Rihanna gobbled up 1 million dollar to sign up for an account at Pocodot, and Lady Gaga inadvertently accepted 2 million dollar from Pocodot. Okay, that’s sweet, but really — what the heck is Pocodot?
Pocodot is a Facebook-killer. And it is pushing hard to make its presence sense on the web. That’s what Pocodot.com is all about, I thought.
However, this social networking website takes the dirty route by using YouTube as its weapon to trick the users. Check out the popular music videos on YouTube and you’ll know that Pocodot has drummed the rhythm out of these videos by dropping convincing comments and rapidly earning “thumbs up” in the comment section of YouTube. Yes, the comments on celebrities tying up with Pocodot are fake.
How is Pocodot gaining massive up-votes on YouTube? That I don’t know, but most of the folks on YouTube are smart enough to hit the “spam” button — as the users have figured out that Pocodot is just another Facebook. Clearly the website has gone wrong in its viral marketing technique.
Here is how a Pocodot profile looks like — yes, I signed up for it. Just for you! 🙂
To a certain extent, the site looks neat with its elegant tabbed feature, but if such awesome marketing tactics are the only way for Pocodot to generate users, then the future of this social networking site hangs on the ropes.
Update: June 7th, 2011:
YouTube users, Pocodot is seriously getting under our skin, don’t you agree? As a matter of fact, Pocodot.com is gaining all the unwieldy attention, so much that everyone is talking about this “Facebook-killer” on the internet forums and YouTube.
As you know, the sites’ tactics to gain thumbs up on YouTube has been an immense success. Taking one step further in this treachery, Pocodot has a new “viral” technique under its hat.
The technique that Pocodot is currently employing involves buying a new domain names and then redirecting it to Pocodot.com. Take a look at Hotospot.com, or Pococot.com for instance (not linked intentionally), these sites are nothing but Pocodot’s way of generating members.
The amount of Pocodot bots (that’s how I like to call it) is increasing at an alarming rate as we speak. I would like to thank PoiMage for taking the initiative of explaining what Pocodot is all about: check out the video:
There are at least more than 10 deceiving domain names that redirect to Pocodot. I have really lost count of them. Do let me know if you come across such domain names next time when you browse the popular music videos on YouTube — where the spam comments are usually higher.
Now that Pocodot is really getting on our nerves, YouTube has to do something. Perhaps a captcha box is what YouTube needs to implement in its comment section.
Lastly, I’d like to know how many of you have an active account at Pocodot? I don’t. However, there is one thing, only one thing, that I really like about Pocodot: their creative comments on YouTube.