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Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, has opened to the public today. No longer will you need an invite in order to add the Flattr button to your web site as a publisher or to give support to the sites you visit with real money.

Flattr’s micropayments business model is based on the idea of people tipping content they like, Digg or perhaps Facebook Like buttons – but this time with real money. Users can “Flattr” content by setting up a Flattr account which sets a a monthly fee — a minimum €2 — that they are willing to contribute for any kind of online content. When the user finds something they like that has a Flattr button, they can click the button to “reward” the content provider. At the end of the month, the user’s monthly fee is split equally among the holders of the content that they “flattered”.

However, Flattr isn’t the only startup working on this type of micropayment model. Rewrd offers a similar service, although, ultimately, with both sites vying for the attention of publishers and web consumers, it’s likely that there will eventually be only one winner. And on that note, Flattr is off to a fine start.

Update: Along with opening up to the public, Flattr has added some new features, such as Twitter and Facebook integration. More details via their official blog.

Update 2: Another company operating in this space is Kachingle.

  • http://www.blogle.org/2010/08/flattr-opens-to-the-public-now-anybody-can-%e2%80%98like%e2%80%99-a-site-with-real-money/ Flattr opens to the public, now anybody can ‘Like’ a site with real money | Blogle.org

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  • Chris

    Stupid idea from a bunch of guys got fame for helping people steal stuff – now they want to help you beg for money.

    I think these guys have high hopes of gettin any real traction with this.

    • http://nonexcludable.com Kev

      The traction is already there, to a certain extent. In Germany news sites were doing surprising well during the beta.

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        What’s more devastating is harvesting 170 million facebook account via torrent. http://bit.ly/cFkAFO

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    • Michael

      If there is anyone _stealing_ it’s the record labels.

  • jojo

    This is a great idea. I’m signing up and spreading the word. The idea of tipping is another cool revenue stream idea. People paying money cause they believe in the site. This idea will be immitated all over but if flattr can gain traction quickly they will be ahead of the game.

  • http://mificlub.com taige

    this is great. i really like it.

  • http://mificlub.com taige

    i guess pr companies can flattr something up

  • http://www.madmagz.com Youssef

    Very interesting idea.

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    […] Flattr, a new micropayment system for media content, launches today [TechCrunch Europe] […]

  • jave

    Flattr button arriving at TC in 5, 4, 3…..

  • http://www.digitalapoptosis.com Andre

    How about Flattr’ing Twitter entries?

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  • bunnyhero

    maybe flattr and rewrd can use the micropayments to buy themselves a vowel.

    • ian

      +1… I look forward to when one of the companies takes over the other and can combine their vowels.

  • Lars

    As far as I can tell, some of Germany’s most popular Blogs are already using Flattr and the revenue in the last two months exceeded the (low) expectations.

  • noname

    sprinklepenny has been doing this a while already and looks miles better

  • http://www.kissmycountry.com Michael

    This is a great idea and it’s great to see it open to the public finally. Most people will part with a nominal amount for something they appreciate/like or even find slightly enjoyable. Just look at all the mobile apps out there. Ask yourself how often you use the each of the apps you bought 12 months ago for $1.99.

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  • http://svexec.blogspot.com/ Who Here Has Paid?

    The bottom line is the everyone who says “it’s a great idea” needs to put their money where their mouth is. A million people saying it’s good will have less effect than 100k actually using it and putting money into the system.

    Who has used it? and would they keep using it? I’ve linked two articles below. One about how it could be good, if people actually put cash into the system. The second is the link to the blog where they report their flattr revenue.

    Article about payees make the difference for flattr
    http://bit.ly/dwBPo4

    Revenue article where blogger talks actual $$
    http://bit.ly/aLfEyH

    • http://everydaypanos.com everydaypanos

      Rewrd has a blog post that justifies the service. In short:
      – Ppl click on buttons. We know that.
      – It’s a social network. It has public profiles, so it is not secret like donations. Your Flattr/Rewrd/Kachingle is public and as we know boasting for smt you liked/payed for has a value.
      – Ads suck. They take space and they annoy. Plus malware.
      Right?

      More here
      http://status.rewrd.com/post/560683230/a-new-social-web-a-new-revenue-model

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  • http://www.news2like.com/2010/08/flattr-a-social-micropayment-system-give-cash-to-those-deserving-of-it/ Flattr; a social micropayment system. Give cash to those deserving of it

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    LOL 30 days for payment…RAM IT

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