The pieces are definitely in place for a change of perspective. People are just use to being paid from jobs and do not consider getting paid for their usage of a platform. I personally liked the idea of DBuzz where you were paid to tweet but it never became mainstream and I was hoping for at least some collaboration with the new Project Blank.
However I am still excited because I prefer short-form writing over long-form and it's even better if people will be paid for their efforts. I want people to shift from just giving away their usage for free and be compensated for doing so.