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Internet gift economies: Voluntary payment schemes as tangible reciprocity (01 Dec 2003)
The Internet today is a mix of the 'free and the fee', though it still remains in part a gift economy. Personal and organisational sharing of free information, products and software continues to flourish as a circle of gifts for returned intangible reward. Though a perceived lack of these rewards, due in part to an inability to quantify them, has resulted in givers seeking more for their efforts. What are their revised motivations? What now are their rewards?
Article URL: http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_12/veale/index.html

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