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First Flattr

by Leandro Lucarella on 2013- 11- 15 21:24 (updated on 2013- 11- 15 21:24)
tagged cc, en, flattr, free culture - with 0 comment(s)

9 months ago I decided to try Flattr. I created an account, put some money on it, started flattring and made myself flattrable. But nothing happened. Also sometimes you don't know if the people you are flattring will even reclaim your flattrs (in services that automatically provides flattr links).

Conclusion, I got quite disappointed. But today I see the light again, as I received my first and only flattr (for eventxx). Thanks whoever you are, anonymous hero, you brought hope again to humanity :P

Anyway, I'll try to give it a shot again, and try to keep the wheel moving.

You should do that too.

Flattr

by Leandro Lucarella on 2013- 02- 17 18:02 (updated on 2013- 02- 17 18:02)
tagged cc, en, flattr, free culture, the pirate bay, tpb, tpb afk - with 0 comment(s)

I learned that Flattr, a social micropayment service that I've been overlooking for a long time, was created by some of the founders of The Pirate Bay after watching TPB AFK.

I'm trying to donate (or pay) more and more to people using alternative means to produce stuff, like artists using CC licenses or software developers working with free licenses (I already bought a copy of the movie :). I feel like I have to get more involved to keep the wheel spinning and help people keep doing stuff, cutting the intermediaries as much as possible.

I don't know why I had some resistance to get into Flattr, maybe is because Facebook made me hate anything that have a thumbs up, or a +1 or counter, but knowing the history behind it a little better encouraged me to finally get an account and start using Flattr. And is really nice. Is much easier than going through Paypal each time a want to give some bucks to someone, and allows you to even make very small donations.

I recommend to see this introductory video:

I also decided to flattr-ize all my website, each project individually and even this blog. Not exactly for economical reasons (I think very few people know about anything I do so I don't really expect to earn any money from this), but as another way to spread the word. Also, I'm really curious about what I just said, I really wonder if there is someone out there grateful enough to make even a micro-donation to anything I do or did :)

Anyway, I would like to recommend to do the same, if you do something great, add a Flattr button to what you do, and if you like something out there and it has a Flattr, click it. Let's see if it helps to keep the wheel spinning :)