Multiuser Content Trees

Will Holcomb

10 February 2010

One method of generating content on the web is through stream processing. For a given tree, there is a list of events generated by a traversal…


Artists have to eat. While releasing content into the commons is good for the overall ecology in the short term, it isn't sustainable by itself. The money for sustaining content creators has to come from some external source.


The web currently is organized like a big library. Each URL directs to a particular organization which fulfulls the request.

Micropayments are an idea that's about 20 years old. The idea is simply allowing people to exchange tiny amounts of money which, when done thousands of times, becomes enough to actually run a business. The biggest use of micropayments currently are advertizing networks where companies like Google pass pennies between web content providers and businesses.