Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Give and You Shall Receive

Flattr is a very clever idea with a lot of potential. It might finally allow micropayments to work.

Particularly interesting is the requirement to donate a few euros (minimum two per month) before you can receive anything. I'm sure we've all had the idea of giving something to help alternative media and other content creators but the clumsy procedures of credit cards and paypal etc serve as an effective barrier.

Flattr is as simple as clicking on a 'Like' button in Google reader or Facebook. And the total donated can be easily controlled such that it is within anyone's budget. So now there is no excuse!

Hattip: Steve Keen.