A new Boston website aims to bring order to the tens of millions of weblogs proliferating online and provide one-stop shopping for overwhelmed Internet surfers. In the process, it could put some cash in the pockets of Internet scribes pecking away in obscurity.
The site, Gather.com, positions itself as a kind of
eBayfor online writers and their readers -- a gathering spot for musings and discussions on everything from wine and computers to fitness and spirituality. And, with a business model that could shake up the writing profession, executives from Gather Inc. are recruiting bloggers by offering them a share of the company's advertising revenue.
Or from Businessweek.com:
The year-old site is trying to create an online space for the NPR crowd. But do they have time—amid kids and careers—to hang out online?