I -read with interest the introduction of a website which pays writers for their news stories. After going to the webpage, there was no indication of any specifics of HOW the program worked. Simply a link to twitter or one of the new social networking black holes. There was offered the option to use an email to register. The important red flag was the operational specifics and fee structure and rules were not at all indicated. The ignorant user was being asked to REGISTER first and ask questions later, which seems to be the standard by which sheep are being led to the slaughter. Provide all your personal information and perhaps you will get to read how to earn a few cents. not bucks, but pennies or perhaps one penny. . Now for those with no self esteem and no sense of privacy, the approach of "trust us" might be acceptable. The internet, however, is the perfect place to scam.
I decided to do a bit of investigation. Though Allvoices will not tell anyone on their page the fee structure or specifics without registering, there was enough data on the internet to see the scam. Anyone ignorant enough to sell their work for nothing or next to nothing deserves what they get. People seem to be so eager to publish a blog or an article in a different venue they have absolutely no sense of privacy and they trust all the jerks who invite them to the slaughter !
-so someone else is going to get rich by publishing your work !
-check out a different report of the Allvoices scam.
-The juciest part of the story is the website and BUSINESS is owned by a Muslim who has taken advantage of the great American Land of Opportunity to provide what is advertised as a social network for news without the decency to pay the writers properly. 911 was bad enough, the Taliban were bad enough, but Americans are not stupid enough to hand over top rate writing for nothing. So now, America, the social networking and blogging addicted kids are working for a Muslim.
-check it out
-so the 15 minutes of promised fame has now been reduced to 15 microseconds.
-why is everyone so eager to be heard when they have nothing to say ?
-why do people want to read articles on a regular basis (what Allvoices calls fans, which is a requirement in order to geet paid) from a person with no writing experience, no credibility in any field and no public accountability ?
clearly the group of attention deprived 10-50 year olds who litter Twitter
are so desperate to be heard they will take a penny for ALL their thoughts. Their is a pervese sense in it: if one of their thoughts is worth nothing, then ALL their thoughts are worth nothing. -Perhaps they are setting the correct value on their words after all !