Ransacking communities

Thanks to Erietta for bringing Netscape/digg war to my attention:

I’ve been waiting for someone to try this. Bribes are rife in the online RP gaming world but straight down-the-line online communities? Interesting.

“Netscape boss Jason Calacanis has offered to essentially buy out the top users on Digg, Delicious, Flickr, MySpace, and Reddit for $1000 per month”

Well it’s not exactly how I would monetize user generated content. BTW I have to use ‘monetize’ or the Americans won’t understand.

I’ll post more later (got Italian classes this evening) but here’s the Digg link. I downloaded the podcast and watched it, but I need to think/read/write more. Now something for you to consider – will the money work? I once had to move a large community from one ‘owner’ to another. And try for zero churn. Not the easiest thing I’ve ever done. More later *waves*

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