@silverwizard This is one of the reasons I like PeerTube. I can just make shit for the sake of making it. I don't have to care about being beholden to the algorithm.
@silverwizard Absolutely. If I were trying to make a living off of my content, I'd certainly have to think long and hard about whether PeerTube was the right platform for me. Fortunately, at present I'm doing this all for shits and giggles, so I have the luxury of not having to worry about any of that.
I'd like to see a better solution for those cases, but I have no idea what it would look like. As you point out, it's not an easy problem to solve.
@silverwizard Chris Were made a good point about this. Paying content creators directly seems like a good idea in theory. I'd love to do that. The problem is that there are so many good creators out there that I enjoy that even if I were to contribute to each of them, it'd add up pretty quickly to the point where I simply couldn't afford it.
I kind of like the model Flattr adopted back in the day, but I don't know what became of them. Are they even still around?
@silverwizard The thing that was nice about YouTube's ad revenue system was that it made it so that the creator's audience were no longer directly responsible for the creator's revenue stream. Unfortunately, Google really does seem to have done away with the old "don't be evil" mantra.
@silverwizard I think the real problem lies in assigning as single company as the gatekeeper for these sorts of (financial) things. This was one of the things that I really liked about Bitcoin, not it's not without a host of other problems now.
@silverwizard I had a look, and apparently Flattr still exists and has a browser extension that tracks your usage and divvies up the donation based on that (you can override, however).
I don't think I like the privacy implications of that.
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