I’ve lost track of the number of people who’ve invited me to share the social opportunity that is Rippln.
Hmm , I wonder if it has anything to do with the many thousands of business people in the networks I’ve built?
Nah … I’m being cynical
Let me save anyone else thinking of inviting me some trouble: NO THANK YOU.
In the beginning I explained why I was declining, but people didn’t listen and even attempted to goad me with statements like, “and you claim you know social media!” “Rippln is social media” and other such bunk. I cannot be goaded, in fact such tactics fire me up even more to dig in and refuse.
Ironically I was curious in the beginning. So I tried to find out more. That’s when I ran into a wall of NDA and other “obscurity” marketing ju-ju. Believe me, I get it when a company tries to stack the coolness and wind up the pressure with a veil … but Rippln is supposed to be social.
Social is transparent. Social is clarity … It’s not smoke and mirrors and shadows. Very 1980′s “cold war” if you ask me …
Smart people don’t sign “blind contracts” and if you have a background in software development as I do, you know only too well what can go wrong if you put pen to paper (even digitally) and sign an NDA when code is involved.
And now I’m hearing rumours about the way Rippln is supposed to deliver value. Then there’s the whole icky “MLM” stigma “bait and switch” accusations being attached to it. No idea if it’s true. But where there’s smoke … there’s usually some guy making kippers
I imagine when the dust settles and the truth is out … which will eventually happen … we will see what Rippln is all about. It may indeed be what they promise, but until then I’m going to watch from the sidelines as the herd chases the brass ring.
Hey, I know … I might miss something cool But believe me when I say (and you know this too) opportunities are like buses … there will be another along in a few minutes. It is the 21st century you know
PS. Here’s the article by Chris Voss >>> Rippln Investigation: Is It A MLM Pyramid Scheme Scam?