Good day nation of tsu, it’s Sebastian.
You are probably wondering about the new layout but in fact we have permanently taken the tsu product offline due to the cost associated with running it. We are now focused on retooling in order to launch alternative apps for our community and others.
Although numerous user communities want us to keep the site on, our mission of changing the social landscape for the benefit of the content creator has passed. I started this concept eight years ago and when we launched in late 2014 we brought the conversation of content ownership and monetization to the content rights holders into the mainstream. All told there were approximately 5.2 million of us who have used our platform. Through you, tsu’s emergence into the mainstream spurred discussions on virtually every major media outlet touching on the tsu concept, royalties of music streaming services and to the business models of established platforms. I wish we could have done more for the content creators and the wonderful charities that lent their names to our platform. In all, we built water wells, gifted wishes and gave back en masse.
Although I would have hoped we could have done more, I am proud of our team and the wonderful, diverse community of friends we have cultivated along the way. I am proud to have been a part of something that millions of people helped create from North America to the Asian subcontinent.
Thank you for being a part of our platform of change and believing in what we were attempting. In terms of those who have monetized their content, we intend to abide by what we set out to do and if you have created amounts large enough for redemption ($100), we will remit payments to you in short order – just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 31st to get the process started. If you have participated in and won any company-sponsored contests, you will be compensated as well. In the next few days we will be adding a button to the site so users can download their own content which will be available until August 31st. Should you have any questions, please write to email@example.com.
Lastly, in order to keep up on what we are doing next, please feel free to connect with me through various social media platforms:
Snapchat: @tsullc “sebastian”
Twitter: @sebastianarthur “SeabassChen”
Founder & CEO, tsu