Exploring new ways of sharing stories
The idea is very simple. You read the lede of a story (here, the story I worked on for Prof. Shapiro’s class) and in order to know what happens next, either you pay one dollar in bitcoins, or you tweet the story to your followers. A buck or a tweet. That simple.
The micro paywall is quite flexible. Launched by BitMonet, it’s embeddable with a simple html code, and its features are customizable. You can offer one article, one hour of access, or a one-day pass. People pay with bitcoins, or just with a tweet. The more you share, the more you have access to. A bit like the reversed paywall introduced by Jeff Jarvis.