Yet another gem culled from the blog of Robb (the last for a while, I promise.) First he rants on the terribly dated, elitest financing model of too many social sites in Web 2.0 powered by Financing 0.1 (aka: you'll get nothing, and like it!) Said Robb, "Hoarding like this is so bubble."
There's an interesting little site in Britain called Scoopt that started out last year as a photo agency to enable the public to sell their pictures to the media. It has just branched out into licensing blog posts to editors. Could be worth keeping an eye on if the model takes off. They're advising bloggers to post to an 'open source newspaper' called Nightcap Syndication so I suppose there's a Web 2.0 aspect to it.
Did Jay Rosen or Dan Gillmore ever try this? If not why not?