For the last several years, I have been kicking an idea around in my head about how to make online commerce run more efficiently and serve a greater part of the population than a mere buyer/seller win/win. After all, with the technologies made available to us through the Information Revolution, we now have the ability to do pretty much whatever we have the vision for. The vision I have is an online infrastructure that would enable micro-transaction monetization and greater value assessment of social media.
The mission of the project is to create a system for online commerce that cultivates creativity, entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy by automatically dispersing funds from each transaction to the Artist who created the product, the Business which sponsors it, the Affiliate who markets it, and the Cause it supports through a social media framework in order to promote communication, social consciousness, wealth development, and community alignment.
I call it the WeBMaP.
Steve McAllister is the author of The Rucksack Letters and How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. He posts regularly at InkenSoul.com, and sometimes posts at Anything Arts, Sarasota Music Scene, and Elephant Journal, and is currently the Director of Operational Development for the Common Wealth Time Bank in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.