Who’s the Shop Steward on Your Kickstarter? | Josh MacPhee | The Baffler. Interesting, detailed article on how Kickstarter provides the infrastructure for turning your social network into a commodity, which they then take their percentage of.
It’s important that everyone’s eyes be wide open going into such a fundraising transaction . . . and be aware not only of potential moral conflicts but also of the actual monetary return on your investment of time and social capital.