If you are like most people on the internet you are searching for ways to connect with friends and family and to make new friends. We went from MySpace to facebook which is used by over 1 billion people use.
Zurker is a crowd-funded social platform owned by its members. Currently in beta testing, Zurker is not available to the general public without an invitation.
Zurker is an up-and-coming social network released in 'stealth mode' on December 1, 2011. Since January 22, 2012, Zurker has been in non-public beta testing.
Own the network
Zurker is the only social network owned by its members. Not only do you own your content on Zurker, you own part of the actual social network itself! Members get vShares (a stake of ownership, or equity) in Zurker for referring their friends.
Instead of giving equity to Venture Capital investors, and using that money on advertising to bring in members, we're giving members equity for referring their friends. As more and more people use Zurker and the project grows, that equity in Zurker becomes more valuable.
There is no absolutely censorship on Zurker. While you are restricted from leaving certain types of content on other people's profiles, your own posts are 100% yours. What you say in your own posts is your business only.
You will never get suspended or banned for posting what you believe in on Zurker. We are not the police.
Zurker is run by its members. That means, data mining and other practices aimed at milking the userbase won't happen at Zurker.
End-to-end encryption is coming in the next few months.
Like any other business, Zurker's objective is to serve its shareholders – but if the shareholders are the same members who use the site on a daily basis, evil business decisions are less likely to stick. Zurker is democratic.
Every week, the development team releases new features and functions as a specific reaction to members' requirements. Zurker benefits from the creative energy from a multitude of enthusiastic owner-members.
While Zurker may not have hundreds of engineers, we do have members who own a stake in the success of the project, and actively contribute ideas and feedback. This gives Zurker the edge and, in the medium and long term, we are sure to develop a better application than our competitors.
Zurking is fun!
At Zurker, you are not only allowed to make friends with people you don't know, you are encouraged to do so. Zurking makes making friends easy. No wonder the concept of zurking has been embraced ecstatically by so many members.
In no time at all, we've grown into a vibrant community. The degree to which zurking has taken the network by storm is nothing short of amazing. Join in now, and be one of first to discover the joys of zurking and getting zurked.