Thursday, February 11, 2010

Speaking of Monetizing the Web...

Ted Hope over at Truly Free Film offers this from the folks who brought you THE PIRATE BAY:

Flattr - How Flattr Works from Flattr on Vimeo.

See?  All the time smart people are thinking up new ways to solve problems because there's money to be made by doing it.  Content creation is not going to hell and everyone isn't going to the poor house.

Things are changing.  We have to change with it.
Rethink. Adapt. Adopt.

Someone at the Pirate bay decided to do just that.  They went from being pirates to being corsairs.
Let's hope it works. If it doesn't we move on to something that does - not just for the companies leveraging the content from creatives, but for everyone

That's not a socialist idea - it's one firmly rooted in capitalism.


Andrew Bellware said...

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need -- sounds like socialism to me, baby! ;-)

Cunningham said...

No, actually it's based on performance. The more you entertain, inform, enhance the more people will flattr you.

If you fall within that category of not being worthy of flattry then you get goose eggs. People have to click in order for you to get paid.

In socialism it happens no matter your level of performance.

Andrew Bellware said...

Ah, yes, except that you're not paying more for more entertainment. So the "from each according to his ability" part still holds up. ;-)

Cunningham said...

But you're getting more people... they have the OPTION not to click.