Salon Magazine, a long-time supporter of open source software & blogging, has launched Open Salon, a user-generated blogging & aggregation community according to a post by Scott Rosenberg, a co-founder at Salon.
Open Salon is out in beta, and it appears to be a pretty decent idea at first. Basically, it is an opportunity for you to get a hosted blog, much like WordPress.com or Blogger (should you still want to use that one), but with two nice little extra features:
- More coverage, both on the Open Salon front page, which updates with a new “issue” daily, being selected stories from the bloggers, and in the future, from Salon.com itself.
- You can earn tips, being money paid by generous readers of your excellent posts.
The latter is interesting, but also a bit scary. [Read more…]