My friend Oleg Tscheltzoff has just opened Citizenbay, available at launch in english and french. It is focusing on local information (by city) and has an original model has Oleg pays the authors between $1 and $5 per post that makes it to the home page (top 10 articles voted by the readers). Oleg explains what makes Citizenbay different in the below video podcast. The video file is here. disclosure: I just invested in Citizenbay.