Arianna Huffington is launching the huffington post tomorrow. It’s a group blog with 300 celebrities blogging, says an article on Newsweek.
Mrs Huffington’s idea:
Its really taking the two things that worked great on the Internetâ€”which is news and the blogosphereâ€”and combining them, bringing to the Internet voices that havenâ€™t been there, as well as voices that are there. Iâ€™ve believed for a while now that some of the most interesting things are happening online and yet many of the very interesting people havenâ€™t been a part of the online conversation.
The full list of celebrity bloggers isn’t published. But sofar, I mainly spotted Hollywood celebrities – actors, directors, etc.
Hollywood celebs are rolemodels for many people in the US (and even in Europe), so giving them a platform to share their thoughts with the public – without having to go through a lengthy publishing process of the traditional media – can display many interesting ideas.
Mrs. Huffingtons efforts to provide a platform are good. Any of these people could have done it individually, but I guess they wouldn’t have done it (yet).
So, let’s hear what they have to say!
Check it out tomorrow, May 9th: Huffington Post