Facebook are rumoured to be launching a “tip jar” style service where users will be able to award favourite posts from communicators with cold hard cash.
Subscription services already exist for many communicators where users can pay a monthly subscription of their choosing for video content, articles and even podcasts, but this will be the first time users will be able to award a monetary value to posts on Facebook they deem worthy.
What hasn’t been mentioned is how much money Facebook would potentially take as a cut of those royalties, and this seems like a huge revenue opportunity not just for creators but for Facebook themselves!
Soon those funny cat videos you post every week could be earning you a new home!
And if you see this post on Facebook, i’d say 50p is about right.