Facebook, notoriously, crowd-sources through the internet to improve their product - Facebook. This without any payment.
Given the vast computing power that is now available and the kind of personal data that they farm it seems plausible that one can set up a system of micro-payments to pay back users for the work that they do to improve Facebook.
Q. Has any of the tech giants - and specifically Facebook - looked into this?
Q. Has there been any academic studies of such a system?
Note: This question should be tagged as digital-economics - but there is no such tag.