urn:uuid:2c924c1e-a3c5-56f6-ac78-886526152eb4 Topic: Web Monetization – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2021-04-13T15:40:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:77615e33-a00c-418f-95b0-f74ba152ae3e 2021-04-13T15:40:00Z 2021-04-13T15:40:00Z Lower the paywalls to keep the bullshit at bay It doesn’t matter if great information exists if no one can access it. “The Truth is Paywalled; but the Lies are Free.” Can micro-payments save news and the web? <p>A piece in Current Affairs resonated strongly with me: The Truth is Paywalled; but the Lies are Free. The premise of the piece is simple: access to journalistic institutions and academic journals is restricted by paywalls; but hogwash, regurgitated rubbish, and conspiracy theories are available for free. The <em>institutions of truth</em> seem to be too busy erecting paywalls to notice that they’re loosing the market to those that manage to operate without direct payments.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lower-the-paywalls.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:03952762-1ce5-416c-a9a9-32654cbbf5b6 2021-04-07T19:21:00Z 2021-04-07T19:21:00Z Third-party extension not enough to address Coil’s transparency issues PayTracker keeps a record of Web Monetization micro-payments made through Coil, but the extension alone isn’t enough to fix Coil’s transaction transparency issue. <p>Coil is a one-stop subscription service to support online creators. Coil customers must either install the Coil extension in their web browsers, or use a compatible browser like the Puma Browser. The service will reward participating websites and creators based on how much time Coil customers spend on their content.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/coil-transparency.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:d83aa22c-5e17-45de-9728-a9ac30fb1b69 2019-10-17T07:20:00Z 2019-10-17T07:20:00Z How to make a vanity Payment Pointer for Web Monetization The Web Monetization API uses Interledger Payment Pointer (ILP3) addresses to transfer funds. Here’s how to set up a short vanity ILP3 alias for your wallet. <p>This is a more detailed follow-up on Interledger Protocol Payment Pointers (ILP3) Specifically, I’ll talk about how to take a long and unruly ILP3, like the one you get from most wallet services, and turn it into a shorter and more memorable vanity ILP3.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/ilp-payment-pointer-redirects.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:03020027-792e-4468-9999-b84847d6aff6 2019-09-18T15:19:00Z 2021-02-12T21:42:00Z How Coil and Web Monetization works compared to Flattr I explore the new Coil micro-payment system and browser extension, based on the proposed Web Monetization web-standard, and compare it to Flattr. <p>Coil is a micro-payment service that resembles Flattr. Both services rely on a web browser extension to automatically pay participating websites and creators from customers’ 5 USD/monthly subscription funds.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/coil-web-monetization.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6d624b06-cc2e-435b-9116-1566a9053c26 2019-08-03T17:17:00Z 2019-08-14T23:36:00Z First impressions of the Scroll news subscription service Scroll wants to be your one-stop subscription service for news published all over the web. How does it work? and can one subscription save journalism? <p>Scroll is a news subscription service for 5 USD/mo. that supports news organizations. Subscribers get an advertisement free and tracking-reduced reading experience on participating news publishers’ websites. Scroll is currently in closed beta, and I’ve had an early look at how the service works.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/scroll.com-first-impressions.html">Read more …</a></p>