Chime.in offers users money as an incentive for them to join, post and share.
Chime.in is a social network that works like Twitter but with added touches of Facebook and Google+. Users can post photos, links, videos and text in under two thousand characters, referred to as ‘chimes’. Now, to attract users to the site, Chime.in will give users 50 percent of the revenue it earns from selling advertising on their profile pages.
Bill Gross, owner of Chime.in and CEO of UberMedia, claims that, “When money is involved, you will get a level of seriousness that is not there when there is no money involved.” Gross hopes that the commission-based model would provide more incentives for users to join, post and share on Chime.in, which he calls ‘interest network’ rather than ‘social network’.