Flattr Appreciation During Jan/Feb 2015 (6.65E/2.44E)
We have noticed a steady trend of declining support through flattr, especially compared to a year ago when there was a significant drop of support. Last month we received our lowest amount so far with 2.44 Euros from four unique supporters. This level is below our monthly cost for web hosting and would become a significant problem if it continued. We noticed that there has been technical problems for some linux users trying to flattr us, hopefully it will be solved and we also hope that more of the persons that supported us in the past will find back to us again. Thanks to those people who continue to support our work!
On the positive side we enabled Bitcoin donations about a 6 weeks ago. Shortly after we announced it we received 0.661 Bitcoins (172.15 Euro) from five transactions in January. The majority came from one generous supporter giving us 0.5 Bitcoins. February resulted in no donations through Bitcoin which may show that it’s a harder channel to get a steady stream of donations through.
Over the last two months we refilled 20 Euros for future web hosting costs. We also decided to pay the transportation costs for one of our team-members to travel by train to Brussels and establish more contact with Julia Reda’s office (not a cost incurred yet but money, ~40E, has been reserved for it). We also have a significant cost for our translation software that needs to be payed to continue receiving updates.
Flattr is a microdonation service that allows you to give a small amount of money each month to content you would like to give support. It can be compared to a “Facebook super-like” with money attached. Users act like patrons of work and ”many small streams” adds up to something larger. The flattr button can be found at the bottom of each of our articles or you can support us directly on our flattr profile.
In January 2015 we had 30 things flattred by 7 unique users. In total we were flattred 42 times last month and received 6.65 Euro in support for our work.
In February 2015 we had 12 things flattred by 4 unique users. In total we were flattred 18 times last month and received 2.44 Euro in support for our work.
|Pirate_Times on Flattr||4||0.930|
|Internet Freedom Weekend – Glenn Greenwald to Sweden||2||0.233|
|Jerry Weyer: From Activists to Politicians [Pirate Visions]||1||0.153|
|Winning Discussions: No True Scotsman (Effective Pirating)||1||0.153|
|Correction: PPI has a Bank Account||1||0.153|
|PPI blocked from becoming observer members of WIPO||1||0.153|
|Alex Arnold Becomes the First Elected Pirate Mayor!||1||0.153|
|How Sweden Found an Effective Way of Broadening their Politics||1||0.153|
|Online GA back on as Parties Leave PPI [Poll]||1||0.080|
|The Transphobic Trials of Chelsea Manning||1||0.080|
|Flattr fee||– 0.271|
|Total sum for 12 things flattred by 4 unique users||2.44|