Millions may spend countless hours of their day posting, status updating and tweeting, but they get paid nothing for it. Such contributions to the marketplace of ideas, photos and pokes, among other realms, qualify as legitimate labor meriting pay, so argues a new social media venture.
Called Chime.in, the new network was launched at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Oct. 17. It was created by the Pasadena, Calif.-based UberMedia, which was previously known as a buyer of Twitter clients. As compared to major rivals including Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Twitter, pages on Chime.in will be organized by subject, and not individual identities, according to a report on CNET News by tech analyst Harry McCracken. Once any subject reaches a quorum of users, they can chime in with any number of posts, ranging from comments to photos, that are fittingly called, "chimes."