Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 12:48 pm
The Tsu Top 75 and why its a useful tool for newcomers. The Alternative Tsu Discover Users List
The Tsu Top 75 list, started by Dexter Roona, is a list of the top Tsu users, as well as verified members, Tsu staff, and active Tsu charities.
It originally started out as the top 50 list, but as more and more users joined, the list was expanded. It now includes a ‘Ones To Watch’ section for the users that didn’t quite make the list but are definitely worth checking out.
The Top 75 list is voted for by other members. Members can nominate others that they feel deserve to be added, then if their quality is deemed high enough, they (hopefully!) enter the list.
I’m on there. At time of writing I was number 66. I was a ‘One To Watch’ for several months, before being promoted to the list itself. But even before I was on the list, I was using it regularly to see which members I should be following, who was engaging on the nomination posts, and in turn discovering fantastic new users and developing some amazing new friendships along the way. Read the rest of this Tsu entry
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 10:42 am
Introducing the new and impoved Tsu Ranking System
Zachary Nemy @znemy and I have created a new Tsu Ranking System that NOW COMBINES both of our old ranking systems into one!
“The Tsu Ranking System covers how you can rank up in the tsu community through growing your Tsu Followers, your Tsu Network size, and now your Tsu Royalties!”
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Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 3:40 pm
What Is Original Content
Original Content for the internet is something created by you and only associated with your name. This can be photography, art, written words, and many other things – as long as you are the original content creator.
What Original content is NOT is something you have found on a Google Image search, something you thought was pretty and downloaded it, then uploaded it to social media. If you have ever done this you have violated copyright laws, and have violated Tsu TOS.
This is no different that walking into a store, seeing something you like and want to show your friends, and walking out without paying for it. You would expect to be arrested for stealing property that was not your own. It is no different than stealing photos or articles. You are taking from a photographer or artist or writer and making Tsu rewards from their work when you add the content to Tsu. There are no two way around it; this is illegal.
Recently the Director of Tsu Community Support clarified what was allowed on Tsu and what was not. Images from Pixabay, for instance, are allowed, as they are free for personal and commercial use, with no attribution required; this is a CC0 Public Domain image. That means you can post them. But don’t expect to win friends or followers for posting content that is not your own. And even with these free Pixabay images, you CANNOT call them original content. That would be a false and misleading statement and you would risk action by the original photographer. “No Attribution” means you do not have to list the photographer, but you also cannot pretend to be the photographer. Despite these images being “okay” with Tsu, I still suggest linking to them instead of downloading and uploading. It is always best to be honest about what you are posting. Read the rest of this Tsu entry
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 8:40 am
Simple Tips To Use Tsū The S.M.A.R.T. Way
What activities should you be focused on most when it comes to building your Tsu profile and presence?
I feel that your account online should be an extension of your life in the real world. It should be pretty easy and straightforward to figure out what kind of content to post but if you’re finding it difficult remember these tips:
What keeps people coming back and using a platform is if it’s Simple and easy to understand. The first thing I do when logging on is go to my notifications and scan to see all the people mentioning me specifically. I check those Tsū members and anybody who sent me a direct message first. Next I look at everybody who has shared my posts or left a comment so that I can interact with them and keep the conversations flowing.
We’re living in a very noisy world and sometimes it can be hard to stand out from that noise and get your content seen… Contributing value to the platform rather than noise will get your content shared more and seen by more people! Read the rest of this Tsu entry