- Hold the right opinions, ideally with a built-in and vociferous enemy eager to engage
- Possibly make video
- Launch Kickstarter = profit!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Anita Sarkeesian Business Model
One of the brilliant — if frauds can be so described — things about the dot-com biz in its earliest days was just how you could get away with almost limitless grift if you had the moxie, sociopathic nature, and right connections to pitch a fabrication that ended with "on the Internet". Pets.com, eToys.com, Go.com —all it seemingly took was the majikal suffix, and you were golden. I find myself getting the same sense about Anita Sarkeesian's "Feminist Frequency" business model, which appears to be an incremental improvement over the infamous Underpants Gnomes in that it has a middle step: