However, he wrote back that because he is living in Sri Lanka, he cannot afford to pay me $69 a month (15,240 Sri Lankan Rupees!) .
So this is the situation hundreds of millions of people around the world are living in. They don't have access to Western cultural benefits and education because of poverty or corrupt governments or some tyrant ruling their country.
I hate poverty too so I'm always trying to look for ways people can improve their situation.
I believe that blockchain-based social media networks where content creators are rewarded for their contributions may put an end to poverty in the future.
For example here is the new China-based social network ONO:
You can use my invitation code: IOUY
If you register, you'll get 100 ONO tokens (ONOT) right away. If you invite up to 100 of your friends with your own invitation code each of you will get 100 ONOT too...
ONOTs cannot be exchanged into any real currency yet but once they will list them on exchanges, things might change.
I earned over 10000 ONOTs so far since I started in October. Ausra earned over 4500 ONOTs too while posting here Pinky and Spiky comics.
Ausra and I also been active on Steemit and I since recently have been experimenting with Whaleshares and Minds too but it's too early to see the results yet.
No one knows if ONO, Steemit, Whaleshares, Minds or other new social networks will be successful or not in the future. As a disclaimer I have to add I'm not a financial adviser and you have to do your own due diligence.
I just wanted to share with you my experience.
But I'm sure we are living in very special times. The 4th industrial revolution is going on: blockchain, fintech, robotics, artificial intelligence etc. are changing the world in real ways. My biggest regret so far has been that I don't know how to code so I can only be a consumer in this new world but not a creator. But even this attitude is better than most of my friends and acquaintances who lack curiosity about new developments.