Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Have you heard about AGLOCO?

It was in the air since 2006. But I just heard about it through a forwarded mail that was no different from the normal spamming mails that tell you about making money from internet. But I was curious to know what that word meant (coz it sounded funny?!) and followed the link. I had to do a lot of googling to see that it meant 'A GLobal COmpany'. And their logo looked pretty cool and the motto was also interesting. "Own the Internet".



There were lots of such scams like this including the offer to own a piece of land in moon. I was always against these ideas and used to delete such mails just by getting an hint from the subject line.

Just in case, if you want to know more about what I found out by spending (or wasting) more than an hour on this, read on...

AGLOCO is a new internet startup promising its users to pay money for the time they spend surfing the net. It works on building up on the pyramid model where one user refers another one and benefits from the referral. You also need to install a browser toolbar which will be available later.

I always believed that there is no such thing as free money from internet. But further reading on AGLOCO showed that there was a similar venture named AllAdvantage and it actually paid its users, though ultimately it fell victim to the dot-com bubble burst.

Considering that Ad-words model from Google is now a successful model (and one of my close friends confirmed that he started getting money from Google by having Google Ad-words advertisements on his site) and the same Stanford MBAs behind AllAdvantage are the leaders of this startup, there is a chance that this could take off well.

If you google for AGLOCO you will find lots of sites and blogs, some supporting it and some against it. But nobody is saying that it is not worth trying.

So for the first time in the history of my internet usage :) , I decided to try it out and signed up using an email id I rarely use and using a referral code I got. If you also want to try this out use my referral code link by clicking at http://www.agloco.com/r/BBCQ8478

I also would like to hear what you think of this.... :)

Some links for your reference:
AGLOCO site: http://www.agloco.com
Venture Beat comment > http://venturebeat.com/2006/11/20/agloco-luanches-wants-to-pay-you-to-surf-the-internet/
Wikipedia about AllAdvantage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AllAdvantage

3 comments:

  1. Sounds cool sameer. Lemme also try it out :)

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  2. Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:07:39 +0000
    From: emailservice@agloco.com
    To: sameerct@hotmail.com
    CC:
    Subject: AGLOCO Viewbar Download Reminder!


    Dear Sameer,

    Your new AGLOCO Viewbar is ready and waiting for you.

    The initial rush of excitement for the Viewbar release was so strong that our increased website congestion meant many Members had trouble getting through to download their Viewbar. We have fixed all that.

    TO DOWNLOAD YOUR VIEWBAR, NOW simply go to third party download site - http://www.tucows.com/preview/513386 and click the "Download Now" button.

    When prompted, select a location in the country closest to you for faster downloading. The Viewbar is also available for download on each Member's account page after logging in.

    FORGOTTEN YOUR AGLOCO ACCOUNT INFORMATION - NO PROBLEM. GO TO https://www.agloco.com/web/guest/forgetinfo and use the email address we sent this email to in order to retrieve your account information.

    The AGLOCO technical team has also improved the Viewbar since it first became available. This updated version is the one now available for download. If you had trouble installing or using the Viewbar at first, now is a great time to try again. (If you have a working Viewbar it automatically upgraded to this new version and you do not need to download a new one.

    Remember that this Viewbar is compatible with Windows 2000, Window XP and Windows Vista, and with Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox browsers.

    Dan Jorgensen
    Member coordinator

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  3. That was the mail i got after a long time. Now I have a second thought on downloading it... I will post here if I decide to install it later on

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