Flattr, the microdonations service that facilitates donations between web users and content creators like artists, musicians and writers like yours truly, has just struck its first major deal with a global content provider. The Dailymotion, the web’s biggest video portal after YouTube, is allowing its users to import a Flattr button onto their channels and each individual video. The deal means that anyone who uploads a video to the site can start getting donations, or tips, directly from their viewers, no advertisers needed.
Though micro- or social-payments are relatively new concepts which have yet to be embraced by the mainstream, some bloggers who have used Flattr have already been making decent money from the service, which was founded in 2010 by Swedes Linus Olsson and Peter Sunde. (Sunde is a co-founder of BitTorrent site, the Pirate Bay. See “A Pirate Comes Clean.”)