Could Activist-Style Micropayments Be a Real-Time Ad Model?

Despite the huge impact that PayPal and online micropayments in general have had in unleashing web-based commerce, much of its potential has yet to be unlocked, particularly in the context of the real-time web. Sites like the Huffington Post’s Insight Page and CauseCast see the potential of micropayment systems to generate concern for a cause. But the real potential lies in harnessing concern that already exists — tapping the emotion of the moment.