7 September 2005


Just as they act evilly in the face of charity (here and here), PayPal gets closer to supporting micropayments (5% plus $0.05 per transaction, apparently for merchant accounts). Adam has campaigned for using Ads by Goooooogle on blogs as a form of tip jar to allow kindly individuals to click-through to donate. I have taken, showing my groovyhippyartschool roots, an idealist position against allowing ads into the personal space of personal blogs. With this new offering by PayPal, the pragmatic approach using ads, being the only game in town, may no longer be needed, but I would still like to see some reasonable competition in consumer to consumer commerce.

[ posted by sstrader on 7 September 2005 at 11:43:22 AM in Culture & Society ]