What is Zorpia?
So you want to know what is Zorpia all about? Zorpia is a social networking site functioning in the same way as Facebook. Zorpia is available in two languages, English and surprisingly Chinese.
Jeffrey Ng is the founder of this social networking site. This site saw the light of day on December 7, 2003.
It has a customer base in the range of 31 million with about 2 million new users added every month. The company has its base in Hong Kong. The site is popular in India and China. In fact, about 40% of its subscribers are from India.
What prompted the creation of Zorpia?
Facebook cannot operate in China. This prompted the creation of Zorpia for the benefit of the Chinese people. It is one of the few “social media network service” providers to receive permission to operate in China.
What is the aim of Zorpia?
Zorpia is a platform where you can make and meet friends. You can correspond with them, share experiences, photographs, and profiles.
People have seen Zorpia as an alternative to the more famous Facebook. In many ways, Zorpia shares many features with Facebook. There are similarities in the way they function as a connecting media tool. You can connect with anybody in the world using Zorpia.
You can find your old friends in Zorpia, provided they too are using the same media networking service. Today Zorpia has become a key player in the social media network.
Advantages of using Zorpia:
- You can connect to any one instantaneously.
- You can send instant messages over the internet to your fellow friends on the network.
- You can share photographs with your friends over the network.
- You can use Zorpia to advertise your products. You can ensure that your products reach the Chinese market.
- You can connect with fellow affiliate marketers and potential clients.
- Zorpia has a mobile compatible interface. You can use your smart phone to log in to your Zorpia account.
Disadvantages of Zorpia:
- This is a comparatively new social media network service and has a lot to improve on. Hence, you cannot compare its services with say Facebook.
- It has a smaller customer base. You may be a member, but friend might not have heard about Zorpia.
- Just like any network, there are lots of scammers especially women who immediately request you to send them money once you are connected. Request a video call before you commit yourself to any date.
How do you sign up for Zorpia?
This is a simple procedure. You have to visit the official site and complete a few formalities. There is an option to sign in using a Facebook account also (NOT RECOMMENDED).
I will explain the reason subsequently in this article. Once you become a member, you can utilize all the benefits of using Zorpia.
What can you do on Zorpia?
- You have an option of making new friends and catching up with your old friends too.
- You can use the site as a dating website and find a perfect match for yourself.
- You can create your own profile and share it with the public over Zorpia.
- You can socialize, share news, views, and photographs as well.
Zorpia private message spam.
There are complaints that Zorpia asks for permission to access to your Facebook account. Once you allow it access, it sends private messages to ALL your contacts inviting them to sign up. You obviously do not want your boss to receive an invitation to a dating site…. Duh!
There are even reports that closing the account may not remedy the situation. There is a suggestion that if you receive the ‘private message’, open it and scroll down to the bottom. Click on ‘Block future invitations' and follow instructions. I hope it works.
It is therefore not recommended to sign into Zorpia using your Facebook account or your main email address. l personally created a new account just for the purposes of creating my account.
Due to the said phishing mails, most people consider deleting the account altogether. This how to delete Zorpia account according to their support. Just open the link above and click on the ‘Account Termination’ link on the page. Log into your account and follow the instructions.
Hopefully, your account will be deleted and you will stop receiving Zorpia spam messages.
This is what Zorpia is all about folks.
Zorpia is a site very similar to Facebook. The advantage that Zorpia has over Facebook is that it has a presence in the Peoples Republic of China. Facebook cannot enter China. Zorpia is still in its nascent stage and has to cover a lot of ground before being spoken of in the same breath as its cousin, Facebook.
Share your Zorpia experience below and help others avoid being baited.