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Author Topic: 21.co - Replace your public email with an inbox that pays you  (Read 893 times)

Mark0

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Set up a 21 profile to receive paid messages from people outside your network. Keep the money, or donate it to charities like Black Girls Code.
It's like LinkedIn InMail, except you get paid!
21.co

An interesting experiment...
I found about it when, just overnight, I started to see tweets by various notable (and non) people that activated an account. I have seen asking prices from 1$ to over 100$.

Will it gain some traction or be just a passing fad?
Don't know, but the idea to reach some otherwise unreachable person may have some appeal. Surely it works as an anti-spam! :)

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Re: 21.co - Replace your public email with an inbox that pays you
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 02:10 PM »
Why would anyone want to pay to get in contact with me when they can do it for free?

Surely it works as an anti-spam! :)

Funny you should mention that, because 21.co is a Bitcoin company, and IIRC, a part of Bitcoin (the proof of work) was inspired by Hashcash, which was an anti-spam technique that never caught on.

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Re: 21.co - Replace your public email with an inbox that pays you
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 01:29 PM »
Why on earth would anybody in their right mind join a thing like this?

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Re: 21.co - Replace your public email with an inbox that pays you
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 07:21 AM »
Why on earth would anybody in their right mind join a thing like this?

I can see the appeal for some people: https://21.co/ lists a few venture capitalists, some of which get approached by more than a 1000 startups a year. So, if you're after venture capital and want to approach one of them, and can do so (more or less) uniquely by paying a few bucks, maybe it helps to stand out more.