Thursday, 14th June 2018
One of the ways the internet has changed around us over the years is the blog-o-sphere of MetaFilter’s early years has all but disappeared, and so has the kind of link-sharing culture that went with it.
Metafilter financial update and future directions. Recent drops in revenue from Google AdSense and Amazon Affiliates have left MetaFilter (19th birthday coming up next month) with a $8,000/month shortfall. They have an optional monthly subscription which currently brings in $7,500/month (monthly expenses are $38,000) so I’ve opted in and thankfully it looks like a lot of other people are subscribing or upping their subscription. I joined the site nearly 14 years ago and it’s been an important part of my online world ever since. # 1:55 pm