Open Salon is a hybrid blogging platform and social network site started by the Salon Media Group, Inc. According to Salon Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh "Open Salon gets rid of traditional gatekeepers, and makes our smart, creative audience full partners in Salon's publishing future." After registering, users can start blogging immediately as well as rating and commenting on other posts. The Open Salon home page functions as a real-time magazine cover and is updated throughout the day. The best Open Salon content is featured on the cover of Salon.com.
On May 29, 2009 Open Chats debuted--short, 5-minute interviews with OS contributors. Saturn Smith appeared in the first feature.
Every so often, I like to plug the blogs I write for and contribute to. I guess I'm proud of my writing abilities and I do it because I feel like it's a high quality blog/online magazine, etc. I enjoy writing and expressing my views. In fact, Salon.com has several excellent writers as well as a diverse group of bloggers and contributors. They come from all walks of life, points of view, backgrounds, many are freelance writers … more