Thursday, July 20, 2006

Blog for Netscape, Earn Big Bucks

Wired News: "Dollar signs went off in the blogosphere Wednesday as blog pioneer and recent Netscape recruit Jason Calacanis offered up to $1,000 a month to woo volunteer posters away from popular reader-generated link sites like Digg and Reddit.
A post on Calacanis' personal blog is offering potential contributors -- which he'll call 'Netscape Navigators' after they jump ship -- the $1,000 monthly stipend for a minimum of 150 posts on the recently redesigned Netscape site. The posts would be similar in content to the highly popular submissions on Digg, which are generally sparse on original content but offer links to original stories elsewhere on the web.
Calacanis believes that crowdsourcing, where a large pool of users contribute content to a community with little or no monetary compensation, is an outmoded idea."

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