The crowd-funding site Kickstarter is perhaps the most notable example of this trend — users can lend their support to any project that catches their interest.
In March, Double Fine Productions set a Kickstarter record by getting over $3.3 million in contributions to fund one of its video game projects. The project had originally aimed to raise $400,000 — a goal it met within eight hours.
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