Tag Archives: Myspace

For Devoted Fans, a Click is as Good as a Clap

Posted on by Santtu Parikka

… . One way they are doing this is by using Micro-donations. It is now common for an artist’s Myspace pages to have a “Tip Jar” that links to payment methods like Paypal. Much like a busker’s open guitar case on the street, this technology allows fans to tip an artist any amount they like be it for providing a free download, or just to show their appreciation for a job well done. Radiohead went as far as to offer their new album In Rainbows for fans to download at any price they saw …

Tags: Metallica Myspace Paypal Radiohead


Facing the future: Will we all work for Mark one day?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to say that this dominance will always continue. AOL is an example of how the big can fall, as is Myspace. Even without the tactical blunders which with hindsight precipitated these companies’ fall, Facebook faces numerous hurdles.

For one, some argue that social “networking” is intrinsically self-limiting, because as primates we can only cognitively maintain a very limited number of relationships.

Although that may well be true, presumably growth will still come from new …

Tags: crowdsourcing crowdsourcing platform distributed work Facebook Facebook business model Mark Zukeberg microtask Moneybook Myspace social Twitter


To work or not to work? That is the question

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… had cheap and accessible international travel, created and regretted embarrassingly self-indulgent Myspace profiles, and been taken apart in online games against kids in on the other side of the world. One can’t blame them for feeling like the world is their playground and they’re the ones who decide when the bell rings for recess (naturally, this is a little glib and I’m limiting my point predominantly to western G.Y. Joes and Janes).

Although this is by no means set in stone and …


Small Change, Big Difference

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Imagine strolling outside at night with a date you really like. Dinner went well, your jokes were funny and you think the two of you connected. But the conversation has stalled. Now, muscling its way into your evening is an awkward silence.

Desperate to find something to talk about, you gaze towards the starry heavens for inspiration. Just when all seems lost, it hits …