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I really want too DOOYOOO.....
dooyoo.co.uk in general
Member Name: luigi0778
dooyoo.co.uk in general
Advantages: A great consumer resource, generous rewards for reviewers, great community spirt
Disadvantages: Prone to abuse, reviews don't always rate highly in search engines
Dooyoo is a review website, where independant unaffiliated members of the public can write consumer reviews on practically anything. These reviews provided they meet some basic criteria are rewarded with points, which can be redeemed for Amazon vouchers, cash, or even donated for charitable causes. The Dooyoo reviews after a period of time become search engine "searchable" and anyone looking for a particular item, can (if lucky) find the dooyoo review for it, and get an honest opinion.
Well ok that was boring, so what do I think of it???
-An account of Dooyoo from my perspective as a user-
I first stumbled upon this website when looking for some consumer reviews of a Television I was looking to buy. I know that product details are all catered for, but largely speaking getting a clear idea of what something is like, from a consumers point of view can be hard work!
Most of the time I don't care what the manufacturer says, they are trying to sell, I dont trust them! I want to know what Joe Public who have already purchased the item thinks about it, and largely speaking this is where the review giants (what a creep) Dooyoo really come into their own, and provide a great resource for people looking for honest opinions! The website reviews cover things ranging from economy biscuits, to cars, hotels and practically everything you can think off! (apart from that!)...
Little did I know however, that contrary to what I believed, the reviews I were reading were actually written by anyone and everyone, literally Joe Public! rather than a specialist panel of writers as I had thought. An further to that, I discovered that Dooyoo actually rewards (pretty generously in my opinion) the review authors for their contributions. Getting rewarded for expressing an opinion, wow!
Pretty soon after that, I signed up Ultra eager for a few pennies and being able to put my mouth about (so to speak). After joining however, I realised it wasn't just a matter of earning a few pennies, behind the scenes and under the surface there is actually a thriving self-regulating community.
My first pathetic attempts were quickly frowned upon, and soon the pennies actually started to matter less, than actually what "The Others" thought. An regardless of wether the word limit was only 150 words for a review, or not. I was going to try to write something intelligent!, funny!, humorous!, attractive!... Attractive? oh wait i'm describing myself...
In actual fact there are actually some very talented and entertaining review writers here who probably don't realise it!!
Very talented people who spend there days masquerading in real life as housewives (phwoooor), college students (cut your hair, get a job!!), photographers (easy, allegedly) and even a model who specialises in flashing their boobies around! (yes really thats a job). An when all these people are not doing that, they are here writing reviews for DooYoo, for little old YooHooo!
I would highly recommend Dooyoo for its very generous rewards system, its community spirit, and the structured way in which experienced reviewers are turned into Guides to (supposedly lol) help new reviewers!
All-in-all a decent website, a few flaws, but well on there way to becoming "the standard" for review websites. Congratulations Dooyoo.
Summary: Probably the best consumer review website out there!