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Anil wants Flickr to pay

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Anil wants Flickr to pay: Is user generated content worthy of remuneration? In that case, does every site one visits and helps to make popular, owe a part of their revenue to the user? I might be mocking the concept, but micropayments are not just theory anymore and this could be the beginning of something big. I am sure some blog enterpreneur is already hatching up a plot. Would you visit weblogtoolscollection more often and pay closer attention to the content if you were going to receive something in return for doing so?

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  1. David (8 comments.) says:

    That is exactly how the Fine Fools community currently works. As the “users” (writers) add new content their ads are placed above that content pushing them to find more content/better content. As the site grows in popularity, more of the authors ads are shown, hopefully increasing his renumeration and inspiring him to write more.

  2. Elmar says:

    I visit this site now and then, when my feedreader tells me it might be worth it. I would never visit a site more often to get some micropayments. Not even yours :-)

  3. Onno (1 comments.) says:

    It is an interesting thought, but my guess is that for most sites it is hard enough to be profitable anyhow, so paying is not an option. On the other hand, for the big ones that indeed make money by publishing user generated content sharing profits could indeed work. Interesting development indeed.

  4. Aaron Brazell (14 comments.) says:

    Anil’s an ass (no pun intended) and I would say that to his face. Why doesn’t he stick with turning SixApart to stone with a glance rather than messing in another pie?

    People put content on shared services like Flickr because they want to, not because they need to. The payment to the user is good service, excellent UI, etc.

    Why doesn’t SixApart pay bloggers who are using their services?



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