Nah. Nobody would buy MeFi, because a site where all the content is moderated by actual humans is way too much work for the big guys to bother with.
"The Huffington Post is core to our strategy and our 80:80:80 focus – 80% of domestic spending is done by women, 80% of commerce happens locally and 80% of considered purchases are driven by influencers. The influencer part of the strategy is important and will be potent."
Around the same time, I got an email from Tim Armstrong (AOL Chairman and CEO), saying he had something he wanted to discuss with me, and asking when we could meet. We arranged to have lunch at my home in LA later that week. The day before the lunch, Tim emailed and asked if it would be okay if he brought Artie Minson, AOL's CFO, with him. I told him of course and asked if there was anything they didn't eat. "I'll eat anything but mushrooms," he said.
And Ms. Huffington herself, we must not forget, was a conservative long before she switched to being a semi-liberal. I'm not at all surprised that she's the "go to liberal" for most of the media, she's not really liberal and she already had an in from the days when she was a conservative.
posted by sotonohito at 8:47 AM on February 7
Too bad you can't buy a community.
I feel pretty sold out about this AOL - Huff Post merger, to be honest. I would bet money AOL wants to turn HP into a politicized sort of Facebook, except the people I connect to on there have no connection to me, or I to them beyond liking the tone of their comments here and there.
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