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How Someecards.com Rips You Off, and Why It's Genius
By: Christine Geraci
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Someecards.com is pure, unadulterated, snarky genius. Its founders are arguably the architects of the modern Internet meme. 
 
And they're probably ripping you off. Herein lies part of the genius of this site.
 
How many times have you seen one of those simple images — on Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, or [insert social network here] — and laughed out loud? And then...clicked "share?" 
 
Did you ever think about who took the time to write the snark that made your day? Sure, more than likely it was founder and head writer Brook Lundy. But this site has a "create your own" feature that enables anyone with a little wit and a talent for turning a phrase to create the latest vintage JPEG to blow up the news feeds of all your social networks. 
 
Imagine if you were getting paid every time someone clicked on, or shared, your personal brand of humor. Well, the founders of someecards.com are, and I can only imagine how handsomely that's working out for them. 
 
To be clear, this isn't a post to warn you that you SHOULDN'T contribute to the site. After all, the terms of service very clearly spell out how you're basically giving away your humorous takes on things for free. 
 
But as the site's popularity continues to skyrocket, it would be interesting to see if it does offer some sort of open-source compensation for user-submitted sarcasm, a la Google. Maybe, maybe not.
 
Do you think you should get paid for your someecards.com submissions?


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Christine Geraci is the Social Media/Promotions Specialist at MVP Health Care in Schenectady, NY. Connect with her on Twitter @christinegeraci.
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