Tag Archives: The Huffington Post

Does content aggregation online need a code?

Terms such as ‘aggregation’ and ‘curation’ have become commonplace in the virtual realm, used as substitutes at times to describe even the creation of ‘original’ content. As article writing gets digitized, everything now floats around, for others to pluck, replicate and re-circulate. Traditional media has been a hapless and mute witness and even a participant in the process of content generation and not necessarily creation. Continue reading

Skill of spotting ‘contagious’ stories is this site’s success formula

The creation of MIT Media Lab graduate, Jonah Peretti, this is a news+search+social site that leverages his immense expertise in fathoming content likely to be most ‘liked’. He first used that acumen at The Huffington Post, brewing up a bubbling cauldron of goofy cat shots and tatty celebrity news behind a leading page of serious news, analysis and commentary. Now, the foresighted expert has developed technologies, which lets his brainchild very quickly determine what media content flow is dominating at a given point. Continue reading