The pricing is based usually on the so-called versioning, offering products for different target groups at different prices. The the heart of free is: A variation is available free of charge, others will be paid for. These pricing models, which all revolve around going toward zero marginal can be found everywhere: the lunch buffet, the mobile and the charges for broadband Internet access. Every time wipe the lump-sum cost of the negative psychology of the Grenzpreises constantly the ticking counter in the ear to have the table, and the consumer can undisturbed enjoyment indulge. Ripple has many thoughts on the issue. This brings me to a further engine of free, the so-called attention economy (economy of attention) on one hand and to the other the reputation economy (economy of the image). Now we have a real marketplace of image Google of course. The currency for attention can be nothing else in the online world as the so-called PageRank algorithm that counts the links on a page and evaluated. Can you imagine a better unit of measure of attention as Web traffic? One behind PageRank amazingly simple idea: basically, it handles incoming links as votes in an election.

Inbound links from a page that itself has many inbound links count more than from pages with few inbound links: convert values of the image and the attention economy to Mammon. Economically expressed we convert values from image economics in the attention economy and then money. So, this traffic in filthy lucre can transform by running AdSense on your website and share the revenue with Google. It is not a closed economic system, around them, there are still many other attention – and image economies, and each of them has its own currency. Facebook and MySpace are friends”. “” On eBay the review submitted by buyers and sellers on Twitter the followers “, Slashdot can karma” collect and so on.

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