Synonyms for micropatronage or Related words with micropatronage
Examples of "micropatronage"
Brad Turcotte (born 14 November 1976), is a musician from Ottawa, Ontario. Turcotte performs under the name Brad Sucks. Promoting his music through sites such as Magnatune and ccMixter, as well as MySpace and Podsafe, he has used
to fund his albums, and releases his songs under a copyleft license, granting freedom to share and modify his work.
In June 2004, faced with increasing complaints about his lateness in updating the comic, Milholland challenged his readership to donate enough money to pay for a year of his salary, so that he could quit his job and become a full-time cartoonist. To his surprise, this amount was reached and surpassed in less than a month, making Milholland one of the successful pioneers of
. Since then, his webcomic has expanded into many realms of merchandising.
In an attempt to raise money for his tuition, Joey wrote a novella, "Lockpick Pornography," and released it in a
form on his website. He posted the first chapter for free with a PayPal donation link, telling his readers that he'd release each additional chapter after he'd raised a couple hundred more dollars through donations. Response was so enthusiastic that he posted all seven chapters within a week. Loose Teeth press has since published the novella with an additional three chapters. The full book is now available as a free download from the Lockpick Pornography website.
The RDTN.org began as an early crowd-sourcing initiative to sponsor and assist in gathering, monitoring and disseminating radiation data from the affected areas. RDTN intended their independent measurements to provide additional context for the radiation data reported by the official factors, to supplement and not to replace the data of the "competent authorities". RDTN successfully launched a
campaign to raise $33,000 in order to buy 100 Geiger counters to jumpstart their network. In April hackers at tokyohackerspace prototyped an Arduino-based geiger counter shield to upload data from geiger counters including from RDTN supplied counters. This prototype later developed into Safecast mobile geo-tagged radiation sensors. RDTN people attributed their success to crisis urgency. In late April, one month after its start, RDTN folded itself into Safecast with the joint announcement that RDTN was rebranded as Safecast, a citizens' network which continues monitoring radiation levels in Japan.
In 2004, R. K. Milholland was working in Medicaid billing for an ambulance company besides creating the webcomic "Something Positive". When readers complained about the infrequency of his updates, Milholland challenged his fans to donate enough money for him to quit his day job and work on "Something Positive" full-time. Milholland described it as a "shut-your-mouth post", as he made $24,000 USD per year and didn't believe that his readers could match that. Instead, fans of the webcomic donated $4,000 USD within an hour after his challenge came up. "The New York Observer" stated that his story presaged that "
boom", where the readership of a webcomic donates directly to its creator. Ryan North ("Dinosaur Comics") called Patreon the "most disruptive (in a good way)" service that allows this. KC Green ("Gunshow") and Winston Rowntree ("Subnormality") credit Patreon for allowing them to work on webcomics full-time. According to a spokesperson of Patreon, ten new creators start making money through the service every day.
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