I’m making this thread as a response to @Grey and to let @dom be aware of both sides of the argument.
Original thread: Tipping or donating (money, in any way) to creators is a bad idea
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TIP OTHERS.
Grey talked about how tipping creators would eventually turn vine into musical.ly. I have to respectfully disagree. Vine touched so many lives and launched so many careers…like King Bach, Lele Pons, and Logan Paul. These creators have achieved not only social media success but also mainstream success. Vine WAS the culture, IS the culture, WILL BE the culture again (V2). I felt like Grey was comparing apples and oranges. An app that pushed are culture forward (vine) vs an app tweens used to thirst trap (musical.ly).
I think allowing and fans and viewers to tip with real money/ cryptocurrency should one of the monetization methods. If V2 will have team accounts and live streaming, why not cryptocurrency tips??? With Youtube withholding adsense from “non-priority” creators, people are looking for ways to support their careers. People want an EQUAL / FAIR method of monetization that doesn’t play favorites with the popular creators. Twitch, Younow, and Patreon allow tipping and their communities are just fine.
V2 is gonna be something special. It’s gonna do what Vine did but BETTER! And since V2 is here to STAY…tipping/ cryptocurrency should considered seriously. Think about the bigger picture…think about the long run. Thank-you. What do y’all think?
[sidenote: I used to be a full time youtuber before the adpocalypse]