Salon has introduced its new section for community-generated blogs, called Open Salon. The site had been in beta since April.

In something of a first for a media company, registered members of Open Salon will can pay fellow members with real money from Revolution Money.  Registered users will get $10 and will be able to pay more by connecting to their checking account.

Here’s the take on this by Caroline McCarthy over at CNET

For an overview on the new site and details of the payment scheme, we
interviewed Salon’s Kerry Lauerman who heads up Open Salon.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

Disclaimer:  Salon is a client of Plesser Holland.