The economics of lolcows -

Nuns with guns

Wife, Momala, Auntie. She/her.
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I've asked this a couple of times in the tranny slideshow thread, but I'm really curious about who the fuck finances their shit. While I tend to dwell in the tranny threads (although it seems lolcows tend to troon out), I've seen this too in other of the lolcow communities I just skim around when bored. I'm not talking about Big Pharma or any globalist conspiracy theories, but rather the everyday men and women that throw their money to these idiots.

Between the common characteristics of the different lolcow species, awful financial decisions seem to be a constant. Let's be honest: you need to have some kind of comfy life in order to devote the time online as a lolcow. I cannot think on the top of my head of any cows in extreme poverty, even considering the ones that have a lot of debts or are homeless. Hard working people in slave wages wouldn't have the time to be this retarded on the internet, as their concerns tend be about their real-life issues like food and housing. Idleness, and not having to worry about money until their adult life, allows a person to go down a spiral of fetishes, autism and screeching at idiots.

Not only do lolcows rely on others as they used to depend on their parents until their (somewhat) independence, but the very nature of gift economics seems to fuel their delusions. Are these enablers giving money for the lulz, actual concern or just good old virtue signaling? How does a person have a couple of hundreds of dollars to just throw to retards online? Do they seek any gain, and see this as an inversion?
 

DumbDude42

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NEETbux is the answer to most of your questions

many cows are unemployed so they collect unemployment benefits.
some cows also are (or claim to be) disabled in some way, so many of them collect disability benefits.
others simply have rich or well-off parents they can leech off.

tl;dr they're parasites, and the welfare state enables them
 

NerdShamer

International Glownigger Commander
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ADF hasn't had an jobs in years and lives entirely off of couch-surfing and e-begging.

I blame the fact that he's lazier than Chris.
 

Kosher Dill

Potato Chips
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Leaving aside welfare, parents, and the occasional weird windfall like inheritances, parasitic marriages, or Sonic Sweepstakes, I'd add a few more categories of funding.

Soys: A typical example is from the Jake Alley thread, this guy bought our starving waif a pack of curry.
https://nitter.net/search?f=tweets&q=from:cdaveross&e-nativeretweets=on
An utterly typical male nerd employed in tech, who's fallen into far-left circles and become vapidly credulous. I suspect (but have not proven) that a substantial portion of the lolcow ecosystem is fueled by these types.

Wheelchairs: As in any of DSP's fans. Literally retarded and passing on their own tard bucks for whatever reason.

Simps: For female lolcows, they can tap into the eternal force known as Thirst. That can be anything from a damsel-in-distress act like Zoe Quinn to straight-up porn. There are endless examples on KF proving that you don't need to be even slightly attractive or talented to get at least a few dollars this way.

Dead-Enders: For the lolcows who used to have some degree of popularity as an internet personality, they sometimes have a hard core of long-timers who keep tossing pennies because they remember the good old days, or convinced themselves that the good old days never ended.

Marginalized Folx: As @NerdShamer pointed out, if you've made a name in one of the "struggling" communities of perpetual deadbeats, you can sometimes shake the cup and get a dollar or two from other complete losers.
 

NerdShamer

International Glownigger Commander
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Leaving aside welfare, parents, and the occasional weird windfall like inheritances, parasitic marriages, or Sonic Sweepstakes, I'd add a few more categories of funding.

Soys: A typical example is from the Jake Alley thread, this guy bought our starving waif a pack of curry.
https://nitter.net/search?f=tweets&q=from:cdaveross&e-nativeretweets=on
An utterly typical male nerd employed in tech, who's fallen into far-left circles and become vapidly credulous. I suspect (but have not proven) that a substantial portion of the lolcow ecosystem is fueled by these types.

Wheelchairs: As in any of DSP's fans. Literally retarded and passing on their own tard bucks for whatever reason.

Simps: For female lolcows, they can tap into the eternal force known as Thirst. That can be anything from a damsel-in-distress act like Zoe Quinn to straight-up porn. There are endless examples on KF proving that you don't need to be even slightly attractive or talented to get at least a few dollars this way.

Dead-Enders: For the lolcows who used to have some degree of popularity as an internet personality, they sometimes have a hard core of long-timers who keep tossing pennies because they remember the good old days, or convinced themselves that the good old days never ended.

Marginalized Folx: As @NerdShamer pointed out, if you've made a name in one of the "struggling" communities of perpetual deadbeats, you can sometimes shake the cup and get a dollar or two from other complete losers.
You're forgetting the artists who made Animal Control the hellhole that it is.
 

NerdShamer

International Glownigger Commander
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I'm not much familiar with them, but aren't their customers just perverts from every walk of life?
More or less. But sometimes it goes into the community tearing itself apart over something dumb (go check in spergatory to see my point), in addition to an autist (like Chris) occasionally getting paid for shilling out their brand of "art."
 
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