Yahoo! has today announced that its Contributor Network, which it describes as a “platform for crowd-sourced content”, is making the jump across the Atlantic to hit UK shores. Unlike its rival, the Huffington Post, the Yahoo! Contributor Network will pay contributors, but they’re paltry sums (£20 upfront with small bonuses based on page views). It’ll draw people writing for a hobby or eager for a break but professionals will balk at the prospect of pay far below minimum wage from a big corporation.