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Flattr

by Leandro Lucarella on 2013- 02- 17 21:02 (updated on 2013- 02- 17 21:02)
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 :)

TPB AFK

by Leandro Lucarella on 2013- 01- 13 20:01 (updated on 2013- 01- 13 20:01)
tagged away from keyword, cc, documentary, en, es, movie, p2p, the pirate bay, tpb, tpb afk, trailer - with 0 comment(s)

TPB

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 05- 18 15:11 (updated on 2010- 05- 18 15:11)
tagged en, flattr, humor, micropayment, peter sunde, the pirate bay, tpb - with 0 comment(s)

After a couple of days of downtime, TPB sais:

https://llucax.com:8043/blog/posts/2010/05/18-tpb.jpg

OTOH, one of the creators launched, a couple of months ago, Flattr (from Wikipedia):

Flattr is a project started by Peter Sunde and Linus Olsson. Users will be able to pay a small monthly amount and then click buttons on sites to share out the money they paid in among those sites, sort of like an Internet tip jar. The minimum users will have to pay is 2 euros. Sunde said, "the money you pay each month will be spread evenly among the buttons you click in a month. We want to encourage people to share money as well as content."

In the beginning of the service Flattr itself will take a 10% of all the users monthly flatrate. It's currently in a closed beta but users can sign up for a beta invite code on their own site.

Let's see how it goes...