The HuffingtonPost.com’s meteoric rise in traffic in the past year has caused a lot of people to take notice. What is it about this blog-based site that has made it so successful?
The site, built on Movable Type blogging software, is a mix of news, blogs and commentary on everything from politics and media to business and the environment.
According to Nielsen Online, the site had 4.7 million unique visitors in May, a 255 percent increase from a year earlier, when it had 1.3 million uniques, according to Nielsen Online.
And the site has big plans: it is working on launching local editions, starting with Chicago.
In an e-mail Q&A, co-founder Arianna Huffington talks about the site’s biggest mistake, lessons media organizations could learn from The Huffington Post, and the future of news.
Jon Dube: Why did you start The Huffington Post?
Arianna Huffington: I’ve always enjoyed bringing together people from many different parts of my life and facilitating interesting conversations. Read more