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@jonahhw
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So there would be a single identifier that you sent to every website, and those websites would report visits to a central authority, which would then generate a list of all of the websites you visited and at what frequency? I fail to see how that ‘enforces privacy’.

I could see this working for something like youtube, where it already makes sense for them to track the videos you watch. If there was an option to pay a small fee that got distributed amongst the channels that I watched (with a small cut to youtube if I must), I would probably take it. I have many doubts about doing it for the whole internet, though.

@ganymede
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Agreed. To OP, its actually not a bad idea overall, but i agree that you’d need to find a way around the single unique identifier issue.

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So mass media sites, tech sites, etc. Would recognize your cookie

Good luck with that.

Track how many sites you visited and then bill the company

Soo now it’s not just me being tracked by each website with cookies, they see when I come back etc. Now it’s central tracking which websites I visit?

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I think they can be accessed just by facebook. Many websites have like buttons which then allow facebook to access your fb cookie

i think

Subversivo
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Not using cookies, but Coil and Flattr do exactly this.

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Just to add: Coil and Flattr.

Another useful link is the proposed web standard web monetization which Coil, Mozilla, and the Creative Commons are involved in.

On the subject of Flattr, they seem more like an alternative to Patreon but you choose how much you pay in total each month instead of how much you pay to each creator.

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