Sup ycombinator, here's a simulator of my project:

My model is simple. You pay $5/mo for a subscription, I take $1 to run the servers, and the remaining $4 gets distributed directly to creators. Your pool of $4 per month gets split evenly between everything you heart that month. Go ahead and love some of the articles below and see what the payout to the user is.

122
South Australia's Energy Future In Doubt
jinInSpace
news
australia
34
A portrait I drew of my friend as a wedding gift
doloresdraws
pic
illustration
cute
281
Is Sydney The World's New Hub For Innovation?
jinInSpace
news
australia
sydney
388
I wrote a song about my dog jimmy :)
jennyAndTheJens
music
song
folk
downtempo
User Revenue Spotify Plays Required To Equal Revenue Ad Impressions Required To Equal Revenue
jinInSpace $0.00 0 0
doloresdraws $0.00 0 0
jennyAndTheJens $0.00 0 0

Those results look great, but aren't really representative of a full month of activity. The slider below will simulate the loves for a full month. Go ahead and add some noise - you should notice that the payouts are still above what ads and spotify payout.

Average hearts per day:
0

At the end of the day, I feel like this is a more sustainable model for news and other original content.

Current frontend

This is a link to the in-progress front end landing page: front end skeleton

Current api

This is a link to the in-progress api: API docs