We have no beef with networks like Twitter or Facebook, or with companies like Apple and Google that currently dominate our communal digital space. We just think diversity is about expanding and speaking up—not consolidating and homogenizing.
I’ve been a casual reader of A List Apart for the last decade, give or take. I’m excited to see that they’re bucking advertising in favour of returning to their roots as a community-driven publication for web professionals.
They’re covering their costs through Patreon, which I tend to think of as a nifty hybrid of subscription service / pay-what-you-can donations / premium membership.