What even is Fliptoons?
Fliptoons is the place to read Filipino webtoons without sacrificing your privacy. It uses Web Monetization to enable secure payments and ensure payments are transferred directly to the comic creator. We aim to support Filipino webcomic artists by offering a just monetization model and being a platform where they can focus on the quality of their comics. At Fliptoons, we aim to be the place where Filipino webcomics are celebrated.
Wait, what is Web Monetization and why should I even care?
First, ads are very invasive. Ad companies track your browsing data and collect personally identifiable information to perform targeted advertisements. This doesn't stop there. These companies also sell your data to other companies you've never done any business with. Users are often unaware of this occurring and are incognizant of how much value these companies are getting from their data.
Second, ads incentivize creators to maximize clicks and impressions on their content instead of quality. This problem is very evident today with the ubiquity of clickbait and misinformation across the web. Creators that are passionate about their work and put a lot of effort into their content are just not paid enough that they die out or adapt to this absurd algorithm.
This is the premise of the creation of Web Monetization. Web Monetization is an open, native, and efficient way to make payments throughout the web. With Web Monetization, fans can directly stream payments to their favorite content creators without sneaky third parties and giving out their browsing data.
Fliptoons aims to apply this new method of monetization on webcomics in particular as the space also largely suffers from this problem.