By Sherri L. Smith, BlackWeb20.com
How many hours a day do you spend social networking? One, two, maybe three hours? Don’t you think you deserve a little something back for pouring all your time and energy into keeping your loyal friends, followers, and connects abreast of the latest goings-on in your life? I mean you get frequent flier miles for staying loyal to an aircraft company and rewards points with certain credit cards. Hell, I even earn points at Sephora towards my next makeup splurge.
Newly launched social networking site Vreebit.com has heard your cries and has risen to the challenge. According to the press release “…Vreebit.com combines the best of top social networking sites with new organizational, e-commerce, and promotional tools that will change the way people connect, communicate, and organize their social and professional lives.” Meaning users can post resumes, photos, and videos while chatting with friends, updating statuses, and maintain contact lists all from one site.
Currently in beta, users are given 100 Vreebees upon sign up. Vreebees are the currency of Vreebit and can be used to purchase a number of useful things including ads, creating surveys, or getting expert advice. Vreebites can also redeem their hard-earned Vreebees for items in the VreeMarket (I couldn’t make this stuff up!) like books, video games, even household appliances. Vreebit users have the option of purchasing Vreebees via Paypal starting at $5.99 for 200 Vreebees or they can open their own VreeMarket and peddle their wares to fellow users. Other ways to earn cold, hard Vreebees is selling content, doling out expert advice, and clicking on ads just to name a few.
Since it’s still in beta, everything is pretty much in the air. Will social networking fanatics bother to set up an account on yet another social networking platform and if so how will they buy into the currency system and buy some Vreebees? We’ll keep you posted.
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