An experiment in paying for, and getting paid from, the web.
Atri is an experiment in how we pay for, and get paid from the web. More specifically, Atri is a chrome extension that lets readers open a $10 per month “fund” that gets distributed to creators. Instead of using pageviews or tip jars, Atri does all the work automatically and distributes the money based on attention - the more attention a creator earns, the more money they earn.
Starting March 1, we’re running Atri as an experiment for 3 months only (join here). We want to see if this will work, but we don’t want to start an indefinite project without testing our ideas first. So we’re going to have 3 months to get as many people (up to 10,000) as possible into Atri, distributing money to creators, and on June 1 we’ll sit down to figure out how it went. We’ll publish our results our blog, and hopefully if things are going well expand the experiment.