But I came up with an almost foolproof plan. In venture capital parlance, this is a small, but potentially scalable, individual entertainment monetization system.
More simply, I’ll try to get people to pay me for fun. As they say in Hollywood, “It’s funny, it’s money”.
Maybe we could combine laughter pay with the cyber currency phenomenon: Twitcoin? Gigglebucks? I mean, much of the buzz around online currencies is laughable, especially when it comes to people who could lose millions of dollars because they lost their digital wallet passwords.
I tried this gem of an idea with Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor at University of Virginia and social media expert and in particular Facebook, which he wrote about in his book “Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects us and undermines democracy. But he said only a few people on social media were making real money, if not enough money to pay rent.
The result, he said, was a …
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