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Open Salon Opens

Open Salon is a user-generated site with some differences, the notable one being a tip jar that, one hopes, will lead to people being rewarded for their work. It’s not an original idea — OhmyNews has had this for years — but it’s a worthwhile one.

One of the more interesting items is this speculative examination of the site’s finances.

We need lots of experiments in business models. This is going to be one to watch.

0 Comments on “Open Salon Opens”

  1. #1 Garrett
    on Aug 12th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    There has to be a way to reward citizen journalists. Maybe this is it?

    But it does seem a little awkward when the editor of Salon has a tip jar on her blog. Something seems wrong about that. Maybe there’s an explanation.