HuffPost Live streaming network brings you Huffington Post stories, editors and commentators in real-time; Arianna Huffington talks to genConnect about the expansion of her blogging platform
Arianna Huffington has done it again.
The media maven on Monday launched HuffPost Live – a streaming network that would use the Huffington Post’s stories, editors, bloggers and commentators as its real-time script. It would also encourage viewer participation and to help shape the news. It’s yet another example as to how Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, is expanding her blogging platform into all corners of media.
Seven years ago, in an age when many people thought of bloggers as unemployed young people sitting at home in their pajamas, Huffington launched a blogging platform with the goal of bringing together an array of voices. Watch her talk to genConnect about the growth of her blogging platform:
But did she ever imagine The Huffington Post would become the institution it is today?
“You know, I dreamt about it,” Huffington said, “but I can’t say that I had a five-year plan of how exactly we would get there. That’s part of the magic of any startup. You never quite know what the great moments, the breakthroughs, are going to be. Part of it has been bringing together great people.”
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As for the HuffPost Live launch, Huffington says it’s a great way to engage readers in the news.
“I knew we had found the right vehicle for bringing HuffPost’s voice, attitude, and disruptive approach to video,” Huffington said on the site of the impetus behind HuffPost Live. “It was also an innovative way to tap into our active and passionate HuffPost community and the world’s growing hunger for self-expression. People don’t want to just consume news; they want to be part of shaping the story of our time.”
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