A DiGiDi Profile is a page, like a blog, where its creator(s) can upload videos, photos, music, news, stories to spoil their supporters. Supporters back a profile via recurring monthly payments and in turn get access to its content. Creators set the price themselves, and out of that DiGiDi takes 0,1 € per supporter to maintain and develop the platform. Creators get the rest. No middlemen earning bonuses for nothing. That's true co-op mentality!
A Profile consists of a presentation page, visible to everyone, and then a content page for texts, images and videos exclusively available to supporters who subscribe to the Profile.
Many creators try to make a living by creating content for the Internet. People once believed that creators gave their content to the users for free, by making it available on social media. But now we know that the users pay for the content, just not with money for the creatives up front, but instead with data, to the big platforms. They in turn sell this data to companies who tailor advertisements for us based on that data, so that we again pay the companies by buying their products. Rather than paying the creators who create the content directly, the users are used as the very product being sold. The creatives receive nothing, but likes and empty calories, and the users get the content for “free”, but pay with their data and receive targeted advertising.
When something is free, we are not the customer - We are the product. DiGiDi says: "Pay directly to those who create the content. Keep your data and be rid of advertisements."
DiGiDi Profile is owned and run by the cooperative society DiGiDi a.m.b.a. All of the more than 6.000 members (and counting) own one share and one vote each. There are no investors, founders or other economic interests in the project.
Since there is no single person(s), corporations or investors who own the DiGiDi Profile Project, we are in fact promoting a genuine sharing economy. (Contrary to for instance AirBnB or Uber) All income, after the creators are paid, is spent solely on running and improving the platform or to lower the administrative costs. It's the users and content creators of a platform who should earn the money, not the owners.
DiGiDi Profile is ad free. It’s not possible to advertise on digidi.net. However, if you create a Profile, it’s up to you if you want to display ads or sponsorships on your content page.
digidi.net will not hand down, share or sell information on the users or user behavior to a third-party. No kind of analysis will be generated on the count of the information you deliver about yourself or your behavior on digidi.net. This means that you won’t, for instance get suggested profiles -´Users who support this Profile also supports this one and so on… Like you also cannot see how many or which users are supporting a specific Profile. That information belongs to the creator.
DiGiDi Profile is built on an open source platform. If you wish to be connected to the development-team, and want to help improve digidi.net, you are more than welcome to contact us at:
Free Flow is the principle of reducing the amount of joints between distributor and buyer. Examples could be middlemen or instances who exercise a form of filtering or censorship to secure better environments for their ads. When you support a Profile on digidi.net your payment will go directly to the person who created the Profile. Digidi.net charges a fixed payment per supporter, per month. As of now, that amount is 0,1 € but as the number of people who use DiGiDi Profile increases, this amount may be reduced, as DiGiDi is constituted to pay out as much as possible to the creators of its content.
On DiGiDi Profile there will be no filtering or censorship, as long as the content lives up to Danish legislation, which is one of the most open of its kind when it comes to freedom of speech. Also, by paying directly to the ones who write the content, it’s possible to avoid the kind of censorship or filtering that is common occurrence in the media. Here will be no pleasing of sponsors, advertisers or other economic interests. By funnelling money directly to the creator – be it a journalist or a band - you can be certain that those you support will continue to enjoy the freedom to express themselves however they choose.