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Open Salon.com

A hybrid blogging platform and social network site.

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Open Salon.com

  • Feb 8, 2010
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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 and artists which make for very interesting reading.  Online magazines and news sites are millions of people's source of information and entertainment.  The International, The Huffington Post, The Nation, The Politico and Gawker are a few that come to mind. 

Even newspapers are available in online editions.  The Rocky Mountain News met its demise last February because of declining readership.  Are newspapers going the way of the dodo bird?  I don't know about you but I still like the old standby...the old-fashioned print newspaper. 

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I'm afreelance writer, poet, blogger and educator. I'm a single parent to two beautiful children and a proud grandmother. I'm a Midwestern girl at heart, Democrat and I was born and raised in Illinois. … more
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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.
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