Friday, March 27, 2009

The Hufington Post

Printed in the March 30,2009 edition of TIME Magazine comes this profile of the creater of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington.

The Huffington Post was started on May 9, 2005 by Huffington and Kenneth Lerer. It is a liberal news websites and is also a weblog. The HuffPo, as it is commonly known, covers topics that range from politics to entertainment and even has a section on the green movement.

As it is noted in the article, the HuffPo came to prominence by what is known as search-engine optimization. No one knows exactly how the HuffPo does it but more or less search-engine optimization is a trick that makes the articles from the HuffPo appear at the top or near the top of any topic you search on Google or Yahoo! This makes for more hits on the website and thus allows the HuffPo to charge more in advertising on the website.

As an avid reader of the HuffPo, I encourage anyone who doesn't regularly read the website to do so. It is a great news website that sometimes pokes fun at regular news stories in a serious light. Also, it is a great website if you are a liberal as I am.

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