Down the right-hand side, you’ll see three links to blog posts from Techmeme’s first set of sponsors. I like the approach. Rather than have sponsored buttons, Techmeme is scanning its sponsor’s blog and linking to their latest blog post. It is charging $4,500, $3,500 and $3,000 for those three spots from top to bottom for a total of $11k per month. Not a bad start for a site with so few of the overheads of traditional media sites (ie; journalists).
I like the way Gabe has kept the integrity of the site, by linking to blog posts rather than to corporate websites or other such commsspeak.