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Financial – Micro-tipping with ChangeTip

Posted in Blogging, Business, Economy, Entertainment, Income, Internet, Liberty, Technology, Wordpress with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2014/08/24 by rmolby

In my previous post about tipping with bitcoin on Twitter, I talked about using TipperCoin, but this only worked on Twitter. So here comes a different outfit, ChangeTip – A Love Button for the Internet.

Have you ever read something on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or any other social media site and wanted to send the author a small amount of funds to tell them you appreciate the information?

Well, sending very small tips, also called micro-payments or micro-tipping, isn’t really feasible with say PayPal, or most other conventional payment systems, because of all the transaction fees.

Well, all this changed when Bitcoin was created back in 2007/2008 (see history), and today we are are able to make financial transaction in microscopic small amounts. As a matter of fact, as of this posting, it would take 122,174 satoshi to make one (1) US dollar, or 1221.74 satoshi to make a US Penny, according to Satoshi Value.

This means that I can now tip or pay for just the piece of content that is important to me. For example, if I look at a DiY page and all I really needed is a picture of where a part goes on a gadget, I may tip the article or post writer a dollar, but if just needed one paragraph of text to clarify something, or I find a page visually pleasing, I may tip 1000 satoshi, or just under a penny. Hover, if I find something really valuable, say a gardening article, and I decide to print a hard copy of it for future reference, I may tip US$5 because I find it that valuable and I am keeping it for future reference, so it is worth that much. Or maybe 1/4 of the article is worth keeping it, so I will tip US$1.25.

So first there was TipperCoin, a novel way to send small amount of bitcoin to Twitter users. But since this is specific to Twitter users I never really got into it because I just don’t Twitter that much, much less read a lot of Tweets. This all changes with ChangeTip. It is cross-platform, currently supporting GitHub, Google+, Reddit, StoclTwits, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube. They are working on Facebook.

When you sign up, they generously give US$0.50 to start your tipping account. I used my Google+ to do the signing up, and it automatically linked my YouTube channel. I then added all the other social media sites I have an account with.

Now I am ready to both tip and receive tips.

So, here we go, a way to tell authors how much you appreciate their work beyond giving them a “Like”, “Plus” or retweet.

If you found this article useful, you can go here to give me a tip and sign up if you are not a ChangeTip member.

Tip Me With ChangeTip

Financial – Micro-tipping with Bitcoin

Posted in Blogging, Business, Economy, Entertainment, Internet, Liberty, Technology, Wordpress with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2014/01/21 by rmolby

Have you ever read something on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or any other social media site and wanted to send the author a small amount of fund to tell them you appreciate the information?

Well, sending very small tips isn’t really feasible with say PayPal or most other conventional payment systems. Then here comes TipperCoin, a novel way to send small amount of Bitcoin to Twitter users. Once you have an account on TipperCoin by signing in with your Twitter account, you are automatically given a Bitcoin address that is used to both receive and send micro Bitcoin to other Twitter users by sending a Twitter message in the following format:

“@recipient, message text here, 0.001 BTC @tippercoin”

Even if the Twitter user does not have a TipperCoin account yet, TipperCoin will automatically generate a Bitcoin address for the user and store the coin up to 21 days.

So, here we go, a way to tell authors how much you appreciate their work beyond giving them a “Like”, “Plus” or retweet.

Ramblings for 2013.01.26

Posted in Blogging, Entertainment, Internet, Uncategorized, Wordpress with tags , , , , , , , , on 2013/01/26 by rmolby
The bitcoin logo

The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, it is Saturday, and as with most days when I am not at work, I still wake up fairly early, and while the rest of my family continues to sleep in, I get a chance to relax and devote a little time to catching up on the internet goings and occasionally update this blog.

So I have been following the Bitcoin phenomenon for a few months now, and I frequent Bitcoin faucets (websites offering free Bitcoin for a little interaction) and have been building up a small amount of the digital currency.

In the process of looking for more free Bitcoin sources, I found this site called BitBin and it allows you to post snippets of text and/or code and if you supply a Bitcoin address, any advertising revenue they get from this page being displayed, they give you a small share of the ad revenue.

I thought that is pretty neat, and also that I could combine that with another idea.

I was thinking about writing novelettes and short stories about the things that are important to me, some of which I share as blog posts here. All of these writings could stand on their own, but would combine into a bigger story line.

Where BitBin would come into play is that I would post paragraphs on BitBin, and then provide a link to the paragraph on this blog along with all the other links, giving the readers of this blog a chance to read my work as I produce it, while giving me a small amount of revenue from the click-through revenue from BitBin.

I think I will also add my PayPal and Dwolla account info with each post, so any one that thinks they would like to donate by making a micro-payment could do so.

Anyway, just some ideas… thrown out there and at you… feel free to comment…

BitCoin – CoinURL

Posted in Blogging, Internet, Wordpress with tags , , , , on 2012/07/28 by rmolby
The bitcoin logo

The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been semi-active in the BitCoin world for some time now, and I of course try to get some free BitCoin when I can, but I recently found a site called CoinURL that allows you to shorten links on web sites and social media (like the short links we all see on twitter and G+ a lot), and earn small amount of BitCoin in the process.

So, for example, the shortcut to this blog is http://cur.lv/25bo which takes you to a CoinURL ad page where you either wait for 15 seconds or click on the “Skip AD” button, and then it redirects you to the home page of my blog (or whatever page link you clicked on).

I will most likely use this for items where I have spent some time researching the subject matter, and I will give you the option to link directly to the content or help me montetize this blog by clicking on the CoinURL link instead.

Donations

Posted in Internet, Liberty, Wordpress with tags , , on 2012/03/16 by rmolby
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You may or may not have noticed that I added a donations sidebar item.

If you would like to donate to me, you can send me whatever you think my efforts are worth to:

Bitcoins – 1B5RFwzekriFHPmffjhKWChchWtydCooii

(make sure you are aware of the current rate Bitcoins are worth)

PayPal – rmolby@yahoo.com

(I can only accept personal PayPal transfers, no credit or debit cards. You need to fund your PayPal account before sending me money. Thanks!)

All donation proceeds will be placed in a savings account that I also contribute to every pay period, and once I have enough to buy three years of Hostgator service, I will set up my own domain and site and transfer this blog to it.

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