Wow, Meghan Laclé and Hessel go deep at looking at how different sites talk about and promote Coil memberships on their Web Monetized sites. They start with the Coilsite itself but also look at Coil Imgur Emerald,
Cinnamon, Robot Butt, The Nordly
Widget Magazine, js13k, CSS Tricks,
Sally Lait, and they talk about their own site. If you are thinking about how to integrate Coil into your projects, this is a great place to start.
Lauren Ellwood details where they are in their Electric Book Works project. She details their progress but also how the lack of actual Web Monetized users is meaning they are seeing little return. How do we grow an audience of users to make the ecosystem valid?
Help feedback on where HTML5 games are at this very moment in time! You can also win cash prizes or Coil memberships just by saying what you think!
Weaving in more #grantreports into this week's round up. Here Briana Stuart. Details all the work she has done connecting the arts to Web Monetization. Check out some the Professional Development videos she is beginning to produce. A great example of a grantee using her own skills + what you can do with the WM tools to chart her own path.
Does anyone else have a deep nostalgia for Etherpad? Well we do and we are glad that James Vasile and the team at Permanent are working on Storage to the People and looking at ways that WM might enable micropayments for data based services...like storing Etherpads!
Permanent is based in Austin, TX and our hearts go out to people in Texas suffering in freezing temperatures without heat, water and dwindling food. Echo Austin is collecting organizations that are doing direct relief if you want to donate.
Kyle from Sweet Life Records posts a grant report that honestly lays out the real life struggles of working on grants in the middle of Covid, with still uncertain technology and in an ecosystem still do linked to crypto currencies. We appreciate the honesty that Kyle and many of you are displaying in your reports. We are doing something new here, and it's far from easy.