They’re taking direct aim at Patreon and OnlyFans, with a model that works more like a co-op than a service you subscribe to. The fee structure is straightforward: pay the credit card processing fee (managed by Stripe) plus 2.5% in dues for transactions. The team is small and seems dedicated to keeping the communal spirit, including volunteer committees and moderation.
The co-op model is an incredibly compelling alternative to platform domination and all the problems they’ve wrought (see also: a co-op to replace “gig” work). The aesthetic and politics feel decidedly lefty, with some of that libertarian web 1.0 flare. I like the co-op ideas a lot, and believe the tools are there to build compelling user experiences that can compete with the big platforms. Overall, I think the co-op model will be an important step as we work towards better protocols.