Feb 16, 2010


From one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, comes a new concept in paying for content.  Flattr is a social micropayments system that lets you pay for content as you consume it.

The idea is pretty simple.  You decide how much you're willing to fork out for content each month.  Then you just click on the icon in the content, for instance at the end of this blog post ;) and at the end of the month, your contribution is split evenly around all those that you've clicked on.

It raises some interesting questions around honesty and whether people will pay at all - when you can still get it for free.  But it will be an interesting social experiment nonetheless...