Flattr Puts Your Money Where Your ‘Like’ Is

social media, social networks, content, twitter, instagram, facebook, github, soundcloudFlattr today launched a service that allows users to contribute financially to content producers simply by clicking “like.”

The move is a tweak to the Swedish company’s previous model, requiring publishers to embed its widget on their websites.

“We are on a mission to help creators get money for the value they create for all of us. We believe that the way people pay must be in line with the way people behave online,” the company said in a blog post.

Users set the monthly amount that goes into their Flattr account. At the end of the month, the amount will be divided evenly among each of the likes and stars the user has clicked over the course of the month.

The service works with Twitter, Soundcloud, Grooveshark, App.net, the open-source software platform Github, Flickr and Instagram. It does not work on Facebook or Google+.

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