Linked by Mufasa on Tue 13th Jul 2010 15:57 UTC
Editorial I read David's post worrying about the end of the free internet and I had to respond, as I strongly disagree that free and advertising-supported content is the future. If anything, it is advertising-supported content that is destined to be a niche strategy, because of new internet technology that enables entirely new models and empowers consumers to have exactly what they want. Advertising will not support much content creation, so I suggest what will.
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Advertising == Micropayments
by Lennie on Tue 13th Jul 2010 22:34 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

I don't quiet agree.

Micropayments has been this thing people said would come, but never really got going. Closest thing we have to micropayments is something like Paypal.

And for people to want to pay for content, you need a good micropayment system.

Advertising already does that. You visit the site, the site gets payed, they create the new content, they get new visitors, they get payed (I know how hard it is to run a site and make money).

I have a feeling it is as good as it gets.

PS OpenID already works just fine for single sign-on, thank you very much.

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