Blogs are supposed to be personal, right? This post is more so than most.
Today I can’t help celebrating the Huffington Post big deal today. @huffpo got acquired by AOL for $315 million.
I’ve been watching the rise of the Huffington Post for several years now — (and here’s where it’s personal) since my son started as CTO about three years ago — and what a ride.
Many big wins seem simple after the fact. Few are, and this one no more than any. It might seem obvious now but when they started in 2005, it was a matter of huge risks and a million ways to go wrong. They’ve been working like mad, paying attention to every detail, leading a new media world step by step, but with a lot of ups and downs. When you look back at it now, they changed blogging and journalism both.
Congratulations to Arianna Huffington, Ken Lerer, Jonah Paretti, Eric Hippeau, and so many others who played a part in it. And of course to my son Paul, too — but he doesn’t need a blog post to know how I feel.
(Image: copied from Huffington Post)