The Next Big Money Makers

With the rise of gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains), I thought I would begin an intermittent series of crystal ball readings on what the new .com revolutions of the 2-year to 15-year future may look like.  As I wrote a few weeks back, .family  is already in the pipeline for 2013.  (I hope to purchase […]

Indiegogo or Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Part 2

Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter

Indiegogo, Charity, Art, Revenge… “Artevengity?” My first exposure to charitable crowdfunding was Matthew Inman’s (the Oatmeal)  campaign to finance his counter attack to a $20,000 lawsuit from FunnyJunk using the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.    “I’m hoping,” writes Inman in his description of his project “that philanthropy trumps douchebaggery and greed.”  It seems it did.  He […]

Farm Hosting: Electric Mesopotamia

My wife inherited a few baby chickens. We needed a coop. Looking for chicken-coop plans, I instead found farmer-hoster Simon, who hosts and creates web sites for a particular breed of small farmers. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farmers. Simon the farmer is part of a land-use revolution developing online. “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” […]