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  • 1. The Social Payment Platform for Online Content & Services in the World of “FREE”Social Bar, BerlinJune 1, 2010
    Cynthia Typaldos, Founder
    9/22/09 9:43pm PST
  • 2. What will it take for Social Payments to succeed?
    user-centric
    no “mental transaction costs”
    tap into existing social networks
    financial transparency
    fun, entertaining, like a game
    These are Kachingle’s Guiding Principles!
  • 3. Why would People Pay for FREE content?
    To build an online persona, achieve recognition, gain status …
    …. and to support a “voice”
  • 4. What is Kachingle?
    Kachingle
    Subscriptions
    Micropayments
    Tipping
  • 5. The Consumer Side of Kachingling
    Via the medallion, sign up for a Kachingle account and commit to a $5/month withdrawal from a Paypal account
    Whenever you encounter a Kachingle-enabled site, that you like and want to support, mouse over the Kachingle medallion and just click “Kachingle this website”, once
    At the end of each month, your contribution is shared among all sites that you “kachingled” during the period based on number of daily-visits to each kachingled site
  • 6. Site Owners just add a Kachingle medallion to their site
  • 7. The Kachingle Medallion
    After
    Before
    … when one decides to kachingle a site
  • 8.
  • 9. Social Media Integration
    Push status updates through microblogging sites
    (e.g. Twitter and Facebook status integration)
    Additional Planned social media applications:
    Facebook app for comparing your contributions to friends and expressing your values
    iPhone app:
    Live access to statistics
    Compare your behavior to others
  • 10. Vielen Dank!
    Thank You!
  • 11. March 17th, 2010: Kachingle makes first “social cents” payments
    Carta:
    Now at 201.48
    “My blog earned $65.08 via crowdfunding!” – Steve Outing
    Now at $136.03
  • 12. Kachingle, business model of choice for the world of “FREE”
    Tipping
    Kachingling (crowdfunding)
    • Decide each time
    • 13. At a price explicitly set by user
    • 14. No financial limits
    • 15. Co-exists with advertising
    • 16. Enables viral & social behaviors
    • 17. Decide once (for everything)
    • 18. At a price implicitly set by user (equitably distributed)
    • 19. Financial limits (bounded total $)
    • 20. Co-exists with advertising
    • 21. Enables viral & social behaviors
    • 22. Social recognition & association
    consumer/ user
    Micropayments
    Subscriptions
    Whosevalue system is applied?
    • Decide each time
    • 23. At price set by producer
    • 24. No financial limits
    • 25. Encourages copycat sites (e.g. music biz)
    • 26. Creates barriers for viral & social behaviors
    • 27. Decide once (for each subscription)
    • 28. At price set by producer
    • 29. No financial limits
    • 30. Encourages copycat sites (e.g. music biz)
    • 31. Creates barriers for viral & social behaviors
    producer
    difficult
    effortless
    Ease of use (reduction in “mental transaction costs”)
  • 32. Problem to Solve
    For most news/content sites, advertising-based business models are not enough to pay the bills.
  • 33. Paywalls and moving content to iPhone, Kindle or iPad are just plugging holes in the dike…
  • 34. COMPLETE Financial Transparency
    Necessary Counterpart to Altruism to build Trust
    Every operation is recorded and can be tracked down
    Consumer’s Payment page shows sites that received part of the $5 contribution
    Sites see the same page and know how much money they are supposed to get
  • 35. We now live in the world of “FREE”!
    Anything that can be digitized will be “napsterized”
    Newspapers
    Magazines
    Books
    Music
    Photos, Images, Art
    Video, TV, Movies
    $, €, ¥
    Before
    FREE!
    Now
  • 36. More choices sound great BUT…
    “Why more is less”
    — Barry Schwartz
    http://www.shirky.com/writings/fame_vs_fortune.html
  • 37. Micropayments sound great BUT…
    “…the act of buying anything, even if the price is very small, creates what Nick Szabo calls mental transaction costs, the energy required to decide whether something is worth buying or not, regardless of price”
    — Clay Shirky
    http://www.shirky.com/writings/fame_vs_fortune.html
  • 38. Users want to make their own decisions BUT…
    Experiment with musician in subway station
    — Robert Cialdini
    http://www.shirky.com/writings/fame_vs_fortune.html
  • 39. Users may not trust a new service, a 3rd party in between BUT…
    “...if they knew for sure there money was absolutely, positively going where they want it to, that would make a difference”
    — Cynthia
    http://www.shirky.com/writings/fame_vs_fortune.html
  • 40. Users don’t want work BUT…
    They want to have fun!
    — Bunny the K9 Kachingler