An Open Letter...
January 26, 2009
Dear Wellsphere Community Members, Health Mavens, and Health Bloggers,
Earlier today HealthCentral, a leading publisher of over 35 websites for individuals facing specific health challenges, announced that it has acquired Wellsphere.
This is an incredibly exciting moment for every contributor to HealthCentral’s and Wellsphere’s communities, and for the 10 million health consumers who, each month, seek and find powerful information and invaluable support from each of you. Our communities offer unparalleled insight, practical advice, and inspiration for people who want to live better and fuller lives.
Read the Press Release: HealthCentral acquires Wellsphere.
Most important are the questions bloggers and experts may have regarding the acquisition:
Questions about HealthCentral and the Wellsphere Acquisition
- What is HealthCentral’s mission?
- Who leads HealthCentral’s experiences?
- Who is HealthCentral’s leadership team?
- How does HealthCentral make money?
- Who provides content to HealthCentral sites, and how are they paid?
- HealthCentral recently bought a company called Wellsphere. Why?
- How does the Wellsphere “Health Bloggers Network” work?
- How do people join the “Health Bloggers Network”?
- Will the “Health Bloggers Network” change under HealthCentral?
- Does HealthCentral or Wellsphere have the right to republish health bloggers’ content forever?
- Will HealthCentral redistribute blogger content brought into Wellsphere to other sites across the web?
- Does HealthCentral own the right to content posted by visitors to Wellsphere.com or HealthCentral sites forever?
- Will people who join the Wellsphere Health Bloggers Network get paid for content fed into Wellsphere.com?
- Will Wellsphere share banner advertising revenue on Wellsphere.com with bloggers who join the Wellsphere Health Bloggers Network?
- Will HealthCentral own the content that it pays bloggers to produce?
- Who do I contact if I have more questions about HealthCentral?
- Who do I contact to join the Wellsphere Health Bloggers Network?