CROWD FUNDING PLATFORMS AND THEIR USES
- •KickstarterPrimarily for monetizing pie-in-the-sky ideas that can't actually be sold because they're impossible. Also useful for ideas that are possible but you don't really want to make them and just want to get money instead.
- •Caring BridgeA currency exchange that converts sympathetic tears into US dollars.
- •GoFundMeAn outlet for narcissists to ask for money for no apparent reason.
- •Donors ChooseA republican plan for public education.
- •IndieGoGoFallback for failed kickstarters.
- •TeeSpringA mechanism to hire artists without the aggravating regulatory overhead of securing an "independent contractor".
- •KivaActually kind of cool.