We Can Fix This F*cking Mess.
John Battelle
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Thanks for all the fucking words, John. I have just left, for the last time, an online ad company that was stuck in a weird spot between content, audience, and arbitrage.

I wanted to know what you thought about the direct financing models of services like Patreon — where the audience is the direct income for the creator, and not the advertisers/corporate interests?

While advertising makes sense at scale, the subscription/patron models lend more light to your readership based model. The movement of good content from quality sources has to be a very, very intentional one.

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