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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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Michael Tharrington

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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Ely x0

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

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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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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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 on

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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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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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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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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Ben Halpern

Great to be here :)

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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

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

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Sam • Edited on

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 on

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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Dee Saigal • Edited on

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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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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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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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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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!