It's much easier than you think....
Yesterday, I decided that since Bitcoin is good enough for EFF donations ... It should be good enough for my technology mentor hero --- and super influential tech icon --- Leo Laporte.
I happened to know that he accepts "Tips" in his "Tip Jar" on his web site. He says that that money is the only money he takes out of the business for himself personally.
I sent him this little email:
Subject: Tip Jar
I would like to donate $100 to Leo for his "Tip Jar". Could I please have your Bitcoin address to send payments to? Thanks, Bruce Wagner New York City 646-580-0022
Well, I got this reply PERSONALLY from Leo himself...
Hmm. You mean bitcoin.org or bitcoin.com? Leo --Leo Laporte <http://twit.tv/leo>
So I responded today.....
Sorry. I should have said.... It's http://bitcoin.org
That's the official site of the digital currency.... All you have to do is download and launch the free open source app. It instantly gives you your own Bitcoin address, which you can publish on your site, for tips. ( FYI, it's catching on like wildfire. Even the EFF now accepts donations by Bitcoin. ) More info, see: Value: http://mtgox.com/trade/history
Discussion Forum: http://bitcointalk.org/
A very Interesting Read about Bitcoin: http:// www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/luongo7.1.1.html
I think you get the idea.
All you have to do is contact all your favorite bloggers...... youtubers.... musicians.... charities.... causes.... open source projects.... content creators.... etc
. And say:
"Hello. I'd like to donate $xxx to you via Bitcoin. Could I please have Your Bitcoin address for donations? "
In a jiffy, I think you'll see a Bitcoin address show up on their web site (spreading the word and the credibility of bitcoin enormously).... AND if they're tech bloggers too, you very likely might see them write a news story about Bitcoin too! Imagine all that free Press.
Imagine if Leo Laporte gets intrigued, fascinated, and hooked on Bitcoin fun..... He'll be mentioning it as TEXH NEWS on all his shows!!! Millions of tech fans will instantly be checking it out!
I am good at marketing and PR, I've been told.
Now, my challenge to YOU. Yes, you.
Name one semi-famous content creator. Here in This thread, post his/her Name, Web Site, and Contact Email Address (or contact form page).
Then, each of us will write to him and say we want to make a donation. "What is your bitcoin address?"
( Just ask as if you TOTALLY ASSUME that he has a bitcoin address!)
If we all ask him for it...... He'll get one.
Of course, be prepared to actually donate at least one bitcoin to the guy, if he gets a bitcoin address set up.... He's gotta know we're serious... and that it instantly showed some results! That'll excite him! Receiving his first few coins!
Who's YOUR favorite blogger or content creator?