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Salon’s New Online Initiative Allows Tipping of Real Money

CNET has a report on new media outlet whereby members of “Open Salon” can tip the bloggers with real-world money. Content with the most tips or the most popularity will make its way from the user-generated community to the front page of

I’m still pondering whether I like this idea or not. On the one hand, Salon gets free content without having to pay journalists or bloggers. Instead, it’s kind of a direct subscription sort of thing which can be good and bad.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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