- Aug 22, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
this actually touches on one of the issues Facebook doesnt like about the Australian modelI think if you could communicate to people that they are the product being sold it would change their perception.
Everything costs money and the things that are free for you - that's when you're being sold to someone else.
It's the business model for almost every site out there, including Bigfooty, except here we are both the flowers to attract other bees and the honey sold to advertisers.
Can you imagine if there was a movement to have contributors paid a cut for the interactions their content generates?
Lets just say we have two posters, Maggie5 and NSWCROW
Maggie is popular with Pies fans and they love reading everything she writes. NSWCROW is a boring sad sack who still spams boards that the PowerStance is a valid AFL technique.
in a free market, Chief will pay Mag's a fair bit of coin, because he wants her content to drive up traffic. NSWCROW on the other hand, he just brings the site down and actually costs Chief views. As such, the Chief would only host his sh*t if he is paid, or for free at best.
Under the AU model, they both get paid the same.