Simon Willison’s Weblog


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.

Josh Millard # 2:01 pm

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

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