Hello Mastodon community,
I really appreciate what you do and would like to help in solving some of the challenges of mass adoption:
- visibility and donations to attract content creators
- a new liberal and decentralized kind of content filtering and discovery to improve user experience
- “the circulatory system”, where authors can choose a revenue share to give for instance hosting to ensure scalable and sustainable hosting
We develop a free nonprofit micro-donation processor with a focus on privacy and freedom. It could be a good fit for Mastodon in multiple ways:
Thumb-up triggered or recurring micro-donations: transparent and optionally anonymous with no service fees, connected to Mastodon keys so that they don’t require additional clicks for checkout. Instance domain owners can choose to receive a share to make hosting sustainable and scalable.
Visibility: applications built on the open donation statistics enable users to follow their favorite authors no matter where they publish. There’s not much difference where your authors choose to post - Twitter, Telegram, Facebook or Mastodon - you will see them alike, even if they happen to get banned from one of the platforms. Micro-donations to embedded content are shared between creator and Mastodon instance host. Example: Smartlike
Decentralized crowdsourced moderation: while universal moderation practices of the market leaders underperform, complete absence of moderation on some Fediverse project instances doesn’t improve user experience either. Smartlike helps develop systems where users decide on whether or how to filter the Internet.
Details on Smartlike
Let us cooperate!
Vadim Frolov, smartlike.org, Vienna