CNET has a report on Salon.com 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 Salon.com.
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.