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New Facebook Chat to Text App Rises and Falls in less than a Week

UPDATE: I received an email from the company asking for their help in appealing Facebook’s decision. And here s the message currently on their website:

UPDATE – Facebook just shut down the application as of 9:42pm Eastern Time Monday, Feb. 2nd. Don’t worry, everyone that paid already will still receive their commission as per our agreement. But let’s get this back up and running…this is a way for ALL of us to make money. As you all know, MLM is legal and MLM works…this was exploding and Facebook may even have felt threatened by us.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! POST YOUR COMMENTS TO THIS NEW FACEBOOK GROUP – WHAT DO YOU THINK???: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47242297013

Email Facebook to tell them this is a legitimate business model that doesn’t violate any terms. Read Facebook’s terms for yourself, ChatToText doesn’t violate ANY of them! Here is the email they sent, a 5-second copy/paste email:

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To the developer of ChatToText, application ID #43000236800,

Your application has been disabled for violating Facebook terms and policies.

For further information, please email platform-policy@facebook.com . Please note that attempting to recreate this application may result in further action.

Sincerely,

Facebook Platform Developer Operations & Support

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Let’s keep this going! Contact Facebook and tell them what YOU think:

developers-help@facebook.com

650-543-4800

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“What goes up must come down?” That was the quickest ride I have seen in a while for a buzz product that went bust. If you have not heard about “Chat to Text” don’t worry about it. As fast as it went up (and my estimate says that had a a few thousand subscribers in about a week), it came down.

I was alerted to this new revenue generating Facebook application early Sunday morning. By Monday afternoon, I had generated a buzz, and had even seen it grow for me, but sadly by the end of the day Monday, the application was nowhere to be found.

At one point, the company website was even down, which made me immediately think it was a scam. It does violate some of the rules of what to look for in a scam such as not having legit contact information or more details about who they are, but I believe that many put their confidence in this “venture” because they were tied into Facebook. Funny thing is that I am not a big fan of Facebook apps. I am a fan of making money (not in obscene way, but lets just say I don’t work exclusively for fun) 🙂

Anyhow, if you were involved in Chat to Text, I recommend filing a complaint with PayPal to get your $5.99 back – I did (UPDATE: PayPal doesn’t seem to care and said they would not help resolve any clams – bad karma).

There is a reason that I don’t normally promote programs like that from this website – and now I am sure I won’t do it again. Well at least not as a participant. I am always happy to share the latest buzz in the biz.


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6 Responses to “New Facebook Chat to Text App Rises and Falls in less than a Week”

  • Yet another reason I try hard not to be an early adopter of the latest product on the market until it has been around for awhile. Unless the person pushing the product has been recommended by other prominent members in the community I won’t touch it.

  • oldschool:

    I hear you Joe. It can be a good thing to be “in early” but it can also be a bad thing. No matter who promotes it, there can be challenges 🙂

  • Hello,

    Facebook needs more useful apps to increase its value. Some features are a turning point where users are getting tired of. The only features I see valuable are the creation of pages and groups, the ads,and sharing websites one visits, such as this article.

  • Stuart:

    Really, It can be a good thing to be “in early” but it can also be a bad thing. it’s no matter that who promotes it, there can be challenges to reach at high level. So i think Facebook should be do something extra so that many people can attract towards it.

    Stuart
    seo ppc and it jobs uk

  • oldschool:

    @ Marblehost – I am not a big fan of apps in general and I believe many people agree because they don’t want to give people access to their profiles. Facebook has tremendous value for its purpose – connecting people – and I am sure they do ok with the monetization with their ad network.

    @ Stuart – I agree with your first statement, but I disagree that Facebook needs to attract more people. They are one of the strongest website out there and they have no direct benefit from others trying to profit from them.

  • Lucky I didn’t hear about this app before, so is it up and running again. Really when I see the word MLM I just say bye to it..even though there can be real opportunities I don’t want to take a risk.
    Ben.

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