Non-Smoking Website Looking for Responsible Partner: the Kachingle Experiment

Non-Smoking Website Looking for Responsible Partner: the Kachingle Experiment

I am a proud member of Kachingle (beta)– a micropayment system that takes a $5 monthly payment from member website users and distributes it to member websites.

One of the problems in American media is that it too often appeals to people who care only about pleasure and stimulation. It often ignores the quiet Americans– the people who volunteer at libraries, mentor in our schools and contribute to their local NPR affiliate.

If you are selling consumer goods to a jaded public (spam, phony FaceBook profiles, Flash ads, popups, et cetera) then that market of responsible do-gooders is insignificant. To me, though, they are POWER USERS because of their commitment to their values.

If you support local independent media, then you are a person who feels a profound sense of responsibility to their community. The flashy world of marketing might have given up on you but I haven’t. I’d rather have one person who contributes to the online community than 100 people who are just looking for the next ten-second thrill.

To me, Kachingle (this brand spanking new micropayment system) is a powerful tool be that can enable you to become that responsible, compassionate, community-minded Internet user.

So, if you give to public radio, go to public meetings and care about the long term success of quality websites in America, do what I did and perform the Kachingle experiment.

I joined Kachingle. I now pay $5 a month from PayPal. I then went to EVERY SINGLE WEBSITE THAT IS A KACHINGLE MEMBER AND KACHINGLED THEM. It demonstrates to the member sites that they have support and increases the click rate for the Kachingle home page.

More importantly, it demonstrates to the naysayers, cynics and advertising faddists “Hey, people do care about the long term health of the Internet and American media.” IF WE CAN GET 100 KACHINGLERS ON THE BIGGEST SITE, THEN IT WILL REACH CRITICAL MASS AS CONTENT PROVIDERS BECOME CURIOUS ABOUT IT.

If you meet one request of mine, please: JOIN KACHINGLE AND SPEND 15 MINUTES A DAY VISITING MEMBER SITES.

I normally don’t like using all caps… but I want to share this message of hope for the Internet.

If you meet one request of mine, please: JOIN KACHINGLE AND SPEND 15 MINUTES A DAY VISITING MEMBER SITES.

Below is AdBrite (per click paid advertising for diet programs and free video games). This is the other practical alternative to Kachingle. Show the Internet which culture you are a part of. [A. S.]

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