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Kickstarter Backers Pledged $606.76 Per Minute Last Year

It was an impressive year for Kickstarter, which just released its 2012 highlights.

Kickstarter Backers Pledged $606.76 Per Minute Last Year

Not to be outdone by the PR teams at YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Stitcher Radio, Kickstarter has rounded up its highlights of 2012.

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It might be the last year-end retrospective you’ll read, but it won’t be the least impressive. More than 2.2 million people backed a Kickstarter project during the year. Together they pledged a total of $319 million and successfully funded 18,109 projects–including a best-selling novel, an Oscar-nominated movie, and a bus stop based on a hit song by the B-52s.

Yes, it’s a love shack.


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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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