This is an unusual post for me and for an art/photo blog, but it's something I wanted to share. The buzz is building about a new company and web platform called Rippln. They are in invitation-only stage right now, with a projected public launch within the next 60 days. So, what is Rippln?
The premise for this new platform is that the ordinary people who grow massive companies like Facebook, Twitter, and the like should be compensated for making those companies successful. I like that idea, but how does it work? I don't know yet, as they have not yet implemented the eco-system. A friend I trust and respect sent me an invitation and when I went to the web site I was a bit skeptical. There is an introductory video and after watching I decided to join. It doesn't cost anything but a few minutes of my time so why not give it a shot?
Another video presentation appears after you join and sign a non-disclosure agreement. You also get the opportunity to invite 5 people to join you and start building your "ripples." The platform focuses on the ripple effect we have when we talk about things we like. Our recommendations often travel far beyond the people we know, creating a wave of interest that ripples out across the world.
Is Rippln legitimate? According to several web sites that specialize in detecting and reporting scams, yes, Rippln is legitimate. I saw a very long comment by one of the founders on a blog post that expressed just how much has been put into this project, including an in-house legal team, to insure everything is done correctly. 180,000 people joined Rippln in the first 9 days, and at least a few of them are very successful and highly respected entrepreneurs.
If you'd like to take a look at Rippln I can send you an invitation. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . All that is required to receive an invitation is your first and last name and email address. Don't worry, you won't be added to any email list. I don't have one. The only email you will receive from me is the one with the invitation code. Whether you join or not is your choice.