Not good. I like kuro5hin. I bought some text ads there and generally had a good time. I’ve tried to be an active user, but frankly, I prefer slashdot. I don’t want to see it go by the wayside though. So.. time to ante up and give rusty some money… You should too.
We’re Broke: The Economics of a Web Community. I come to you, Kuro5hin community, in an hour of need. Great googly-moogly, could that be any more pompous? Nevertheless, it’s true. You see, I found out last week that K5 is out of money. Our last remaining funds just went off to the gub’mint for quarterly taxes. I won’t get a paycheck this month. Subscription income will help a little, but in the longer term, the prognosis is bleak. Frankly, I don’t know what to do. So I thought I’d take a little time and lay out the structure and workings of the media business in general, and K5 in particular, and ask what you think I should do. [kuro5hin.org]