Jason Calacanis of Weblogs, Inc. is in the market for the top users on DIGG, Delicious, Flickr, MySpace, and Reddit. His offer, $12,000 a year in exchange of 150 stories a month – basically less than what these top users are already doing without pay.
It’s interesting to see the blogosphere mutate from an innocent way for people to express themselves into an expanding money market.
As Jason puts it:
Talent wins, and talent needs to get paid. I love paying talented people so they can sleep well at night doing what they love. That’s my biggest joy in business: gettin’ people paid.
I guess what matters at the end of the day is… everybody’s gotta eat!