Flattr Rolls Out Direct Donations, Wikileaks Likely To Benefit Greatly
Earlier today, the official Twitter account of Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, tweeted that they were “excited excited excited …”, so we knew something was up. Now we’ve learned that the service, which enables users to ‘Like’ sites and content but with real money, is indeed rolling out something new: the ability to donate specific amounts of money to Flattr users directly.
So rather than relying solely on the albeit innovate model of simply divvying up a pre-allocated monthly pool of cash (starting from â‚¬2), no matter how thinly that’s spread if a user chooses to “Flattr” a high number of sites, a chunk of that change can now be sliced off at will. And while any user will be able to receive donations, Wikileaks, which amid controversy has been shunned by traditional players MasterCard, PayPal and Visa, stands to benefit from the new feature greatly – donations are anonymous with a minimum payment of 2 euros.
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