We know the Web Monetization community has been waiting an opportunity to experiment with new Web Monetization features. Finally, we have our chance! In partnership with Mozilla and Coil, we are excited to host a MozFest-wide experiment in tipping!
MozFest is fully virtual this year, and all ticket holders (last year there were 10,000+) will be given a free Coil account, prepopulated with $10 USD of credits that can be used to stream micropayments and to tip single amounts. Our aim is to use these peer-to-peer payments across the festival to introduce attendees to Interledger and Web Monetization technology while supporting resources benefitting the free and open web.
Here's how to participate
Get a ticket:
The best way to join the experiment is to get a MozFest ticket. This gets you on the mailing list for the Coil accounts with tipping. Tickets are 'Pay what you can'. Feel free to use award funds to purchase a ticket, and if you are unable to contribute much at this time, know that the Interledger Foundation is supporting the festival as a top-level sponsor.
MozFest is awesome and having a ticket gives you access to amazing sessions, experiences, and resources.
Join the GftW Community Call
On Thursday, February 24 at 12:00pm Eastern the community call will focus on Interledger and Coil's tipping experiment. Join us to hear more details and learn how to participate. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/266176550227
Be an advocate
We want MozFest attendees to see the results of this experiment in real-time, so we are looking for dynamic content creators we can highlight. You'll need to have a payment pointer, content that's relevant to the festival that you can web monetize, and the willingness to publicly share how much you are earning as part of the tipping experiment throughout the festival. In return, we'll point attendees towards you and your work. If interested let us know in the comments or email us.
Feature your content
There are potentially 1000s of people ready to stream and tip Web Monetized projects and content. This is a great opportunity to prepare your site, platform, and content to welcome these new Web Monetized consumers. Add your payment pointer to the community space if you haven't done so already. We will be pointing festival attendees to this space, which will feature participant content, community resources, and will help participants understand and experiment with Web Monetization using their Coil credits.
Share with us your social benefit payment pointers
We know signing up for a wallet and getting a payment pointer can be huge hurdles. To ensure all festival attendees can participate in this experiment, we will provide a list of social benefit payment pointers so participants can Web Monetize their festival resources and benefit a charity, without having to get a payment pointer. If your project benefits the free and open web, send us your payment pointer and we will add it to the list.
Already involved with MozFest?
We know many of you plan to participate in the festival. If you are wrangling, facilitating a session, or taking part in any other way, let us know. We need the community's help to make this experiment a success.
We hope you're as excited as we are about watching this experiment unfold!
Top comments (11)
Love this idea! It ties in nicely with discussions we're having with the MozFest team about making Hyperaudio for Conferences available to facilitators so they can transcribe, translate and repurpose their conference sessions to maximise accessibility and reach.
We're baking Web Monetization right into our platform which means facilitators can associate their payment pointers with any session videos they host on our platform, and be compensated proportionally.
Rather uniquely we also provide a video remixer and compensate facilitators when any part of their content is viewed in a remix (subject to the Creative Commons license chosen).
Giving all MozFest attendees a Coil account + funds means making content more accessible is instantly more appealing!
Can't wait to give it a go!
@sophie has published one of our first newsletters around the topic over on our blog - could we republish things like this over here for the WM experiment?
Yes! Definitely post here. And hopefully one of you can come to the community call
Here it is! community.interledger.org/prototyp...
This is a great idea and could help a lot of new people grasp Webmo - we'll be happy to advocate. I already saw Mozfest is mentioning it in their emails.
Between now and then I will reach out to the Creative Commons filmmakers on open.movie to try and get a payment pointer for them - or offer to proxy for them. With a bit of thought maybe we can curate some new videos related to the festival programme.
All of these would be open access anyway but I wonder - just brainstorming - about trying to find some special screening event that that could be only for Mozfest attendees and might appeal? E.g. a screening of Hackers with director Iain Softley giving a realtime commentory. Or something? During the Open Video Conference, which I think ran for three editions before the first Mozfest, with a lot of the same people, there were movie nights after the day's sessions.
Love this! Please reach out to us on email to help get those filmakers lined up. MozFest has events throughout the year as "Fringe Events" your screening idea would be a great idea for that. Happy to discuss.
I just got Coil promo code with tipping credit today!
A new, exciting era in web monetization is upon us! Im so excited about this new tipping feature and trying it out at MozFest!
@micopeia email us a blurb, some sample social copy and some links and we will use you as an example of a WM expert. There will be new people with tips to give and long timers with a new feature.
Just catching this! I'll send this over today! Thanks Chris!!!!!