Who’s the Shop Steward on Your Kickstarter? | Josh MacPhee | The Baffler

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.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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2 Responses to Who’s the Shop Steward on Your Kickstarter? | Josh MacPhee | The Baffler

  1. 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.

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