The decentralization of users for the internet of subsistence

I have a dream, which is called the internet of subsistence, the opposition of the internet of celebrities.

Old days has past in which the information in the internet is free, now there are many methods for the payment to the creators in the internet. Patreon [1] and Open Collective [2] are well known worldwide. LiberaPay [3] is also well known, especially by its non-profit operation and open source implementation. In Japan, many monthly donation platforms also become popular such as Enty [4], Fantia [5], ci-en [6] and pixivFANBOX [7]. The monthly donation platforms bring continuous income, which is more fancy for the creators than the one-shot donation. Nowadays we have various the internet of money websites.

To earn the donation through the monthly donation platforms, however, the fame or popularity is necessary indeed. Actually, the donation is oligopolized by the celebrities, by contrast most of the creators do not earn donation at all.

Ideally, the distribution of the donation must be more fair. Actually, this is the internet of subsistence. So, how we introduce the fairness into the monthly donation platforms? First of all, if the platform has some kind of user discovery method, it must be fair. We need more studies for that, anyway.

To earn the donation through the monthly donation platforms, it is essential to announce or advertise in the social networks such as Twitter. When Twitter becomes go mad or suppress our speech, Mastodon and other decentralized social networks are become more important. To avoid the oligopoly of the donation, we must introduce the fairness, anywhare some user recommendation system is implemented.

References

[1] https://www.patreon.com

[2] https://opencollective.com

[3] https://liberapay.com

[4] https://enty.jp

[5] https://fantia.jp

[6] https://ci-en.net

[7] https://www.pixiv.net/fanbox