BubbleWs is dead; Suckers line up for the Next Scam

kaylarStarred Page By kaylar, 17th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1tew65mh/
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On line writers; lemmings running off the cliff or waiting for the toothfairy?

Alas poor Bubble, I knew him Yorick!

On the 15th day of November, 2015, Bubblews died. Those who crawled to it's URL would see a black screen and a bunch of words formed into a lie.

Crap writers cry, for despite not being paid, it was one of the only places they could write, (term 'write' used loosely)

Bubblews is not the first, nor the last writing Ponzi.

Factoidz

I have written many items on the various online writing sites. I have been rudely attacked for writing these articles.

My first rip-off was Factoidz.

The owner of this site, Mike Quoc, chased me from one blog to another, and even got his lawyer to write to me. Alas, empty threats of law suits do not frighten me, because one thing you learn, Truth is a Complete Defence.

Quoc's scam was a bit better than the others, and he was able to take Factoidz down, and re-emerge as Knoji, which is a coupon site or something similar.

The joke of this whole episode, in which I experienced the panorama of response was that somehow I got an email, inviting me to become a Mod on Knoji; before Factoidz even went down.

The Shills of Factoidz attacked me...and were taken unawares.

Postanyarticle, et.al.

The guy who ran this site was 'special'. You can read some of what he had to say in the comments on Writing Sites to Avoid

What is so crucial, is not that he, whose pocket is involved behaves so viciously, but that his Shills do. And his Shills were ripped off.

Happily, our Crazy Texan, hasn't popped up with another scam.

Which Brings me to the Bubble!

This was a site run by two clever tricksters; Arvind Dixit and Jason Zuccari. It was created to be a scam. Never think that Bubblews accidentally created an 'unsustainable business model'; it was done on purpose.

It was done because Arvi knew, he had seen, he had experienced, how Shills defend writing sites to their death.

How despite people Not being Paid, they continued to write.

Shills continued to attack others, claiming; "You Broke the Rules!" As if they had some special insight into the owner's brain.

Sweedle

Arvi and Jason, in June of 2015, aware that Bubblews was going down, began searching for another name.

As they'd picked Bubblews, alerting the public that this was going to be a Bubble..that is a scam, they wanted to keep the beat. They thought of doing the name Swelbbub..and then decided on Sweeble.

The name was already taken.

There was some attempt to buy the name, then, it was decided to use it anyway, after all, they had already run the longest and best online writing Ponzi to Date so had no qualms.

The owner of the name, posted a great deal about her contact with the Bubblews posse, so it's not speaking out of turn.

Don't be a Fool!

Every writing site is open to abuse. It is as bad as working for a Boss From Hell

You protect yourself by not giving away your copyright. Either keep a copy of your item on a private blog, which can be turned public if required.

You protect yourself by posting items which mean nothing to you in the early days of uncertainty.

And you protect yourself by watching your coin.

When you have to put in for a redemption, (meaning payment is NOT automatic) beware.

This allows the owner to manipulate your earnings. Not that he can't do it on an automatic payment program, but that this gives him an extra toe up.

When you aren't paid, Stop Writing.

Don't think if you get that first payment the site is legit. All Ponzis pay that first time.
Wait until you received your third before putting 80% of your trust in the site.

And never ever defend a site.

Nothing makes you look stupider than when you defend a writing site, attacking all detractors, when you don't own it.

Think of Factoidz, where I, the despised Scorn knew it was going down before the 'beloved' shills.

Read the Comments made by Shills who were ripped off.

If you aren't being Paid to push the site, don't.

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Bubblews, Factoidz, Fools, Rip Off, Scam, Shill

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author avatar Retired
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Surely it is only a Ponzi if you invest actual cash in something?

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author avatar kaylar
17th Nov 2015 (#)

No. The term has passed into the lexicon to represent the first payment and none thereafter kind of scam

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author avatar Retired
17th Nov 2015 (#)

In that case the word is being debased - It's not the first time this has happened!

Ponzi was a real person and his crime was not to operate a scheme like Bubblews!

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author avatar kaylar
17th Nov 2015 (#)

I wrote an article about Charles Ponzi. It is on this site. You can read it.

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author avatar Retired
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Kaylar, I have looked for your article but not found it. I have found an article by you on Ponzi schemes, but it has little to say about the man himself apart from stating that he invented the fraud that bears his name, but this is not actually true.

Charles Ponzi worked at a time for a bank in Montreal that operated on fraudulent lines and he later applied the principle to his own scheme. When he was arrested he attracted such publicity that the name of the scheme stuck with him.

You might like to read my own article on the man, at http://nut.bz/h8yai7im/

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
17th Nov 2015 (#)

I heard that a lot of people that deserved to be paid were not paid and excuses were given. They were told they had violated one or more of the rules when in fact they hadn't done so. I made five redemptions for which I had gotten paid. Then I made my sixth one and didn't get my money. It was during the time of the tech glitch they had. They told people to submit details of when we redeemed and how much and that we would get paid. I send them that info both via the site and via email. I was told my info was received and would be processed but nothing ever happened after that. I never got my money. And I was never told why. Many who submitted their details were in fact paid. I was very upset, yet didn't stop writing. I was able to make one more redemption. I think that was before the drastic change took place. After the change took place activity on my posts went down by a lot and my earnings were crawling... I didn't leave the site then either (continuing to post there) hoping I'd be able to at some point get to the next redemption but that never happened.

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author avatar Lena Kovadlo
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Clearly the site was not making enough money in ad revenue to be able to pay all the writers, especially when many people were cashing out every few days (before the drastic change happened). If you can't pay people you can't stay in business, not unless you tell people you are discontinuing the money making part of the site.

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author avatar kaylar
17th Nov 2015 (#)

They knew from the first that it was unsustainable, which is why so many thousands weren't paid.

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author avatar Retired
17th Nov 2015 (#)

I usually got paid but slipped on one occasion when I promoted my posts via my Twitter account, despite the site actually encouraging you to do so.

The problem was that I had too many Twitter followers! All the extra views on my posts looked suspicious to their algorithm, so I could no longer use Twitter after that.

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author avatar kaylar
17th Nov 2015 (#)

You still don't get it.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Nov 2015 (#)

My wife and I left there ages ago too. You can join us on tsu if you like. It pays for you to post your own photos or to click the SHARE button on photos others have posted, they do not want google images but some people cheat and post those (I try not to share those). My wife cashed out at $160 already, I am not as active as she is.

Anyone who wants to join and has pictures to share is welcome to join, I suggest using my wife as a referral as she is more active so can devote more time to promoting people who sign up wiht her.

https://www.tsu.co/BrendaNelson

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author avatar kaylar
18th Nov 2015 (#)

I actually joined but I don't have photos. I went to mylot...I don't know if it is any good...I haven't been paid yet...but haven't reached the payout...
what has paid me..blogjob.

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author avatar brendamarie
18th Nov 2015 (#)

I left there a while back and am on mylot.

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author avatar kaylar
18th Nov 2015 (#)

I have also gone to mylot...where everyone discusses the Bubble...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Nov 2015 (#)

Your link to your earlier post was like swimming in the sea in terms of comments and your last one nailed it! Wow!!!

I think the idea behind Bubblews was to have many page views and contributors and then find a buyer - it does not happen anymore mainly due to contributors "make hay while the sun shines - you scratch my back and I will scratch yours" which is not to my liking when it does not make sense, when quantity matters more than quality.It ends up as a clicking frenzy!

Thanks for speaking your mind Kaylar - siva

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author avatar kaylar
19th Nov 2015 (#)

It was created to be a scam. So many people still think it was some glitch or inexperience of the owners, when it was merely a ponzi from day one.

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author avatar Retired
19th Nov 2015 (#)

One site that is still alive and well is InfoBarrel. This is a "serious" writing site that puts emphasis on quality and in which posts are assessed and edited.

I joined it over a year ago but was never very active there. If you want to give it a go I have a referral link that I will give you in a private message.

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author avatar kaylar
19th Nov 2015 (#)

It is too much work for too little money.

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author avatar M G Singh
19th Nov 2015 (#)

A very balanced article with sane advice

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author avatar kaylar
19th Nov 2015 (#)

thank Madan...

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