1055: Kickstarter

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If you are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is (in their own words) a platform for funding creative projects in which anyone can give money at any level of funding starting usually as low as $10.  Funding at different levels gets you different perks.
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If you are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is (in their own words) a platform for funding creative projects in which anyone can give money at any level of funding starting usually as low as $10.  Funding at different levels gets you different perks, e.g. If the Kickstarter is for a book, a large donation makes you eligible for a signed copy.
  
 
In this comic, [[Black Hat]] is attempting to game the system by raising money to work on the perfect Kickstarter pitch. He appears to have gained no money, but has only started the scheme that day.  The irony of the image text is that you do not need to be on any VIP list to have dibs on the pledge levels.  Anyone can give any amount of money.  That is the goal of Kickstarter and it has been wildly successful.
 
In this comic, [[Black Hat]] is attempting to game the system by raising money to work on the perfect Kickstarter pitch. He appears to have gained no money, but has only started the scheme that day.  The irony of the image text is that you do not need to be on any VIP list to have dibs on the pledge levels.  Anyone can give any amount of money.  That is the goal of Kickstarter and it has been wildly successful.

Revision as of 20:56, 11 December 2012

Kickstarter
If you pledge more than $50 you'll get on the VIP list and have first dibs on a slot on ANY of the pledge levels in the actual campaign.
Title text: If you pledge more than $50 you'll get on the VIP list and have first dibs on a slot on ANY of the pledge levels in the actual campaign.

Explanation

If you are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is (in their own words) a platform for funding creative projects in which anyone can give money at any level of funding starting usually as low as $10. Funding at different levels gets you different perks, e.g. If the Kickstarter is for a book, a large donation makes you eligible for a signed copy.

In this comic, Black Hat is attempting to game the system by raising money to work on the perfect Kickstarter pitch. He appears to have gained no money, but has only started the scheme that day. The irony of the image text is that you do not need to be on any VIP list to have dibs on the pledge levels. Anyone can give any amount of money. That is the goal of Kickstarter and it has been wildly successful.

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Discussion

Also note the Droste effect of Blackhat's video: in the video he's holding a copy of the current webpage. 75.103.23.206 21:52, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

It's also worth noting that the kickstarter shown in the video has 2 days remaining and has raised a four digit figure of a 7 digit total (otherwise being a complete failure).86.141.223.90 22:43, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

It seems to me that in the video he has 2 days remaining, somewhere around 53,090 backers and has raised more than $8,000,000, out of an unreadable goal. 79.82.208.103 12:58, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Could this be a scam? I don't know that much about kickstarter, but I know Blackhat, and scamming people seems like a common activity for him. 108.162.212.184 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
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