Saw a piece on these Israeli buccaneers a few hours ago and am chagrined that I had never heard of them before. Terrogence appears to be doing much the same sort of thing that Internet Anthropologist Think Tank‘s Intel Wiki is trying to do. Terrogence has managed my perception towards suspecting that they have paying customers for their products.
If I can find the video clip I’ll try to post it here or link to it. Couldn’t tell from the video if Terrogence is Think Tank 1.0 or Think Tank 2.0.
Meat space militias drew pay when called into service.
My little effort here is unfunded and mostly unread. I get just enough encouragement from commenters and intriguing IP addresses from lurkers to keep me from quitting. My overhead is low and I don’t have to justify my budget to anybody but Cannonette so I can whack moles, say politically incorrect, culturally insensitive, carbon foot print-enlarging things, and spend an inordinate amount of time on projects of my choice. I blog here to do what I can to counter anti-war, anti-troop, anti-Western, objectively pro-Islamist propaganda and call attention to the failures of .gov /.mil strategic communications/ public diplomacy/ influence operations/ perception management efforts to bolster national will for the Long War/ Global War On Terror/ Third Great Counter-Jihad/ Eleventh Crusade. I comment on other blogs, many of which advertise and seek donations, and IMHO my contributions on more than one occassion have added content and value. Sometimes, (not often) people working along similar lines ask my opinion, and I give it to them for free. I’m an amateur information operator. Never claimed to be anything else. I’m not sure that what I have to contribute to the War of ideas is worth money. That decision is not mine to make. I don’t anticipate putting any ads on this site, or a PayPal button. Not criticizing bloggers who do. Not complaining about any cut supposedly due me for commenting or collaborating on money-making sites.
Just bringing up this topic for consideration and discussion:
What, if anything, do money-making blogs/forums/internet think tanks owe commenters, linkers and contributors?
There are all kinds of money-making sites. Some don’t bring in enough to cover expenses. Some break even most of the time. Some pay the bills and give the balance to good causes. Some don’t say what the hell they do with what they bring in. All of them benefit from commenters and linkers. I think participation makes them stronger. Even the trolls add value, sometimes.
Sticking with the nautical meat space metaphors, if a Sea Fencible alerts a privateer to an enemy vessel and the privateer takes it as a prize, does the privateer owe the Sea Fencible a cut of the prize money?
Are there Prize Courts in cyberspace?