Six Apart have added an interesting feature to their Typepad hosted blogging platform. Typepad Conversations is reminiscent of Vox‘s QotD – a daily question which people can answer as fodder for their own blogs.
The interesting thing is that some of these questions are sponsored:
The [Six Apart blog post](http://www.sixapart.com/blog/2010/05/announcing-typepad-conversatio.html) goes into a little more detail. I can see some purists twitching at this mixing of “the comversation” and “commerce”, but given how opt-in it is, it looks like an interesting model to me.
Here’s [a question I answered](http://adam.tinworth.org/2010/05/donate-them-to-a-good-cause-recycle-them-what-do-you-do-with-your-old-computers-and-phones.html) and the [conversation page](http://conversations.typepad.com/questions/68) for that question.
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