Paying for web content
My friend Nils answered with a link to my last post in the comment section. He recommended an article about Kachingle which could be a way of paying artists, bloggers or any (human?) content generator for their work on the internet.
The company has the idea to put medallions on every website which joined Kachingle and you as a Kachingler decide freely if you want to pay for it or not. You pay a monthly amount of money to Kachingle and they give it to the publishers (in the widest sense of the word) depending on the klicks they had on their medallion. Nice idea, though I don’t like the idea of one company collecting data of which sites people want to pay with all their payment data. With this I am totally distrustful. I don’t like monopolism, especially when it’s a world wide one:
“Typaldos [of Kachingle] strongly believes that that’s the wrong approach, because it again puts up barriers to contributing. ‘Having two systems would be incredibly confusing to users … and not user-centric which is the big paradigm shift that has to happen for this model to work,’ she says.“
(quoted from the editorandpublisher’s article written by Steve Outing and mentioned above)
That’s exactly what I mean.
Any other suggestions? I think we’ve just started finding ways to live with the internet… There are a lot of things happening. There is a big change to a virtual way of life which is real because it affects our every day life. We must find ways to deal with it. And ignoring it isn’t a way of dealing with it… Learning from history…