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.
Wow! I had no idea these things even existed. The internet and the social media has created a whole new (or maybe not so new) set of shady schemes and good ideas gone awry.
I know. I’ll say this for the human race: we certainly are inventive! Now if we could only think things through as easily as we think things up . . .