What makes Zurker
special is its DNA. It is member-driven by design, and this allows Zurker to serve the members better than any other social network.
In the future, all online communities will be created this way.
In the beginning, nobody questioned the social networks. They were a great way of keeping in touch with friends and
making new ones.
Eventually, concerns started to mount, and new social network applications started popping up, promising users
that they would "own their data." At Zurker, we've taken things a bit further. You don't just own your data, you own the network.
Every Zurker user
can very easily become a co-owner of Zurker.
Why is this cool?
Zurker is a member-owned application.
This means Zurker isn't owned by a select few venture capitalists who stand to make billions and billions. There is
nothing wrong with the idea of venture capitalists making billions from tech investments, but in the
case of a social network, the priorities get skewed.
If social networks are owned by VC's and investment banks and other investors looking
purely for profit, they gradually become orientated towards one thing and one thing only: making money. How do we
mine more data from the users? How do we monetize their every action? How do we get them to do more things that result in more
money? How do we get them addicted to paid apps which improve the bottom line?
It's not a bad thing for a social network to make money, but if squeezing every last penny from the user base is the
abiding concern, the users aren't going to get the best possible product.
Zurker is driven by democracy.
The traditional way for social networks to innovate has been top-down all the way. A small group of engineers
make key decisions about what features should be made available. Sometimes, brilliant innovators (such as Steve Jobs) can come up with
mind-blowing applications nobody knew they wanted.
But in many cases, the changes are driven by mundane things such as corporate politics, and the users are forced to adapt
to changes because they
have no choice.
At Zurker, we believe that if our members own the project, they will enthusiastically contribute
ideas and feedback, allowing the Zurker development team to develop the social application most in tune with what people
actually want. Almost all the innovations of Zurker have originated from the members.
Zurker is owned by you.
There are dozens if not hundreds of social applications on the web. All of them want your time, and most of them want you to
help them grow by referring your friends.
But why should you? The only people who benefit when those apps grow are the founders and their investors. They stand to make
hundreds of millions of dollars each if their product takes off, so it's no wonder they keep pressuring you to help them grow.
At Zurker, you are a co-owner and an investor. You can earn vShares
by referring your friends. The more friends you invite, the more equity you earn. Zurker becomes better, and better, as
more people join, increasing in value. As Zurker becomes more valuable, your stake becomes more valuable.
Like any other social network, we do ask you to refer your friends. We ask you to do some work. But we make sure you get a
slice of the pie in return.
Zurker guarantees your privacy.
Only Zurker can guarantee that your data is safe. Other social networks are accountable to their investors, who don't
care that much about users' privacy, to put it mildly. But at Zurker, the members are the owners, which means they do care about
your (and their own) privacy.
Zurker will never ever sell any of your data to advertisers. Zurker will not analyze your posts, comments, or zurks for monetizable
Zurker defends your freedom of speech.
Social networks worried about corporate relationships will easily give in to the publicity departments of Fortune 500 companies that
have the clout to buy substantial advertising.
Not so at Zurker. We guarantee your freedom of speech. There is no censorship on Zurker. That means you can say, on your own posts,
what you want, and we will never, ever delete, edit, or remove your posts. We will not suspend or ban your account based on
the content of your posts. Your freedom of speech is sacrosanct on Zurker.