GreyBeard Dreaming

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Network Named Tsu

Tsu is about a month...perhaps six weeks old.

It's too early to make any judgements right now.  One thing of note that I find very encouraging...the following.  Below is an email I sent to Tsu.

.......notice that I got a REPLY!!!!

when's the last time you got a reply from FaceBook?

Tsu Support

8:11 AM (2 hours)


Hey tsu User,

Thank you very much for your suggestions. Our team is hard at work looking into any ways we can enhance the experience for our awesome users like you. Your continued commitment to making tsu a community for authentic and quality engagement is very much appreciated.

Enjoy tsu!

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 5:15 PM you wrote:
Dear Sirs:
 
Congratulations on Tsu.  I intend to become one of your super-users.
 
It has come to my attention that I am allowed
 
* 36 posts in a rolling 24 hour period.
 
* 8 shares of posts from others in a rolling 24 hour period.
 
* 50 pending friend requests in a rolling 7 day period.
 
* 1,000 people I can follow
 
* 5,000 friends.
 
That's fine.  Your sandbox...your rules.

Might I suggest that you include a "count down"  indicator for each of these limitations?
 
for example
 
You have "x" posts available at this time.

and so on.

One other thing.

When you get around to it I would suggest "rooms" or SIG's or some such to allow segregation according to topic or interest.

Thank you
 
Everitt Mickey


........That's encouraging.  (sure...I know it's a canned message..computer generated..but still)

Which   brings me to my "point"...my observation.

Tsu is different from FaceBook.  It might be different from other Social Networks I dunno.  I don't have any accounts anywhere else.

The difference is not always a good thing.

An analogy would be.

On FaceBook I'm among Friends...a small group of Friends.

As a social outcast (by choice) an introvert, pretty much an A*hole and an introvert...I have damn few friends...in real life. I grate on people.  (Oh well....I yam what I yam...and it's too late in life to be making any serious changes).

But I value the camaraderie...I 'see' people  I know..and they know me.  We have a 'relationship' of sorts.  (it doesn't hurt that I've met a good number of those people in the real world)

Tsu is different.  It's like............going to the mall.  A bunchaton of people..all going their own way.  Many of them are consumed with the idea of making money (not an entirely bad thing)..

BUT...there is no closeness...no fellowship...no camaraderie...

We need to change that.  The mall is ok..but I like the corner bar better.

've haff the technology...now just to figure out how to use it.