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Update: Changes to Award Redemption Options
Every month we give monetary awards to the web publishers who’ve received Tips through TipTheWeb.org. We have made some important changes to our award redemption options which are described in this post. We made two major changes: Added the option to redeem an award by transferring the award amount to your account and use it to fund Tips that you make. Lowered the minimum for redeeming an award...
A Reason to Use rel="author" Links
We just released new integration options for multi-author websites— this post discusses some technical details about these new features. The Challenge Our goal was to find a way to support websites whose content is created by more than one person, and have Tips to that content be attributed to the correct author for a particular page. A perfect example is a multi-author blog where several authors...
Multi-Author Websites Now Supported!
Until now, TipTheWeb has supported two types of sites: 1) independent websites (no integration required), where Tips go to the site publisher, and 2) popular publishing platforms like YouTube, Flickr, etc with custom integrations to support tipping individual accounts. Today, we are excited to announce support for a third type of site, ones which have content produced by multiple authors or...
Orbital Content — The Missing Pieces
In a recent post on A List Apart, Cameron Koczon wrote about what he’s calling “Orbital Content”— a term he uses to describe how people are using new tools and services (e.g., Instapaper) to collect, consume, and interact with web content they care about. “The result is a user-controlled collection of content that is free (as in speech), distilled, open, personal, and—most importantly—useful....
Tip The Web – the future for internet authors? →
Penelope Else wrote a great article about TipTheWeb which captures our vision in Penelope’s own words.
Update: Improved GitHub Account & Organization...
We’ve vastly improved the process for claiming a GitHub account and added support for claiming GitHub organization accounts1. The process for claiming all the tips people make for your GitHub projects and Gists is now just two clicks! Claiming a GitHub account on TipTheWeb now joins Twitter, Flickr2, Vimeo, and YouTube which all use the open standard, OAuth, for a simple and secure account...
Building a Better Web, Together
We’ve just launched our first public release of TipTheWeb.org! Dave and I have been working towards this release for a while, and we’re super excited to finally show TipTheWeb to the world and to see more people start to use it to support the stuff they like online. Our goal is to enable community-supported web publishing. We think that giving the community of Internet users a way to...
Announcing TipTheWeb Tip Buttons!
We’re super excited to finally announce a major new feature for TipTheWeb which we’ve been working on for a long time, and which is the #1 most requested feature from people giving us feedback: Tip Buttons! Publishers can place Tip Buttons on their website, which lets people tip the publisher’s content without leaving the page. The buttons work much like the Tip Anywhere...
New Tip Anywhere Features
At TipTheWeb, our most important goal is to make tipping as easy as possible. In particular, people should be able to tip stuff they like while browsing the web, without disrupting their flow or distracting them from what they’re doing. That’s why we created the Tip Anywhere bookmarklet, a special link you can save to your bookmarks bar and which lets you tip the page you’re...
Web Publisher Awards— The Detail$
We’re trying to build a better Internet by enabling community supported web publishing. Giving people a way to financially support the web publishers that create the best content online encourages them to continue creating high-quality, genuinely useful content while keeping it freely accessible to everyone. To do this, we make monthly, monetary awards to the web publishers who receive Tips...
Why TipTheWeb? — Our Manifesto
The Internet is valuable. The vast majority of content online is available to the public for free. This is one of the defining characteristics of our time— unprecedented public access to the world’s collected knowledge and creative works— and this access greatly benefits us all. Good publishing is hard. Although tools make online publishing easier than ever, creating valuable, useful content...