Simon Willison’s Weblog


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.