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Dec 3, 2020Liked by Hank Green

This is the way. What we have here is a big PR issue - how can we get these ideas in front of the masses and then the suits in San Bruno? My theory with media change in general is that it's about engaging parents of young kids first. If these ideas work with the most cautious users, families, then they will trickle up to teens and then adults.

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Dec 3, 2020Liked by Hank Green

Reminds me of the Twitch system where I can use my free Amazon Prime subscription to support a streamer I love.

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There is a popular browser tackling the idea of microtipping, Brave. They reward users for their attention and then those users can tip creators. brave.com

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Hank, I love your brain. Thank you for sharing these beautiful visions of what could be!

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Come back to Substack Hank! I need your unrelateable tweets about sympathy for SVB account holders over here!

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Thank you for sharing this Hank. Small question: why do you think the proto TikTok feature which you just described has to be exhaustible at a weekly level?

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Designing the future attention economy is going to be a strange and roundabout trip as we move forward. There's so many different ways to design this and sometimes I think we need to take a step back and figure out what we're really trying to solve here.

Is this the system that should help award people for being creative and hardworking?

Should people be incentivized to make content that people want or on content that is truthful even if people don't want to listen to it?

Should it be based mostly on popularity only or should people be able to pay with their own money?

What types of content are not eligible for this content ecosystem? (this is a really tricky one, especially if you're dealing with non-Ad $$$) Maybe you have pools of money that only pay out to creators that meet certain guidelines.

Would love to hear your responses to these types of questions Hank.

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What are your thoughts then on Twitch Prime subscriptions? Is that exactly what you’re describing? A (single) free token per month to tip a content maker of your choosing.

It’s slightly different in that you actually pay for this ‘free’ toke, just not directly. Anyone who buys next-day shipping perks or a movies/music/games(soon) subscription from Amazon gets one piece of money to give to a twitch streamer.

I’m mostly just wondering if this is a good already existing example, or I’m misunderstanding your points, because honestly I think it’s working out pretty well for all parties involved

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This is a fascinating idea, Hank!

Friendly question: do you have plans of reading more of these aloud (for accessibility)? My screen reader does not match your vibes, haha! :)

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Would love to hear your take on how Twitch does this with subs, coins, and bits

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This is such a great idea - how can we make it happen?

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Small detail but I’m not sure about the categorization of TrueAnon as a “Qanon Podcast” as it is a podcast about/against Qanon as opposed to advocating for it.

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