Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pubslush, etc… What is Crowdfunding? WHY Crowdfunding? Isn’t that kind of like begging?

Just a kind reminder.

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Quick question, darlings: I want you to take a look at these pictures, and tell me which one is begging.


Is it this guy? Playing music, giving it to you for free, with a “Pay What You Want” policy — even if what you want is $0 — you still get to listen.


Or this crew, who don’t work for some company collecting a salary, but instead, go out on the streets, giving away their show, and rely on the good faith of their audience to fulfill their part of the social contract — so that they can continue to bring their performance to the people.


Or maybe this guy, performing his weird art and amusing a crowd of people, who didn’t ask him to be there, but are enjoying it anyway — and if they believe in what he’s doing, maybe they’ll decide to pay for their experience. I’m…

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