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Social Commerce Start-Up Chirpify Extends Payments Platform to Instagram

Social Web commerce platform Chirpify now supports in-stream payments on Instagram, the company announced on Tuesday. The company first began as a way for merchants to sell items to followers on Twitter from within the stream, only requiring buyers to “@reply” to sellers with simple commands like “Buy” or “Donate.” The launch on the new Instagram platform comes complete with a number of celebrity merchants touting their wares.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work