As we know, paying for votes in presidential election is illegal. How about getting paid to promote an article or stories? We won’t sell that, but this is what this website is doing for submitters at Digg.com.
Community rating and recommendation has been very important for product sales and company reputation. On the other hand, it is easy to exploit this system by offering to pay for voting, rating and recommendation.
When it comes to ‘community’ contribution on the internet, there will always be the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’…