Some of you may have heard about Flattr before. It’s a “social microdonations platform” where you can give small donations to a content creator if you like their content. Kinda like throwing your loose change to a busker in the street.
It’s a cool idea. Like a blog post? Hit the Flattr button to give them small tip. Enjoyed a Youtube video? Hit the like button to give them a small tip. You set your monthly maximum spend and then you can just go crazy Flattring everyone you like… your monthly spend will get distributed to all the people you tipped that month.
But I’m not convinced that it’s really taken off. How many of you can say you have a Flattr account right now?
At any rate, I thought I’d give it a go. So from now on all my posts have a little Flattr button at the top. If you like what you read, click the button and make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.