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Flattr: micropayment with a twist

Micropayment is somewhat of a passé business model for content on the internet (no it’s not going to save the New York Times 😉 ) so it’s particularly interesting to see a new twist on an old concept.

With Flattr you pay a monthly flat rate that will be redistributed on the content creator you liked during your monthly use. What’s interesting is that for a creator, he can either receive smaller payments if he is part of a large number of creator you like or larger if he is part of a smaller. Intuitively, I think it will provide an interesting field for both niche players and popular people.

What do you think of Flattr?

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