incarnates once more, this time through the offices of one of ThePirateBay's creators. In the Flattr
tip-jar system, rather than making individual credit card transactions, one makes a lump sum payment, and then all those sites whose "Flattr" buttons you have chosen
to press receive a fraction of your "Flattr" Tax for that month.
posted by darth_tedious
on Feb 12, 2010 -
and Clay Shirky
are trading ideas on Micropayemnts
user-pays schemes can't simply be restored through minor tinkering with payment systems, because they don't address the cause of that change -- a huge increase the power and reach of the individual creator..
micropayments, well, BitPass
are here to stay this time.
As a content producer
I like the idea, but as a content consumer
I'm just not sure yet.
If mefi went Micro, would you pay?
posted by Blake
on Sep 13, 2003 -
Bitpass.com: A micropayment service for content providers.
Many many worthy sites have been lost because they could not afford to continue, even though users would have been happy to pay for their service
. Unfortunately, a system has not been in place to service the small transactions (paying fifty cents for a ten cent transaction is the opposite of making money). Enter Bitpass. Facilitating transactions as little as one cent, maybe online artists, cartoonists, pundits, humorists, etc, can start making money.
posted by o2b
on Jul 1, 2003 -
Jakob Nielsen on Bill Gates' Micropayment Strategy
(news section on right) Jakob Nielsen has acknowledged that Bill Gates might be smarter than him (no sh*t, Sherlock!). Gates would rather integrate micropayment systems into their server apps than IE to make Linux a non-issue for businesses wanting to use their micropayment system. Yet more monopoly nonsense or a smart business plan?
posted by wackybrit
on May 18, 2001 -