Sunday, January 8, 2012

Would You Flattr My Wishlist?

The other day I was reading a blog post somewhere that answered enough of my questions that I saved a significant amount of time. It was the first time that I was driven to really try and find a way to get the poster some sign of appreciation.

The closest thing I could find, though, was an Amazon wishlist. That was fine, however the cheapest thing on that list was around $60. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated the information, but it was a big mental leap from never having given anything to a blog poster to giving $60.

It was at that point that I realised that there was no way to give a 'partial payment' to a wishlist item. From what I could find, anyway.

This is my request, to anyone that cares: please make it possible for me to just give a random amount of money to an item on a wishlist. That way I can give something that really matters to the wishlist owner, and it's a little more 'personal' than sending a gift card / credit / whatever it is that I would have had to have done otherwise.

Then I started thinking about maybe they could do something similar, by integrating their system so that as a person that can be 'flattred', the money goes towards items on my wishlist or something similar.

To me, at least, the outcome of this is way cooler than getting a bit of money in some electronic account... it would be awesome to just every now and again get a random item out of my wishlist as a total surprise!

Does anyone know of anyone working on this?

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