Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Yoursphere.com launches as a paid social network for teens

Anastasia over at Ypulse just wrote about Yoursphere, a new social network targeted at teens that just launched. The "interesting" twist about it is that it's actually not free but $4.95 a month! In exchange, kids can enjoy "no creepers", contests and rewards on the site (the rewards are for surfing the site and probably completing tasks.
This sounds like a total flop to me as the kids will certainly not take to it and even if some parents will fork over, the kids won't start using this.
I'm a big believer in the subscription model for social sites, but only if they provide actual value (i.e. premium features such as more storage, features). Having your parents on board certainly doesn't count as added value...


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