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Discussion on: Web Monetization like I'm 5

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Oyinkansola Alabi

@sultan , thank you for this eyeopening piece! I must confess that I was completely lost when I read the article for the first time. I see it as a way of creating a balance between creators and users.
So it means eCommerce site, for example, can now make money from the products or services they sell and the traffic they drive. Cool !!

But how about surveys?
I'm curious about how this will affect survey companies?

Also, can you shed more light on the type of user data that can be protected?

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For E-Commerce, I think their main source of revenue is from the sales conversion rate. They wouldn't really be interested in these, normally, we won't even count them as content creators but a service creator. They are making money from the products they're able to sell through their platform.'

Also about surveys, I really do not see this affecting the survey industries in any way. The positive part is they can monetize their various survey results.
Also in terms on user data and privacy. The good thing here is, the system is designed not to hold user's read history either on the go or in a database, meaning Coil is designed in a way that they don't get to see what you're interested in reading. So the privacy there is not protecting your data, it's making sure your data are not stored in the first place for them to need protecting.