The Dawning of the Age of Etsy

I heart Etsy

“I spent the morning reorganizing my board on pinterest. I feel like I really accomplished something.” Those are the words of  the social media customer, your next customer. These are the sentiments of the socially plugged-in mass marketplace of micro-manufacturing, the small one-crafter operation or even the massive disaggregated team of micro-manufacturers working for a […]

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 […]