Andy Plesser of Beet.TV revealed in his latest blogpost what many predicted early this year: that the Huffington Post would be surging towards online supremacy by years end. In November, it had a stunning “26 Million Unique Visitors” in the United States. According to comScore, it is now the number two “Newspaper site” in the country.
The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005. I remember the day as vividly as I remember the original design and page layout. There was an energy and excitement around the launch, though it was only one page. But now, five and a half years later, it has tremendous variety, and is very forward thinking with respect to social media. In addition, it has racked up an impressive number of achievements: an impressive number of Webby Awards, and it has been called the most powerful blog in the world by The Observer.
To say that I am honored to write for the Huffingtonpost is an understatement. Its a tremendous platform on which to publish your ideas, and connect with readers from all over the world. Though impressive, I know this is just the beginning of Arianna Huffington’s amazing vision. She gets a huge congrats from me. Amazing woman. Amazing website.