Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Likes Are Great. Money Is Better: Why Kickstarter Works.

Apparently a whole lot of people like something so much they’re not even willing to give it a dollar.

Australian designer Lewis Winter, bemoaning the limited effort many social media users expend to express their support, in a New York Times magazine piece on Kickstarter. The piece, written by the excellent Rob Walker (disclosure: I think Rob Walker is excellent), explains why Kickstarter’s crowdfunding model works where others fall flat. Well worth your time.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”