What is Pocodot.com, asks YouTube Users

By Sidharth | Features

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.

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Pocodot spam on YouTube

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:

Hotospot.com, Pococot.com are Pocodot Bots on YouTube

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.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(229) comments

ben April 20, 2011

on some youtube vids fake profiles are saying stuff like, “screw jewtoob, im going to gozie” spam obviously

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dev April 19, 2011

just to let you all know, that Jennifer person has been commenting on every page that you get when you google “pocodot”. All her comments seem to be biased toward pocodot being a good network…

just.
saying.

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Joe April 19, 2011

just fyi for people researching this, youtube spammers are using “hotospot.com” in comments now, which cleverly redirects you to pocodot.

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Suta April 18, 2011

Pocodot is lame

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HELLO April 17, 2011

HI

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Red Feather April 15, 2011

Have a look at their graphic. It’s basically a dog viewed in profile: a face, legs, and the three dots on the right-hand side serving as a tail. The “pocodot” logo fills the torso. Create an account, and become part of the animal.

Probably the first real “social spamming” site on the internet.

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tim April 13, 2011

althought it is a very lame way gathering populartiy..
…nothing can be worse than facebook.

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HyperDubstep April 13, 2011

Why do people have to be such knobs on the internet?
I hate how people are making phising sites all of the time now.

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Rachel April 12, 2011

Pocodot looks super lame. there will NEVER be a facebook replacement or knock off. Plain and simple. NEVER

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    Josh April 12, 2011

    Well, people thought that about MySpace, and look where they are now: circling the drain. Don’t put too much stock in facebook. We’re in the age of obsoletion. It’s just a matter of time.

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    Alex Prieto April 15, 2011

    are you retarded… they said the same thing about myspace…

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Gotta say this April 9, 2011

Jade : “lol whoever made this site was actually pretty brillant… It seems stupid but people fall for there little youtube tricks all the time… Pocodot saves your password and email and all your information and your computer is pretty much d*** the secound you sign up for the site… The scams nowadays are getting a lot more real and people really need to be carefull..”

And you think facebook is much better? everyone trust facebook? why?
because everyone uses it? it gathers huge amount of information about people, and who knows where they use it and what will they do it..?
That may be the biggest scam after Jesus and everybody is fallin again on it… Please do not use your real names there and do not put personal info there…!

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    jonathana April 10, 2011

    Lol, biggest scam after Jesus was Mohammad I thought.

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      Jon April 12, 2011

      suck my balls dude

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      Your mom April 12, 2011

      Pocodot is a pile of shit. Spam, spam, spam…

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      lol April 13, 2011

      LOL on that

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      blahh April 14, 2011

      i’d LOL if you go to hell 😉

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      reallybro? April 15, 2011

      Keep your atheism to your self, shithead.

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        yeabro? April 23, 2011

        get at me bro!!

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      asdf April 18, 2011

      go to hell
      ,.|.._____( ?_? )_____..|.,

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      your granma April 22, 2011

      Are you doesn’t have any respect to any religions.keep your atheism to yourself.fakyou.

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sinosi April 7, 2011

its just website campaigns duh nothing new, yes they trick is so lame lolz facebook is BIG already BIG its will be like culture even on phone so yeah culture

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Stuff April 7, 2011

It’s like this. The accounts are generated by bots. Bots write pre-written things and bots vote it up.

It’s interesting how something so IT can be so psychological.

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sterling April 6, 2011

Password reuse is something you better familiarize yourself with. There are worse things than viruses.

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Carolyn April 6, 2011

if you must signup for pocodot use a public computer like the libary’s or some computer that is not yours. make up a fake password like akfjkashfshpocodot but don’t ever use it on any other accounts that they can steal from you/ my BEST suggestion is to never create an account much less than visit one!! pocodot is like facebook it’s like they copied facebook! well at least facebook dosen’t do what pocodot does!! anyways if pocodot was a good non-virus site wouldn’t they hire advertisers and use google ad or make commericals or something that is not related to comments? pocodot probaly created 100 emails and youtube accounts and one account types the comment and the others click like! thats why most youtube accounts are with no profile pictures and not updated!!DONT TRUST POCODOT!!!

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    Yo May 1, 2011

    Dude seriously i dont work for pocodot but there is NO SUCH THING as a virus that can open from a web page and break through your anti-virus! Seriously!
    BTW I HATE POCODOT! IT DOESNT GIVE VIRUSES BUT THEY SPAM AND SPAM TO BE THE NEXT FACEBOOK!
    Everyone doesn’t get it!
    People think that Pocodot put viruses in your computer and steal information but they DON’T
    All they do is put spams on youtube videos to gain viewers to there site!

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Hm April 6, 2011

Well if people are falling for it no one should claim it’s a bad way of advertising. Then again it’s low, I hope they don’t go far with that site, and it dies eventually. Cheap merchants.

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Steve April 6, 2011

Ok, am i the only one who notices that this site is almost excatly like facebook?
Just look at it! It has Apps, friend requests, messages, notifications, even a wall!
This site would take about a day to make, simply take the facebook code and put it into a website editor and change it just enough to avoid getting sued!

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ZamBee April 6, 2011

No fuckin’ originality… this site is a scam.

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Warren April 6, 2011

ok i just did a test where i put in bullshit information and it let me create an account, probably not a good idea to make an account 😛

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Screa4mlover April 5, 2011

I just started hearing about this Pocodot thing, but I already have a facebook page, so I won’t be joining Pocodot.

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Kieran April 4, 2011

pocodot is not a virus, and is technically a legit site, its just the dirty advertising campaigns that obviously wont make them popular, if you want a real viral website (facebook) you have to have something that draws users in, this pretty much is the same as facebook, they also need the site to be spread through mouth to mouth and that is how fb got popular, not through advertising, but these guys obviously dont really have anything to offer and obviously cant afford adverts so do it through youtube and apparently through fb now as well

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Danielle April 4, 2011

Whoa hold here, I’m really confused. I just found out about this site like literally ten minutes ago(I know I’m slow, just a tad) … and is it, or is it not a scam? Whatever the answer is, I’m going to stick with good old Facebook 🙂

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dragonchaser088 April 4, 2011

i’ve read all the comments stated. thanks for the information about pocodot. i’m just so annoyed that i do not know it when it’s just keep popping on the videos i’m watching on youtube. thanks pipol.

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?? April 4, 2011

Rihanna? She was featured in Love the Way You Lie! Lady Gaga? I love her songs! It also trick’d singers! ):<

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Scargoth April 3, 2011

So, I read youtube comments, they say the website contains a virus, but I have never been explained if there is or what it does, anyone know? And who cares if it’s tearing down facebook, if it’s almost the same, then why is it such a big deal?

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Randi April 3, 2011

Pocodot doesnt look BAD, but it has crackpot advertising ideas. I might sing up to it if Facebook ever goes down the tubes, like Myspace. It probabl wont for another 5 years, though, so Im not going to do it right away. Lets wait for it to get outa beta so I dont get a virus. ^^

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Jade April 3, 2011

lol whoever made this site was actually pretty brillant… It seems stupid but people fall for there little youtube tricks all the time… Pocodot saves your password and email and all your information and your computer is pretty much dead the secound you sign up for the site… The scams nowadays are getting a lot more real and people really need to be carefull.. My mom almost sent a product worth 4,000 dollars to nigeria when someone sent her a fake paypal email confirming that payment was sent, it wasnt… Thank God she did a little reasearch before shipping the items overseas, the email looked as real as real can get… stuff happens like this everyday to tons of people…Be careful what you do with your information…emails, passwords, social security numbers…people give them out like candy and scammers are learning how to take advantage of that…just like pocodot.com…DONT SIGN UP!! even if you dont realise it right away the whole site is just one big virus…

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squire April 3, 2011

wow. i had no idea, so its like facebook then?

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    Lec April 10, 2011

    They TRY to be, using youtube, the 3rd most visited sit on the planet to gain popularity. Some rumors have been going around that after some time, you’ll get some virus that bypasses any type of security you’ve got, it’s like the place is a safe haven for hackers…

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petromaniac April 2, 2011

To be honest , i’ve not tried Pocodot yet myself nor am i planning to. Though i believe it’s a fine messenger or w/e that is , i mean it looks fine.. the only problem is the way they recruit people.. spamming youtube videos is just annoying :/
However , facebook is still crap.. i hate the interface.
And well.. whoever is gonna sign up in that pocodot thing…
DO NOT trust Pocodot , it might be a scamming company..
Don’t use any passwords that u’re using in other pages/programs/irl/etc.

You know that if someone puts his email and his password , and he has a paypal account , they can reset his password and take his money?
And i don’t mean if he chooses the same password he used in paypal , i mean that they’ll click “i forgot my password” to reset it , and an email will be sent to them. Then goodbye money!

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    paul April 9, 2011

    they cant do shit with an email address… if they reset ur password it will be sent to you, not them.

    At worst they can spam your email.

    If you’re dumb enough to use the same email/password for paypal as for pocodot then you deserve to lose your money.

    Anything with money involved should have unique passwords

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POCODOTPOPPER April 2, 2011

Good!!!! I hope it kills Facebook and puts viruses on all ur pc’s. U bunch of fucking common sheep!

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    delya April 4, 2011

    jerk.. :\ why would you wish people smth like that?

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    Fox Approves April 5, 2011

    Wow! Great example why not to go to pocodot.They even have people go to websites that are telling the truth about them to basically fuck off.

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nadav March 31, 2011

I think I know what theyre doing….
They have about 40 people and as one leaves a comment on a well known youtube video-he says to the other 40 to click “thumbs up” with there youtube accounts…
It’s so wrong…
I think Youtube should automatically erase every comment that has the word “pocodot” in it…
It’s taking over the videos comments and instead of leaving comments that have something to do with the video-it’s all about stupid pocodot!

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    Billybob April 10, 2011

    The problem is that most comments now disguise the words by using ridiculous characters to throw youtube off eg. PÖCÖDÖT etc. And these bots that pocodot sends out are recreated, tweaked and sent out to youtube videos every day or so

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    Ryan April 11, 2011

    Doesn’t matter. They don’t use “o”s in their wording now. They use different symbols that look like “o”s to trick youtube.

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jeff March 30, 2011

Didnt everyone see social network, dont they realize that facebook was a rip off of someone elses idea. Dont people realize that just because ford came out with the first mass produced car, doesnt mean they will be the last. If you ask me its time for something new, Facebook is on the downside but im not deleting my account yet. Everyone thought myspace was going to be the next big thing, then then Tom sold it to like Fox or something and it went down. Now zuchburg is looking at selling facebook, and experts predict the same thing will happen to facebook as myspace. Its only just right that another social media network tries to bridge the gap. Although none will ever replace Youtube! Tried true and everything you need, your the owner of your own channel, and you can get paid from it rather than wasting time money and your life on farmville….

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    Carolyn April 6, 2011

    no offense but i think your one of the pocodot people(who created it or is part of it) who else would wnna stand up for pocodot?? that website is lame,stupid,and sucks! why dont u spend your time adversting “what u think about facebook and why pocodot should be trusted” somewhere else?

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sucks March 30, 2011

Pocodot fucking sux!!! I made an acc n’ now I can’t delete it! Fucking not cool man!

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bla March 30, 2011

I have friends,who making the programs & selling them in use thru internet.I have spoken about google & such – google destroys many of companies & have destroyed tonns of them,by making almost the same program,tool or feature with diferent name & abit diferent features in it.Where u mostly trying to find something,thru internet what ur looking for? Thats right ! It`s a google,how do u think,if google has been made some new program e.t.c. where it`s gonna be on search resaults when u gonna type non-specific name of thing u where looking for? Thats right ! The first thing u gonna see,will bee googles thing… Pocodoc,is another one program,who will destroy twitter & faebook.Why? Bcause we all trust in google,because google is switching e-mails,youtubes e.t.c. under one profile,which makes u think,why should i need something other,if i can have one profile & can have all things i need under 1 profile? Thy`re destroying some poeple lifes & business,they wanna took whole internet under control… Think about it !

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aersixb9 March 29, 2011

I bet they found a way to hack youtube. One option might be some kind of automated thumbs-up button, possibly with spoofed return ip address packets and known-response delays along with canned tcp / acks on a timed delay…or via other methods, such as those internet-work at home sites, where they pay 50,000 people $.01 per thumbs up to click it a bunch and write those, or a purely mechanical or technical spambot style hack…probably a good way to make money, although I’m not sure how that site makes money? I didn’t visit it, since hackers are notorious for hiding virii in random data files to exploit popular bugs, like putting a weird string in a .html or .flash file that makes certain browser(s) install a hidden virus, which could then discreetly post spam or thumbs-up as a botnet, along with other botnet tasks such as rented cracking or computing, or anonymous relay.

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    Dylan March 31, 2011

    The registration of the domain is quite interesting. It is registered through the well known “godaddy” however the name it is under is a private company that allows you to register a domain under their information called DomainsByProxy.com. DomainsByProxy states that there site is NOT INTENDED FOR SPAMMING/PHISHING however that seems to be exactly whats happening here.

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Sam March 29, 2011

Actually Pocodot has made it..

Their Viral Tricks Gone VIRAL.. even it was making bad reputation..

i dont even even know there is a website/social network called pocodot before i saw it in youtube comments..

so.. i searched for it in google :)..

actually they are getting lot of visits now :)..

nice trick !!

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Hmm March 28, 2011

Actually, Facebook doesn’t delete your account either. It goes into something like “standby mode” and it’s there forever. Unless their policy changed…

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    BJS April 2, 2011

    U can delete your fb account, but you need to go to the help center and submit a “form”.

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      delya April 4, 2011

      where is the help center? I wanted to delete my Facebook account for some time, but I only managed to keep it on “standby mode” and it’s kind of irritating..

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vornie xx March 28, 2011

woah im confused…

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mARTIN March 28, 2011

U KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT U KNOW THAT POCODOT MAKERS KNOW THAT I HATE POCODOT AND THEY KNOW THAT U KNOW THAT U HATE POCODOT TOO.

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indianguy March 24, 2011

lol i (…) your wife

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POCODOTHATER March 24, 2011

I HATE POCODOT!!!

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Moment4life March 23, 2011

Well I read through the comments and ppl are making a big deal about it just because of pocodot. What I mean is that you know how facebook ripped off myspace since it had sooo many myspace users well everyones saying pocodot is just getting revenge on the ppl of facebook Ahah yeah good luck with that millions and millions of ppl use facebook I do too I love facebook and ppl who use it heavily aren’t going to delete their accounts that easily. Idk if anyone gOt these weird chainletters saying facebook is shutting down and we’ll have to pay that’s not true because if you lOok on the log on page it says something like facebook is free and always will be so calm down ppl just cause myspace didn’t do so well and you guys think that pocodot is getting revenge on facebook for doIng that, it doesn’t mean that facebook will be “rip” if ppl are being so uptight abOut this revenge thing what about that website nexopia does anyone remember that?

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    @Moment4Life April 3, 2011

    If there is anything I have learned from my years on the internet it is that people who randomly put capital letters into words are prepubescent teen girls or outright delusional. Either way what you say means nothing to no one, and whatever frivolous point you were trying to get across in that jumbled mess, you didn’t.

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MrNice March 23, 2011

Actually Pocodot is actually really trying to become ‘the next big thing’. They realised that Bacebook was invading users pricavy so they created an alternative.
Actually it’s Facebook that started the whole campaign to bring Pocodot down. Think of it. Facebook has the money, Facebook has the power.. It ‘ll take something pretty strong and profitable to ever bring Facebook down.

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    ............................ March 25, 2011

    yeah…sounds like a totally awesome place….a place where you sign up, can’t ever delete your account so your email and password are there for them to use it against you and there to be sent to a third party. Definitely something that i’m going to go and use. They don’t even have real comments on youtube. they’re all fake and spam. it’s not even real website. Pocodot shouldn’t be saying anything about Facebook “invading others privacy” as you said. and who cares if Facebook has the money and power to bring it down. It needs to be brought down. it’ll take something much bigger than a scam to get rid of Facebook.
    Pocodot is all explained here :http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110226134406AAuEFLT

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what..? March 23, 2011

now ist on youtube unde the name pöcödöt….

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kostas March 22, 2011

L0L
Pocodot=Facebook Rip Off

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    Marco March 25, 2011

    It is a new discovery virus that seeks to unravel the known and unknown viruses that destroys our computer. A virus is a person, place, or thing. It has a dislike button (who cares), viruses of separation graph, virus relationship virus mapping, geo-location mapping of virus, virus story blogging tool, weather and time virus, virus tagging and posting, chat virus, etc. It has virus, and release user data to 3rd party vendors like e-mail addresses and phone numbers. but there is no chat,no games,and has a lot of virus

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Aurelielaflammefan1+indiadesjardins March 20, 2011

thanks 4 the information 🙂 i saw some pocodot comments on youtube. pretty weird stuff 😛

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    viktoretka March 24, 2011

    Yeah me 2.. Thanks very much 😀

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Jeremy March 20, 2011

Basic summary of Pocodot:
Lame facebook clone site.
Using workers in foreign countries to mass-thumbs up comments advertising Pocodot on popular videos.
Site that some losers set up hoping to get rich by “creating the facebook killer” .
Basically just steer clear of it and it will die.

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DaDude March 19, 2011

1. Facebook, twitter, myspace, netlog, podocot, whatever stupid other websites there are, they’re all just a waste of time.
2. Sitting whole days behind your computer is not really what I call ‘social’.
3. If those people on your ‘social’ account on your ‘social’ web would be real friends, you could also talk to them LIVE, maybe?

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... March 19, 2011

Co za asy

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MultiSammmmy March 18, 2011

okay if you are reading this do not create a account on Pocodot.com if you are wondering why please watch this video he is telling you stuff about the websight and its a good idea that you go and watch it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DveX-XvtCY

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gonkyouka March 18, 2011

lol it doesnt have any PR.

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Ferzy11 March 16, 2011

the pocodot website creator has NO life,ugly layout, boring, and even the name is ugly!! i hate websites that wants to get rid of other better than them and they know the CAN’T do it!! its sooo annoying!!

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christheking March 15, 2011

dude get a girlfriend instead of doing this nonsence.

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J March 15, 2011

Pocodot is crazy!!! They got naked girls on there getting WILD!!! Fakebook is lame and its stupid. Plus all the girls on fakebook are stuck up bitches! Pocodot girls are loose. HAHA just kidding, but really I hate fakebook. I have no idea how it became so big its no different then myspace accept no music on profile. Anywayz anything that takes attention away from fakebook I am for!

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    jacob zacorias March 19, 2011

    THIS WEBSITE SUKS MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

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Erwin S. March 14, 2011

why does facebook need a killer? my nerdy friend told me that facebook is gonna close pretty soon. I’m not sure though..

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    sasasasa March 18, 2011

    it didn’t shut down in march 15 and pocodot are cpoy cats

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    Maxwell March 18, 2011

    It’s not. It’s a stupid rumor that I would normally say stupid people buy in to. But I won’t, because frankly, I’m in AWE that it’s gained so many people believing it. *sigh*

    It was started by an article on Weekly World News, a “news” website that in actuality is a satire with its “tongue firmly embedded in its cheek.”

    People STILL take it seriously to this day. It’s rather sad, really.

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AnonyMity March 13, 2011

Pocodot is outdated and weird.

Check the homepage pocodot.com

At the bottom,its written Copyright 2010 when 1/4 2011 has already passed. XD

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    DamnJack March 15, 2011

    Hey, befo yo write some ish – get some knowledge….

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    scottay March 17, 2011

    bloody idiot the date the copyright is registered it that date not when it ended

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      christopher March 20, 2011

      it’s updated every year morons, go to any big website and look. he was right.

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Klyde Storm March 13, 2011

THUMBS UP IF U WANT CHUCK NORRISS TO HANDLE THE PPL IN POCODOT!!
>:D THUMBS THIS UP SO PPL GET IN THE FIGHT!!!!!!!!

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    tabby March 15, 2011

    You can’t thumbs up here, smart one.
    I bet you are one of those noobs asking for thumbs up on youtube.

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      Bobbybobcat March 15, 2011

      *Sarcasm*

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      Dan March 15, 2011

      Hey Klyde,
      Two Thumbs Up!

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Laura March 12, 2011

The layout for Pocodot is so ugly. And about the dislike button, if you have Facebook you can download it, I know people who have it. I find it quite pathetic that Pocodot is using YouTube to try and get people to sign up with them. Though I do find almost all of the games and applications on Facebook completely pointless and stupid, but a lot of the quizzes were made by Facebook users themselves, the only game that I play is CSI: Crime City, it’s so much better than Farmville and all the other stupid and pointless games. All the Pocodot comments on YouTube are annoying me.

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    Lulz March 13, 2011

    Yeah…w/e. Ass-hat.

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dildope March 12, 2011

Facebook should sue pocodot

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    Vanessa March 12, 2011

    ya!!

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    dmoney March 13, 2011

    what about myspace? that crappy site got thrown out of business practically cuz of facebook. should myspace sue facebook? no cuz its the internet. as long as people can make websites they are gonna try to make money off of it. theres probably lots of sites out there just like facebook that we dont know about. facebook just became the best obviously. and it will remain the best until another site comes along and takes it over, not likely.

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      oscar March 19, 2011

      myspace got whack because it got bought out and then idk who but whoever bought it put way to many commercials on it and made it hard to use

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    JC March 14, 2011

    For what? Social Networking was not Facebook’s idea.

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Carissa March 11, 2011

The design is so ugly. Ew.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011

I ? kayla and the pozzey!

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r0ng March 11, 2011

It’s only viral for awhile. It will fade into anonymity soon. I signed up out of curiosity and the site is just… like an online biodata. But since I know no one’s there, it’s totally redundant and I dont plan to use it at all.

For all its clever (and annoying) marketing, they have failed to learn from FB’s success: exclusivity, inclusiveness and simplicity.

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Fouradi March 11, 2011

FUCK POCODOT ! AND FUCK PEOPLE WHOS WRITEING COMMENTS

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FmgLovesHim March 11, 2011

So now I got it, I’ve got answers to my questions. Pocodot is just a stupid copycat of Facebook ! People are talking about that Pocodot ! Good thing I didn’t sign up for that thing !

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Anon March 10, 2011

Genius marketing tactic. For everyone saying how lame it is, look at what it’s done; it’s got all you guys looking into to it and thus, reading this article. If Facebook were to do this kind of viral marketing you would all be saying how smart they are. But, since a competitor of Facebook is starting this, you’re all bitching. Although I am not a user of Facebook or Pocodot, their viral marketing was admirable, get over it people…

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Savannah March 10, 2011

this is what facebook did to MySpace; its just payback.

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    Brandon Tochimani March 12, 2011

    See, this is what I feared would happen.

    MySpace was at it’s height of the peak in 2006, but then a chain-letter broke out saying that MySpace has become too over populated. I say that people trying to get Facebook famous were starting that letter and sending it all over MySpace. People were getting concerned and decided to delete their accounts on MySpace. Then when people heard of Facebook, they tried it out, and liked it.
    A few months ago, the same thing happened to Facebook; a chain-letter broke out. Word of Facebook getting too overpopulated has gotten people concerned and made them delete their accounts. (Not to mention there was also word of Facebook shutting down and people having to pay for it).

    So what I feel must be the case is that people from Pocodot are starting up a chain-letter on Facebook to spark-up the process of becoming big fast. Their also making comments on YouTube which are totally fake. People will find out about Pocodot one way or another and they will make accounts on it and Pocodot will have it’s time. (I honestly can’t really speak for the virus/spam part since I have not made an account.)

    So go around, look through other articles, decide for yourself what you think of Pocodot. Hope my feedback was useful.

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      Anon March 22, 2011

      I just think it’s stupid that people believe in chain letters. Come on, what are you guys? five year olds? You know? (well not you specifically, just chain letter believers)

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      Nicole April 5, 2011

      Not necessarily. I started on THE facebook in college. Back then, you could only have a college email to get started. This would ensure you’re real (for the most part) and you could connect with others on campus or other schools.

      That gained it a lot of momentum, as I had friends who preferred facebook, because it was a “smarter Myspace.” After that brief stint, anyone could join! And i think it targeted high schools more, because at that age, it’s cool to have older friends. Either way, the rest is history. Now even my mom is on it.

      All I’m trying to say is that Facebook had a solid start. No spamming was necessary. In fact, it’s relieving not to get fake, hot girls spamming your inbox everyday.

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beccaquinn March 10, 2011

i think this is just a fake facebook and another person trying to get fame by copying facebook. its smart but its extremly smart by thinkin to get advertisment from youtube., thats what got be wondering what pocodot is. i saw it in in many videos and that it was a new trend and wanted to figure out wat it was 🙂 we fell in the trap.

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jiggs March 10, 2011

pocodot gives viruses too…hope you scanned your shit afterwards

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pocodot scam March 9, 2011

What a joke way to market your website. Do not enter you details on that site.

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AndrewNoNumbers March 9, 2011

While I hate the YouTube spamming, I’m very interested in seeing some competition for Facebook. And if they’re really getting celebrity endorsement, then it’s a sign of pretty deep-pocketed funding.

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Anon March 9, 2011

Pocodot is terrible. It is an awful, simplistic copy of Facebook and I do not understand why anybody would want to sign up. A friend of mine had signed up last year after all the buzz started, but left after less than two days because he constantly received error messages and was inundated with spam email (it must have been the site as he had not experienced problems before hand; he still receives spam to this day and has been forced to transfer all of his contacts to a fresh account). I hope Mark Zuckerberg sues the f*ck out of these people. I’m not a massive user of Facebook myself, but I know how it feels from personal experience to have someone rip off my work.

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    mj March 11, 2011

    lol, Zuckerberg suing someone for stealing his idea. have you seen the social network.

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Lida March 9, 2011

Lol, I don’t see what the point is in making pocodot, Mark Zuckenberg; the inventor and main creater of facebook has already been rewarded? If they’re trying to take credit from his ideas, then they’re absolutely intoxicated, and will soon be sued by many people 🙂 x

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jd... March 9, 2011

que bueno que mi usuario lo bloqueo youtube no lo posran usar lol

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EatMyblackAss March 8, 2011

hahaha pocodot i kick ur ass

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    poooooooooop March 10, 2011

    not hungry right now but thanks

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ddllopes March 7, 2011

am why the only one that wants to sign in just for curiosity, even tho this article tells me not to

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    chingaling890 March 27, 2011

    haha no ur not

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lalalalalala March 6, 2011

urmmm so guys is it harm to us to get an account on pocodot?
btw is pocodot is good or not cause i’m bit dizzy when i readthe articles and the comment

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CAZ March 6, 2011

Hey. Thanks for the warning there, Sidharth, I was about to join Pocodot to see what it was like, but you SAVED me from an ETERNAL ACCOUNT! I saw all of this advertising about Pocodot saying telling about how great that it was, so I looked at the web page first, then checked this out and immediately clicked the red X button on my tab! THANK YOU SO MUCH or I would’ve been in a heck of a lot of trouble! I’d join Facebook or Twitter any day rather than Pocodot. Oh, and this is amusing… Pocodot is underlined in red as a non-existent word and Facebook and Twitter aren’t underlined at all XD! Thanks again for the warning!

~CAZ

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CutieePiee(: March 6, 2011

Pocodot,
Listen Yea,
You Wanna Beat Facebook?
PPHHFF!!
You Cant!
End It Dere !
😀

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Kiya,A March 6, 2011

I keep seeing comments on youtube about this “Pocodot” and alot of poeple hate it alot and like me some poeple Dont know what it is and i read what it is and stuff i STILL DONT GET IT!

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justin bieber hater March 5, 2011

Shut The Fuck Up JB!

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Summer March 5, 2011

is it true that u cannot delete youre account?

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Amanda H March 4, 2011

Pocodot is a scam website. If you sign up for an account you won’t be able to delete it. They try to make FAKE messages on youtube that don’t have anything to do with videos and they use fake accounts to thumbs up the comments so they show up at the top of videos.

Pocodot lies, and because of their malicious, petty marketing schemes they’re being chased off of facebook (funny how they try and advertise lies on their competitors websites) and the word pocodot is now considered a spam word on youtube. All comments with the word pocodot in it are immediately spam filtered.

Therefore, pocodot will go nowhere but in the red with this marketing scheme. Getting dirty with the largest social communities online right now does not win you friends.

Oh, also- there are NO celebrities on pocodot. they fabricate lies. Any pocodot messages you see on youtube should be marked as spam so no one else is suckered into this scam.

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Ladida March 4, 2011

Creating fake accounts to make fake comments is not clever marketing, it’s insulting the intelligence of their target audience.
Looks really pathetic, too.

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Alex BBBBBB March 3, 2011

Not even one of my 400 contacts is using pocodot
like theres already facebook im just waiting for pocodot to get the sued

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ashley March 3, 2011

i think this is so fucking stupid, you guy’s are ripping off facebook. facebook will ALWAYS be there than this dumb ass shit. you guys are cunts!

SUCK ON A DICK BITCH 😀

<3, ashley.

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    thedarkdragon89 March 7, 2011

    um that’s what people said about myspace, look at where myspace is now, facebook will someday fall also, but I’m confident in my ability to say that pocodot will not take it’s place.

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    ali March 8, 2011

    Facebook ripped off orkut, what do you expect Facebook will be around forever naaah!,

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kelsey March 3, 2011

i can’t wait to sign up and get oneeeeee! 🙂

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rach March 3, 2011

Soooo I saw that pocodot thing on youtube and read this article too, and since I’m rather disenchanted with facebook (for instance, the new photo viewer drives me CRAZY, among other things), I signed up for Pocodot to see if it was any good. Then I read all the comments saying there’s no account delete button and I’m freaking a little bit. But if it has better functionality than facebook I’m all for it. Also, whoever’s saying facebook will never be overcome….I guess you’re too young for MySpace? Someone on this very thread used a sentence I myself said about five years ago… “Facebook will never be taken over by Pocodot!” … “MySpace will never be taken over by Facebook!” I remember hating the thought of facebook back then…now I’m an addict!
I’m all for something fresher, something new. Don’t know if it will be Pocodot, but who knows, really.

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justin bieber March 2, 2011

I already have an account in pocodot. PS. i am not justin bieber!

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    Fishbuuk March 4, 2011

    lol…..

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Katieee March 2, 2011

Yeah, I reckon all the other pocodot people on youtube will be liking each others comments!

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Claire March 1, 2011

Thank you very much!
I was a very confused Youtuber.
Though, I’m still wondering how it got so many ‘thumbs up’.

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    Sidharth March 1, 2011

    Maybe it is manual, or some kind of software has been used to exploit the YouTube comment system.

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bart February 28, 2011

FYI there are companies paying individuals to post comments on different websites for marketing purposes. guess pocodot is one of them.

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abhijit February 27, 2011

Am i to understand Pocodot is using youtube as a way to advertise itself? Hmmm… why do i not see anything wrong with it?

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unknown February 27, 2011

Hey guys.I wanna tell you this:DO NOT EVER TRY POCODOT.It’s a website that gives you a virus,blockes you and doesn’t let you delete your account.I tried it myself and it won’t stop till it will ruin youtube.but we won’t let it do this.pocodot pays people to make fake accounts.every channel which comments about pocodot doesn’t have videos or background so be careful:(p.s.don’t get me wrong
this is what i think
but if pocodot proves is not fake..ok:)

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Lex February 27, 2011

Whatever, everyone is hating on this pocodot thing, but to me, I’m just glad to see that maybe it’s true that FINALLY facebook has the opportunity to just fade away already. I know it sounds stupid because they are the same thing basically but their only difference is that pocodot is a fresh start. To me, anyways. And all those with awful facebook experiences that won’t stop haunting them, can understand this. There are SO many social networking sites, they are all stupid in general, but why is FB so much better? seriously, why- because they have a zillion more users? that’s not a real reason. Having more followers doesn’t make you cooler. If it’s true that social networking sites are here to stay, even if I hate and fuss all I want, well then I’ll just be glad to see facebook fade into a distant memory, that will be sufficient enough.

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    Kati March 2, 2011

    hmmm, a pocodot representative?

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    john March 10, 2011

    That is funny because I have a friend that is named Lex and he seems to be fugin obsessed with facebook – like he is always posting a picture on there – I completely agree that facebook sucks – but I still get messages all teh time from people that I need to check and respond to on facebook – its become sort of like an email

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Lex February 27, 2011

Whatever, everyone is hating on this pocodot thing, but to me, I’m just glad to see that maybe it’s true that FINALLY facebook has the opportunity to just die already. I know it sounds stupid because they are the same thing basically but their only difference is that pocodot is a fresh start. To me, anyways. And all those with awful facebook experiences that won’t stop haunting them, can understand this. There are SO many social networking sites, they are all stupid in general, but why is FB so much better? seriously, why- because they have a zillion more users? that’s not a real reason. Having more followers doesn’t make you cooler. If it’s true that social networking sites are here to stay, even if I hate and fuss all I want, well then I’ll just be glad to see facebook die, that will be sufficient enough.

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Anonimous persnon February 24, 2011

I would press the like button if there was one 🙂

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YaYa February 23, 2011

Hmm I heard that Pocodot is owned by a celeb. None other than Ms Spears herself. Am I incorrect?

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v3n0m531 February 23, 2011

god i hate ppl who abuse youtube, thts not the point of youtube!!! pocodot sucks and u no it ppl
if u wanna promote pocodot make a vid, thts wat youtubes for

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Maia February 22, 2011

Thanks for clearing that up. (:
I was a fellow confused Youtuber.

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Oskar February 22, 2011

Tell you one thing… BOTH facebook and Pocodot are fucked up ways to communicate with ppl. All social networks just ruin the meaning of the word “friendship” coz all you ppl do is get on your profile and chat to “friends” who you actually have nothing to tell, all you do is chat about loads of shit and use those stupid functions like “What if gonna be the name of my husband” I can tell you that without that… A FAGGOT! coz noone normal would marry such a naive girl like you. grow up ppl.

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    Joe February 23, 2011

    Thats not true. I used Facebook to communicate with my father while he was overseas and im able to communicate with my brothers that live 3 states over. i think Facebook makes communicating with your family and friends much easier especially when there all spread out around the world like mine and in a busy world like today we dont have allot of time to communicate like we use to anymore.

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      Lee February 28, 2011

      You use Skype for that. My mother worked overseas, no way in hell did we use facebook for that. Facebook is sad and bad it’s used to bully others and it’s boring, manipulative, and steals all info about your life. I’m sick of FB I want a new site.

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        that guy March 1, 2011

        Its how facebook is used, not facebook itself. The ACT of having thousands of friends and don’t talk to any more than 10 is kinda a dumb idea. Actually keeping up with ACTUAL friends and family, or even trying to communicate with someone new is TOTALLY ok, and facebook is a good method of doing that considering how popular it is. So Facebook itself isn’t a piece of shit, its the VAST MAJORITY of users on facebook.

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        Joe Mama March 1, 2011

        Obvious Pocodot Representative is obvious^^

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    Nappe February 24, 2011

    You said it, m8!

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Sarah February 21, 2011

Hi! Pocodot is a Facebook-KILLER. Much better than Facebook in terms of design and functionality 🙂

xoxo

– Sarah

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    Ladida March 4, 2011

    It sure is!

    You can’t delete your account and you get a free virus when you sign up!
    😀

    xoxo <3<3<3 😀

    Anna or some other generic girl's name.

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Skye February 20, 2011

Pocodot is not a virus. Its just a wannabe facebook. If you sigh up for it, you will see, all the features are just like facebook. Only Pocodot has no games e.c.t. Facebook is way better. Pocodot is quite boring but I think we should give the website a chance so we can see what its really like. Its getting on my nerves on youtube tho. Thats just unnessercary!

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Thomas February 19, 2011

Louielouie is a pocodot clone there are alot of Louielouie ex. 10Louielouie10 in love the way you lie3Louielouie3 in not afraid
There are alot so spread the word DON’T USE POCODOT ITS A VIRUS

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Brumas February 19, 2011

They probably do the same as those ‘forever alone’ users do: create many other accounts to thumbs up themselves/fav.

This is pretty lame tho, ugly design and looks boring.

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Joana February 18, 2011

I think the users who comment about pocodot are accounts created by the owners of pocodot because the profiles of that users are all equal (they’re basically empty).And the likes on the comments of this users have a simple explanation… if you like your own comment and then refresh the page you’ll notice that your like was counted (at least it was like this sometime ago) or since there are so many users that comment about pocodot, maybe they vote in each others pocodot comments.
Anyway I just wanted to say that I hate this kind of things, this is not an ethical way to get traffic to your website. A website that abuses of youtube just to earn visitors can’t be a good website!

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STFUUU! ;] February 18, 2011

Okai. I dont really give a f***. just screw pocodot. it’s ugly. i will NEVER, but NEVER make an account :]

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Pocrapdot February 17, 2011

Well, well?

This website is very awesome, fully functional on its own, and the majority is made of dum—I mean real, accounts. What’s there to hate?

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    STFU February 18, 2011

    lol… Awesome huh? Nice advertising btw… >:D

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      Odenetheus April 12, 2011

      You know he was being sarcastic, right? :O

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    fede February 18, 2011

    [Pocodo spammer detected]

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    fede February 18, 2011

    [Pocodot spammer detected]

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Nele February 16, 2011

Yeah, I was so stupid to make one to see what it all was about, because Lady Gaga was on there 😛 And the curious girl that I am I signed up for it…now I can’t delete it 😐 Urgggh, wish I didn’t make it … Or maybe someone figured out how to delete it, when I click on help, the only thing it says; ‘this section wil come soon’ … >.<

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SexyLady February 16, 2011

pocodot can never overtake facebook in the slightest :):) xx

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Funky Chicka February 16, 2011

Good thing I came to this website before I signed up. Thanks for the warning!

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sc11 February 16, 2011

it’s ugly

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GOf*ckurself February 16, 2011

Okay pocodot is pretty l*** and sh**, but f*ck to those people who thinks fake youtube accounts that promotes Pocodot are made from the philippines..

LIKE HOW THE HELL WOULD YOU KNOW? just because they would use philppines as their country it doesn’t mean they’re really from the country..

zzz

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    GlassesAREcute February 18, 2011

    Wow, dude. I think I fell in love. ONE person who has sense.

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Sam February 16, 2011

fuck podocot, it’s all fuckin fake, FACEBOOK 4 LIFE !!

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    RetardKiller February 16, 2011

    “FACEBOOK FOR LIFE!” Retard.

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      Retard_Hater February 16, 2011

      U Retard its only txt writing y do u care about gramma online? ur a nobody an no1 cares about u…nothin betta to do then msg online. VIRGIN

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        Retardness itself February 16, 2011

        i doubt you ever get laid … because you talk of virginity that way … dude … your retarded writing is just for you PC nerds …

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          Chris February 16, 2011

          I’m a “PC nerd” and I don’t type like that, you imbecile. That said, you completely left out all of the grammar in your comment. You’re making yourself look like an even bigger dumbass than him.

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          Retarder February 16, 2011

          how is typing like a normal person “just for you pc nerds?” what do you use one of those gay macs?

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          urbothdumb February 18, 2011

          PC means Personal Computer. Not Windows Computer.

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        Megan February 16, 2011

        What’s wrong with being a virgin?

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          Me February 16, 2011

          Nothing. fortunately it has a cure ahahahaha 😛

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          Grant February 17, 2011

          its a dude thing

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        BatNips February 17, 2011

        You’re both retards.

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Anonymous February 16, 2011

well some guy’s are spamming this “Pocodot” site on Youtube alot !

watch some Music Parody’s and look at the Comments.

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hello kitty February 15, 2011

I can’t believe you guys are against Pocodot.. I found it to be an amazing site…jusst kidding! I couldn’t even upload the page awhile ago, low bandwidth?

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Lisa February 15, 2011

Yeah I looked up pocodot on you tube and there are some videos of a girl doing comedy I guess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMN3OAp1OaE

but all the comments were positive which leads me to believe they are staged I’ve been on You Tube for many years and there is always a troll or 2 spreading their joy not so with this video.

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Keanu February 14, 2011

They get all the thumbs up from their dummy accounts, you can tell how they are fake because they are all from the Phillippines, made in the last month, have no picture and few, if no, youtube friends. I suggest reporting the comment as spam, i do it as a hobby.

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    LOL February 16, 2011

    lol, you’re really making ur self stupid by saying all of these accounts were made from the philippines

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Loria February 14, 2011

Well I signed up for Pocodot and I like it. I’ve chatted with several people from other countries that I never would have known about on fb. Here is my question. Why do you even care? If you don’t like it then don’t use it. Let the population decide.

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    cvhagar316 February 16, 2011

    It’s not that the people are fake, it’s the fact that pocodot as a company has the audacity to create accounts, fake or not, to abuse the comments on YouTube to gain a fan base for their bullsh*t website.

    i was fooled into signing up before I found this blog, you can’t even delete your account and the site isn’t fully functional.

    I understand you are upset because people are causing them of being from the Philippines, but it really doesn’t matter where they are coming from, just that they suck as a company.

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    cvhagar316 February 16, 2011

    Because they are abusing YouTube as a free mode of advertisement. They are cheating us into thinking such a great thing exists when it really doesn’t. I too have a pocodot account, sadly, and I can’t delete it and half the site doesn’t work yet.

    People should be warned there are spammers out there. That is what the Spam comment button is for on YouTube. The people who started YouTube didn’t want people to use comments to advertise, so why would you encourage it?

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      Annonomus February 18, 2011

      cool story lmao

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michael j. February 13, 2011

i saw a lot of lame pocodot comments on drake find your love on vevo. its a damn good thing i came here to see whats really going on!!! thnx for the warning. maybe you should post this on all the high ranked vids on you tube just to shut them up!

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Jen February 13, 2011

I was sooo tempted to make a pocodot profile but after I saw one of your image of the pocodot profile it looks lame o_O Thanks!

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Christina February 13, 2011

Everyone, toegther we can stop this ridiculous Pocodot spamming! The top comments should go to REAL people, not marketers… 🙂 Mark each comment as spam and post comments on what Pocodot REALLY is! >:3

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nepherdwen February 13, 2011

read somewhere that it is a filipino site and that they employed people to make fake accounts (a few weeks onld and no vids uploaded), post comments about pocodot and thumb them up…well,i no i’m never gonna use that site because what they’re doing on youtube is just nasty

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Dina February 13, 2011

As a lot of other people who has commented, I watched a lot of videos on youtube, and a lot of the top rated comments was about pocodot, so i searched about it on google and i found this page. Thanks for letting people know!

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daniel February 12, 2011

saw some poco-spam on a youtube vid a few minutes ago, and was curious so I googled it…

fourth or fifth link down was THIS PAGE, so THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP!! guess this page is poco killer lol

also, when I checked back on the vid, the comments had already been flagged and removed. 🙂

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Broseph February 12, 2011

I saw this as well and I was confused. I had never heard of such thing, so I tried doing some investigation. Out of the 132 accounts that I have checked, all of them were created on February 01, 2011. They all have a country of the “Philippines”. And, they seem to comment on each other’s comments as well as maintain the same amount of “thumbs ups”. This means that they have accounts that they thumbs up each other on to get to the top rated comments. If you ask me, this is just failed publicity.

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    Skye February 20, 2011

    Broseph – 132 profiles? Are you sure?

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POCODOT?? SUCKS! February 12, 2011

“Pocodot” freaking sucks!!!

Its a lame,cheap,desperate rip off of Facebook.
It is definitely NOT going to become a fad…and if it did I would kill my self…holy crap its the most ridiculous sh!t I have ever seen!!!

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Bellovesos February 12, 2011

Dear Gods, this article saved me from Pocodot! Thank you very, very much.

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Lily February 12, 2011

I signed up for pocodot, thinking it was cool and all that because my friend got one. Well, it only got me creepy men who now
1. know where i was born
2. know where i live now
3. know my full name
So I said, heck with this. I searched for a ‘delete this account’ button, and there wasn’t one! Now i have to deal with messages from people asking me things like, “Do you want to have phone ___?” ugh. Hate pocodot.

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    Skye February 20, 2011

    There really is no delete account button? I need to delete mine!

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Lollifred February 11, 2011

I was tricked by those youtube comments, and I signed up. It took me until the next day to realize all the comments were fake. Now I feel so stupid. Then I logged on again to try to find a “delete my account” button, but there wasn’t one. And all I could do now is watch thousands and thousands of people fall for the same trick. I soooooo should have read this first!

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    Sidharth February 12, 2011

    You know what, I tried everything to locate the “delete” link on Pocodot and it was a complete waste of time. Pocodot hardly has any information on deleting the account; perhaps, it is run by a bunch of guys busy with their schools.

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Chris February 11, 2011

For me this pocodot looks more like a joke: clicking on the Help link: “This section is coming soon.”. The Privacy Policy link: “Really?! Who needs one?!”(paraphrasing).

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    Sidharth February 12, 2011

    Hehe. Yeah, not to forget the “about” page — Pocodot doesn’t even have this page up yet!

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Tyler February 11, 2011

Ha! Facebook isn’t like twitter or myspace. It’s a tool, not a fad, and as long as they keep updating it no one is going to bother having to find all 700 of their friends on this terrible rip off of a site.

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    Sidharth February 12, 2011

    Very true.

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    Hakeem February 12, 2011

    Facebook is no less a fad than myspace was . Myspace was created a year or two before facebook and manage to stay popular for at least 5 years ,so stop with your ignorance . Little kids with short attention spans these days

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    nightDREAMERms April 4, 2011

    True. I mean, I know FB will probably die out of popularity, but I really don’t feel like signing up to another social networking site and having to look for all my old High School friends again (whom nowadays I only keep tabs on.) Unless there’s an “Import FB Friends List” button, I’m unlikely to sign up.

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Yossi February 11, 2011

Very clear and straight forward report. Thanks 🙂

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    Sidharth February 12, 2011

    Thanks for passing by, Yossi. Means a lot to me! 🙂

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Steven February 11, 2011

Thanks for looking into Pocodot for us, Sidharth.

I too was curious about this new social networking site because of all this viral ‘marketing’ placed on a slew of youtube videos. It was easy to notice a pattern developing across the medium with all the positive comments about Pocodot.

I honestly don’t see how this site really extends past what other social networking sites have already done and don’t really think I’ll be signing up any time soon.

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    Sidharth February 12, 2011

    You know, Steven, the site doesn’t even have an “about” page, no information on how to “delete” your comment and no “help” page. The admins are perhaps busy in spamming YouTube — they have succeeded at this to a certain extent.

    It’s kind of scary to know if they have any “active” visitors. We have Facebook now, I am fed up with all these social networking sites.

    Anyway, I am happy to know that a lot of people have found this article useful. 🙂

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Linda February 10, 2011

THANK YOU SO MUCH for clarifying this for me! I DID Google it (pocodot) when I saw it posted in a comment on one of P!nk’s videos on YouTube, and got NOTHING that made sense. I truly appreciate you for posting THIS !!!
Sincerely,
Linda L.

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    Sidharth February 11, 2011

    Really appreciate your comment, Linda. Feels good! 🙂

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Jennifer Patroski February 10, 2011

Given that it’s still in beta, I actually believe that facebook, like all companies in Silicon Valley, has a shelf life and that it will soon meet its fate. The barriers to entry are not as solid as people may think. In fact, the name ‘pocodot’ sounds more flavorful, and its brand equity is much more solid than those of friendster, myspace. If there’s an Intel, there’s an AMD to balance it. If there’s a Microsoft, there’s an Apple to balance it. If there’s a Magic Johnson, there’s always going to be a Larry Bird. 🙂

I had also replied to a similar question in another post.

Users are finicky. And nowadays, users are even more short-attention spanned. If I had to place my bet, assuming Pocodot has a solid management team and plenty of capital to spread around, they will be the most likely heir to the throne – of course, it will depend on many factors but overall, they seem to be handling it just fine. And, competition is good – for consumers. Without competition, companies like Microsoft would forever rule the world and we would have no Google, no Apple. In my own personal opinion, it’s time people wake up and embrace change and specifically, competition.

As far as the remark about spam – companies like Zynga and Groupon were also seen as utilizing questionable spam techniques. Now, they’re multi-billion dollar companies with extremely high profit margin and used by the masses. If I was a consumer, or a business who was looking to advertise, I would actually encourage and help bring users to Pocodot as that will help prevent monopolistic pricing behavior on the part of FB. Again, just my two cents.

P.S. – i LOV the dislike button on Pocodot too. Finally people woke up and saw the daylight on this dictatorial travesty.

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    Tyler February 11, 2011

    Hello member of the Pokadot marketing team. I’ve never seen someone so shamelessly promote something as unnecessary and unknown as pokadot, which virtually steals every aspect of Facebook. People have 5 years of their lives on Facebook, no one is going to start over. Twitter was fun in 2009, and Myspace was okay if you’re an aspiring musician.

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    J February 11, 2011

    LMAO @ Pocodot. Nice try with the self-proclaimed inheritance. There may always be an AMD to compete with Intel, but you’re no AMD.

    Since you no doubt work for Pocodot, I probably don’t need to explain to you a fact you guys clearly already know: absent trickery, nobody is going to jump on your site when no more than a handful (at best) of people they know “use” it. Any by “use” I mean have an inactive account because they were tricked into signing up. You’re right about the short attention spans though; once people see how empty your network is, you’re getting dumped faster than people can say, “what happened to Friendster?”

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    G-Sun February 12, 2011

    LOL. Obvious marketer is obvious.

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    Pablo February 13, 2011

    The lamest website ever. Dear Miss Viral Marketing, how does it feel getting paid for putting fake comments on every pop star youtube video, creating fake accounts and convincing people your page is “awesome”?

    There are people that don’t get brain-washed so easily these days.

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      Jared February 26, 2011

      Yeah, and just like AMD you’re cheap.
      Just like Apple you’re out-dated from the start.

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    Arcane February 27, 2011

    Okay, just a few comments…

    I do not like Facebook. I don’t appreciate the way that Facebook has tried to trick me into sending my information everywhere in the past. I only use Facebook because my friends are on there. Point being: If you can’t pull my friends from Facebook, you probably won’t convince me to join Pocodot. Also, I will most definitely not test it since there is no delete key…which will be covered in my next section.

    TO BUSINESS:

    I’m sure someone in your business has a business degree…telling from your advertising techniques it is probably in marketing.

    I’m a business person myself, so here is some advice for you. Think of it as free consulting.

    Creating a social network requires PEOPLE. Solution: You need a way to get people to your site. This will not happen as long as you do not have a delete key because no one wants to risk their identities to make you money. You need to give people the opportunity to explore your site without ramifications.

    Also, I’m sure that you understand standardization and realize that Facebook has created a standard that you simply cannot replicate. If your company hopes to be successful it must generate its own unique standard. This means more than just having a dislike button.

    You say that “users are finicky”. I would be careful with that and say that they are selective about the quality of their products. I also wouldn’t call users short-attention spanned either. These are potential customers you are talking about. I understand that perhaps behind this ruse you feel you need to say things like that to maintain your guise, but I don’t think it works (Unless you really don’t work for Pocodot, in which case you fooled me).

    A “solid management team and plenty of capital to spread around” are but two of the factors required to be successful. You still need to create a standard. Point being: I had never heard of you before YouTube. You need to create a standard. Unfortunately, so far your only standard has been that you will use YouTube to promote yourself. People haven’t received that too well. Pocodot will not be the “heir to the throne” unless you can create a positive standard for yourself. The name for your site also seems to be confusing people. I know I keep calling it “Pokadot” myself. I don’t know what you can do to change that though. That does work to have people remember you to an extent. As to the capital situation, according to a post you are apparently down $3 million (Lady Gaga and Rihanna).

    Competition is good for consumers for the most part…you are right about that, but I think that mostly applies to the people paying you. I’m pretty sure that I read that you were free so that would be the advertisers. I can make a guess that if you asked companies to advertise on your site, they would ask you how many users you have…so you should get the users first.

    People may accept change if you give it to them…but don’t give them Facebook in a different basket, it won’t work.

    As to the spamming and Zynga and Groupon…you may be right about that to a certain extent. I don’t know about any “monopolistic pricing behavior” from Facebook. They are guilty of many things but I have not known monopolistic pricing to be their problem (unless it is a problem for corporations wishing to advertise). As far as the “Facebook credits” are concerned, that did not get them popular and with each passing day makes them less so in my book. I personally think that is what may give you your best opportunity.

    By the way, if you can convince everyone that your company is significantly different from Facebook (in a good way) and that you would not abuse your power the way Facebook has…then I think you would gain the support of many people. It is a tall order though and so far you have been heading in the wrong direction.

    Oh…and make sure to give people privacy controls so that they can protect themselves, okay? Popularity is a two way street. People can build up your company…but if you don’t treat them well, they can tear it down too.

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