Social Networks can connect people with each other when they have a shared interest in specific objects. Some social networks are about business reviews. At Myzerr our social object is connecting people through business coupons or rewards.
(PRWEB) July 13, 2010
Like Facebook, Myzerr is free for all users and adopts principles of other web2.0 sites like LinkedIn or YouTube. Any local or online business can setup a page for their business and promote coupons for free. Users can then download their coupons, follow their favourite business, share the coupons with friends and even ‘cheer’ good coupons and ‘boo’ poor offers.
Myzerr takes these community principles one step further by allowing groups to setup a page for their local community members. So the local school parents group or sporting club can establish a group, then invite businesses to provide an exclusive deal for their group members.
Myzerr was founded by rewards industry insider, Slade Sherman who previously setup My Rewards, one of Australia’s leading coupon rewards programs. Sherman says, “Social Networks can connect people with each other when they have a shared interest in specific objects. Some social networks are about celebrity gossip, others centre around business reviews. Others focus on religion. At Myzerr we are about connecting people and businesses through coupons or rewards. Special discounts and coupons have more meaning when they are accessible because of the groups we belong to, and so we are trying to give community groups as many tools as possible to connect with businesses in their area and offer relevant local reward coupons to their group.”
Myzerr launched in late February and has attracted over 100 groups and 3,500 business coupons from Australia, US, UK, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia since launch.
The site also has an iPhone app that allows users to find coupons using a map showing the users’ location and nearby coupon icons on the map. Users show the coupon on the iPhone to businesses who can scan the coupon in-store.
In keeping with social media principles, the site is ‘open social’ and allows all coupons to be shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Myzerr also has widgets and applets for groups and businesses to easily download and promote their coupons.
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