DEAD: $150 For Im'ing For Two Weeks!
I just got this in my email today and didn't find the specific study on prior threads ... FINALLY a rep worthy decent offer I found!
"HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE USE WEB-BASED PRODUCTS AND PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!
As much as we at Yahoo! love watching laboratory mice use the Internet, we’ve found it’s just no substitute for human behavior.
That’s why Yahoo! is inviting you to participate in a 2-week research study to help us learn ways to make our products even better. In return, we'll mail you a check for $150. Not a bad payoff, since all you have to do is fill out a quick survey twice a day. Plus you get to help us shape the future of Yahoo!
Interested? Here's the small print -- in a normal-sized type, so there won't be any surprises down the road.
Requirements for participation:
1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
2. You must be willing to use Meebo (http://www.meebo.com) as your primary instant messaging application for 2-weeks.
3. After using Meebo, you'll need to complete a brief survey telling us what you like and dislike about the product. (We'll email you a URL for the survey).
4. Upon completion of the 2-week study, you'll be asked for a mailing address so Yahoo! can drop you a check for $150.
Naturally, you can back out of the study at any time. But you won't get the $150 unless all of the above requirements are met. Sound fun? To get started, you will need to send an instant message to Todd Hausman and let me know that you are interested.
For AIM use: hausmate2
For MSN use: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Yahoo! use: thausman_ued
For GoogleTalk use: email@example.com
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, please include an IM account with which you can be contacted.
I messaged the guy and am awaiting further instructions via email.... looks legit to me!