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Welcome to the Web Monetization Community

Welcome to the Web Monetization Community! πŸ‘‹

hello there

This is our welcome thread. In this thread you can:

  1. Feel free to introduce yourself! Let us know where you're from, what you do for work, and share an interesting fact about yourself if you'd like.

  2. Welcome other folks as they join the community!

  3. Tell us what excites you most about web monetization. πŸ™Œ

p.s. If you are a Grant for the Web grantee, follow the instructions on this page to join your project's organization. Afterward, go set up your payment pointer via settings here. Have questions? Go here!

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Erika

Hi everyone! πŸ‘‹

I'm Erika, I use she/her, and I'm on the Grant for the Web program team.

I’m excited to contribute to the early stages of an ecosystem that is unlocking micropayments on the web. Making economic interactions as easy (and as cheap) as information exchange is a game changer with the potential to launch a radically different, more inclusive web economy built on the equitable and open exchange of funds.

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Mathew Safford

Hello everyone. My name is Mathew Safford (he/him). Most know me as MateoXRP on MG.Social which is an ad-free web-monetized social network that I founded earlier this year.

We allow content creators to web-monetize their postings and accept XRP tips through the Xumm app.

Our current focus is on creating mobile apps (iOS and Android) for MG.Social which we hope to release in early 2021. Good luck to everyone with their various projects!

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gFam

Great to see MG.Social here! We're often in total awe at the speed at which MG.Social rolls out features to their platform. It's incredible and if you haven't checked it out the platform is an incredible example of how web monetization can be used to encourage creators to share their work... We have no doubt MG.Social is going to be one of the corner stones of the web monetization movement.

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Mathew Safford

Thank you for the kind words. We are just trying to keep up with gFam!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey folks! My name is Michael and I'm a Community Manager Forem / DEV β€” the platform behind this community.

Anyway, I'm from North Carolina (in the US) and an interesting fact about myself: I had 4 broken bones in 5 years. 2 were from skating and 2 from soccer.

As for web monetization, I'm most excited about personal payment pointers. I love that community members who create content can receive payment for their work. By the way, you can set up a payment pointer right here in this community. Just go here in your settings and look for Web Monetization > Payment Pointer.

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Eric DESTAING

Hello Michael, is there any plan to get a platform with faster reply rate and where we can talk between projects owners, like a discord?

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Hey Eric!

We actually have a built-in feature on Forem for chat called Connect β€” you should see the speech bubble icon for it in the top right hand corner.

We haven't yet fully activated this channel, but I know that we plan on opening up some real time chat channels via Connect soon. We're still thinking through the logistics of what channels we want to open up, but once we've figured it all out, you can expect these channels to open up!

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Nick J

Hello everybody!

Nick here, or as most people know me on other platforms, NickelNDime. I hail out of the Metro Detroit area, from the great state of Michigan. By trade I'm a guitar/uke/bass instructor by day, and working musician by night.

Thanks for the invite to this community, and if there's anyway I can lend a helping hand to anyone, just reach out!

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Josh Senyak

Hi Nick! I'm a musician as well (more shirking than working though). I'm curious - are you a grantee too? Or interested in WM for other reasons?

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Nick J • Edited

Not a grantee, although I am reapplying for a second chance! Here's some of my most recent music I've worked on:
cinnamon.video/watch?v=45809048820...

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Amy James

Hello!

I'm Amy James, I'm the co-inventor of Open Index Protocol a spec for a persistent worldwide index and file library useful for data publishing, file distribution and facilitating direct payments & I'm the creator of the video series What Kind of Internet Do You Want? (see season 1 here: youtube.com/channel/UCwR-u1AGVYre-...) We are now creating season 2 of the show with support from Grant for the Web!

We are based in sunny San Diego, CA and I love it - but every winter when the temps drop into the 50's I try to convince my husband we should move to Florida - I hate cold weather!

I'm most excited about Web Monetization because of how it will help artists & creators - being able to control your own distribution & get paid directly is a game changer!!

Stoked to be part of this community & looking forward to getting to know you all!

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Ben Halpern

Great to be here :)

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Joep Meindertsma

Hi everyone! My name is Joep, and I'll be working on linking the Interledger spec to Solid (personal data) servers to enable monetizing data! We're expecting to share knowledge and spec suggestions in this github repo.

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Sam

This sounds really cool. Checked out the repo. How is the project going?

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Joep Meindertsma

Currently working on the design and setting up project architecture! Do you also have plans on linking with the Solid ecosystem?

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Sam

Considering it. Hence my interest!

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Michael Robbins

I'm Michael (he/she/gender fluid)

Excited to join this community.

I'm leading a global team of educators, social sector leaders, and technology experts collaborating to:

β€’ Remake remote learning;

β€’ Claim individual power of data; and

β€’ Create learning ecosystems with new fundamental technology.

Monetizing our learning data and content is a central part of our pathway forward.

I'm eager to connect with anyone interested here and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/mwrxyz/

You can get an insider look of the first phase of our effort here (embargoed - just for this group): lpath.me/interview_with_LGO

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Najeeb

Hi Michael,

I'm finally here. Thank you for getting me onboard. I'm exploring things here and will be in touch soon.
Najeeb

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Douglas Arellanes

Hi all, I'm Doug, and I'm the co-founder of Mural (getmural.io), a tool for making "scrollytelling" multimedia stories. We're just getting started with our Grant for the Web project after a few delays, but I'm really happy to meet all of you, and to compare notes and experience!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Haha, love the word "scrollytelling" β€” great to have ya in the community!

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Sam • Edited

Hey folks, I work on a comedy site called Widget (widgetmag.com), we're using GftW to pay for contributors as well as some open-source equity deliverables. (More info on our plans here: widgetmag.com/2020/10/gftw/.)

I'm excited about reader-supported subscription models that allow publishers to offer nice bonuses to their subscribers. I think Coil could be super cool if we can get adoption to a critical mass.

I've got a question. (LMK if there's somewhere better to put this.) Is it possible to run a Coil script in a Discord server? (Maybe via a custom bot? This post seems promising – devdungeon.com/content/javascript-....)

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Desigan CHINNIAH • Edited

It's certainly possible, @scallemang . See: ToS;DR

...and if you need help @michielbdejong set that, up so should be able to assist...

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Michiel de Jong

I was able to edit the theme of forum.tosdr.org and add the meta tag into the header there, yes. But that was Discourse, not Discord. Maybe try with dev.to/harshhhdev/colouring-discor...

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Sam

Awesome, thank you. Will look into this.

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Desigan CHINNIAH

Oops. Discourse vs Discord. I always mess these up. Apologies.

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Zack

Hi all! I work in media production and content creation. I'm currently working on a platform which I intend to heavily integrate with micropayments and web monetization (Interledger), among other technologies.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and to working together to create a new paradigm.

Thank you!

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Janos Farkas

I watched The Ataxian trailer from your company. It has made me emotional. Congratulations, very well done!

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Zack

Thank you for checking it out! Happy that it had an impact! :D

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Dee Saigal • Edited

Hi everyone!
My name is Dee, and I’m the CEO and Creative Director of Erase All Kittens - a web-based adventure game designed to inspire kids, especially young girls, to code and create. EAK works in a different way to other coding tools, in that players need to hack into the game's source code in order to build and fix levels as they play (in HTML and CSS, so far!). My team and I are really excited to be a part of this community, exploring ways that we can help build a fairer internet for creators.
Good luck with your projects! :)

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Sam

Hi Dee,

Erase All Kittens is an awesome project! I love what you're doing.

I run growthmindsetpodcast.com and was had been planning to reach out to you for a while. (regular top ten for self-improvement). If you're interested I'd love to interview you?

Sam

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Josh Senyak

Hi all. Josh here from El Cerrito, CA. I received a mid-level GFTW grant to build Tembo, a WordPress plugin that lets users build database applications as WordPress plugins - web monetized naturally. Would love to connect with others who have an interest in WordPress development and/or open source software process.

I'm very new to monetization, so I look forward to getting your wisdom when I ask clueless questions in coming months.

The website for the Tembo project is tembo-plugin.com. Other grantees might appreciate my latest post, "How did we get here?" Let me know!

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Thomas Bnt

Thanks ! πŸ˜„

I'm Thomas from France πŸ‘‹πŸΌ
I really liked the Web Monetization system. I using since the Grant For the web Hackathon by DEV and Grant For The Web (of course).

You can see here all candidates and more informations about this Hackathon.

You can check my post on DEV for my participation. πŸ¦–

It's on my Open Source project, for the Awesome suite : Awesome Web Monetization.

GitHub logo thomasbnt / awesome-web-monetization

πŸ•ΆοΈ Stuffs about Web Monetization. Packages, articles, documentation links and others tools.

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Awesome Web Monetization Awesome

Awesome stuffs about Web Monetization. Learn more, check modules and others tools.

Web Monetization is a web service that allows you to send money directly in your browser This is a JavaScript browser API that allows the creation of a payment stream from the user agent to the website

Contents

About Web Monetization


How to start monetize my website

If you would like to monetize your content, you must have a Wallet and Provider account. See below the platforms that…

Don't hesitate to participating and share everywhere ! πŸ’š

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Achim Wagenknecht

Hi! πŸ‘‹

My name is Achim. I'm from the beautiful and heavily underestimated city of Wuppertal in Germany. I'm a journalist and I specialize in open source. I like hot spicy asian food.

I'm the founder of RoundOF (roundof.org), a social network with social funding.
RoundOF is chargeable based on a gift economy: members grant each other periods of membership. It's like a drinking round. No one pays for themselves on RoundOF – you can't. In gift economies timing is critical: How long do you wait to return a favour? WM would allow me to set much shorter and cheaper periods of membership and therefore intensify the social interactions of giving.

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Jemima Gibbons

Hey everyone!
I'm in the process of drafting our first grant report :)
Just so I can add to our Trello, please remind me how many grant reports we need to deliver and approx when?
Many thanks,
Jemima (Design Club: Reboot)

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Erika

Hi @jemima . Grantees are required to file a progress report at around the project's 2/3 mark, and a final report within 30 days of the project's end date.

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Jemima Gibbons

Great - thanks Erika. I see that's in the Grantee FAQ, which I've now read properly. But thanks again!

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Benny

Hi there! πŸ‘‹

I'm Benny, a happy and excited Spark Grantee, also spending most of my time on different ecommerce projects to support my lifestyle, which currently allows me to be based in Thailand. πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

I got involved with Web Monetization as soon as I learned that I could implement it on my own blog, which I launched in early 2019. The technology just seems so very promising for so many issues β€” I was hooked right away.

I've been posting monthly Coil income reports on my blog, which have helped to spark some curiosity among readers of my blog.

My GftW project is targeting the knowledge sharing content niche and I want to set up a small online course platform that anyone with a Coil membership can use easily, as for me the thought of a "universal subscription" for content on the web is a very appealing one.

Looking forward to exchange ideas around here!

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Becks Boone

I'm Becks Boone (they/them), making the transition from software developer to product manager. I'm living in Boulder CO USA. I like to say "living" instead of "from" because I don't consider myself from anywhere, lol. I'm a US citizen who grew up in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, then moved around the US as an adult.

I'm interested in how web monetization might be applied to the traditional nonprofit fundraising model. At Food Rescue Alliance, we're exploring ways to incorporate it into our open source multitenancy software.

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Janos Farkas

Hi everyone!

I am excited to be a part of this community and looking forward to building relationships with you.

Our company CLink Media is building an interoperable infrastructure for asserting attribution and rights information, tools for legitimate reuse of digital content, and peer-to-peer monetization without third-party intermediaries. See our first post here.

Please reach out with any questions, comments you may have.

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Casey Herd • Edited

Hi everyone!

My name is Casey Herd. Im the director of Ballet Rising, a media project about the growing popularity of classical ballet around the world. We hope to bring the glpoabl dance community closer together by reaching out to people and communities in the most unlikely places. I've been interested in web monetization for a long time and hope to build on this technology for the benefit of the performing arts. Im really excited to be a part of this community as we build a more fair and equitable internet for all content creators on the web. Cheers!

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Radhy

Just received an email from grant for the web mailing list, but I should have known this site sooner!

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Chris Lawrence

We just launched over the last few weeks and are in the process of inviting in key community in now before opening to broader world. So I am not sure I understand your comment.

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Radhy

Don't worry Chris, that's just my expression to show how excited I am! There's really nothing to it.

And, by the way, I'm currently drafting my first post here, probably be up in a few days. I really did think when I opened my email that the site would be another Discourse based forum, but it turns out to be a fork of dev.to, which is great!

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Alen Abraham

Hey folks! My name is Alen.

I'm from India. As for web monetization, I'm most excited about personal payment pointers. I love that community members who create content can receive payment for their work.

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Alan Dent

Hi Everyone

I'm Alan, I was awarded a Spark level grant to integrate WM into Teddy Story, my side project to publish children's stories. My day job is in central IT in a university here in New Zealand, but I don't usually write code so its been a fun learning experience.

After a couple of months working on it I finally pushed the button on my first release last night... and then this morning I went back and corrected all the DNS settings I'd got wrong :) Now the link up there actually works!

I'm still catching my breath after getting the site live, so will shift some focus onto organising what I found/learned and writing something up about that next. I do just want to say that working with the WM technologies has been great so far, haven't had any real issues (that weren't located between the keyboard and the chair).

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Tyler

Love this! Look forward to building the community with each of you!

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Sam

I'm Sam the CEO and cofounder of Syncify.fm from London.

We're building a social network for audio allowing listeners to connect over podcasts and engage with each other and communities. For podcast creators we are giving them tools to monetize their audience without relying on ads.

Fun fact - I'm the Burrito Eating Champion of Bristol and still hold the record time

Web Monetization excites me because of the amount of creators I know who deserve to have easier ways to take payments. This could help unlock so much more creative talent. (not just podcasters but artists, poets, musicians etc...)

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Michiel de Jong

Hi! I'm Michiel de Jong, working on LedgerLoops, which is federated bookkeeping on top of personal data stores. In particular, I will be working on Monetizing the User-Centric Read-Write Web with Solid, adding WebMonetization to Node-Solid-Server, Solid OS, and Darcy! :)

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Mesgana

Hi Everyone,

My team and I are new to this web monetization technology, but we see its potential for various animation projects...

At some point will be good to have a place on the community space, where people with various content development , animation, other technical skills can profile themselves for cross collaboration ...