


  11. Creative Weblogging

    creative blogging

    Get paid to blog with us at Creative Weblogging! We are one of the largest blog networks, with over 135 blogs in five languages.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  12. DayTipper


    If you have a tip that is insightful, helpful, and original, we will publish it and pay you $3 (US). You write the content. We share it with the world.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  13. Dewitts Media

    dewitts media

    Blog publishers are based upon a bidding system, so therefore if blog publisher 1 has only done 1 post, but blog publisher 2 has done 2 post it would be blog publisher 1 turn. Our bidding system will keep the rotation up, and the pay out will be pretty fair with then certain categories.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  14. Digital Journal

    digital journal

    Unlike most websites where bloggers post for free (and the company takes in all the ad revenue), DigitalJournal.com shares a portion of its advertising revenue with all Citizen Journalists. With an always-growing cash pool, every single Citizen Journalist gets a chance to compete for a share of the cash pot. The more you contribute, the more you earn.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  15. Helium


    Earn a share of the advertising money earned here at Helium. If you write well, and write often, you earn even more recognition and reward.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  16. In Blog Ads

    in blog ads

    You’ve been writing about web sites, products, services and companies for years, now you you can also get paid for it. With our system, you get paid for each post request you fulfill.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  17. Link Post of Link Worth


    Unlike some other services, we pay our Partners up to 70% for each LinkPost written. Access to thousands of advertisers hungry for reviews. A variety of payment options. Receive payouts monthly by check, PayPal, direct deposit, or Wire. Automated advertising management. An easy way to sell paid blog posts.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  18. LoudLaunch


    If your blog and interests are aligned with an advertiser’s campaign then you can do your own research and write about them in exchange for pay—not in exchange for a pre-determined outcome but for a fair assessment.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  19. Pay Me To Blog About You

    pay me to blog about you

    Our messaging system allows bloggers and advertisers to negotiate directly with each other instead of working through advertising agencies or middlemen and we provide a secure way of transacting advertising compensation via Paypal.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  20. PayPerPost


    PayPerPost is an incredible new self-service marketplace that allows you to get paid to blog about the products, services and websites you love. You can easily earn $500 per month or more with your current blog!

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  21. Review Me

    review me

    Get paid $20 - $200 to review products and services on your site. You control what you review.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  22. Shvoong

    review me

    The more abstracts you post at Shvoong, the more chances to attract readers. Create link to your abstract elsewhere(on blogs, forums, your personal homepage, or other sites). Spread the word by joining our “Invite a friend” and/or “Affiliates” programs, and earn bonuses equivalent to the invite members’ royalties, upto $100 for every new writer.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  23. Smorty


    Get paid for blogging. Write your opinion about peoples products, services and websites on your blog. Get paid weekly.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  24. Sponsored Reviews

    sponsored reviews

    Earn cash by writing honest reviews about our advertiser’s products and services. Write reviews in your own tone and style, and gear them to your audience’s interest.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  25. Squidoo


    Every lens carries Google AdSense ads. Those are used to generate royalties for the whole co-op (ie, everyone gets a cut). If you want to increase your direct royalties, though, you should consider adding commercial modules that the visitors to your lenses will appreciate.

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  26. Weblogs Inc

    weblog inc

    Looking to get paid to blog about subjects you love? Tell us what you’re passionate about and let’s find out if there’s a fit!

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  27. Wise Bread

    weblog inc

    WiseBread.com is one of the top 5 personal finance blogs. We give our bloggers 100% of the advertising revenue they earn on their blog posts.

    PS: Thanks Fab

    [FAQ] [Sign Up]

  28. b5media

    weblog inc

    We’ll pay you to write about what you love. We’re the one of the largest blog networks in the world. We want to be the biggest. Want to help? It’s easy to apply.

    PS: Thanks Jeremy

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