Is Huffington Post Going to Start Charging $2.99 an Hour to Troll the Comments?
Holy crap, the entire Internet?!
Despite the fact that its comments are heavily-trolled by raging libtard lemmings and the pissy right wing nutjobs who love fighting with them, I have to say I sort of enjoy HuffPo. I can live if I go a day or two or thirty without reading it and am grateful for that; especially now that AOL is buying the old dirty bag, er, site.
There goes the neighborhood.
The Huffington Post, which began in 2005 with a meager $1 million investment and has grown into one of the most heavily visited news Web sites in the country, is being acquired by AOL in a deal that creates an unlikely pairing of two online media giants.Do we really want to call AOL an "online media giant"? Just because it has news doesn't mean anyone actually reads it.
The two companies completed the sale Sunday evening and were expected to announce the deal Monday morning. AOL will pay $315 million, $300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock. It will be the company’s largest acquisition since it was separated from Time Warner in 2009.
AOL has an Alexa rank of 767 but more important to the point I'm trying to make, Alexa points out AOL (just like I remember her chik-chik-skeeeeeeee) loads slower than 90% of the sites on the Internet. Does that sound like an online media giant to you?
Meanwhile, HuffPo has an Alexa rank of 128 and is the 31st most popular website in the U.S.
AOL is obviously hoping that they can get a piece of that but they've done this acquisition thing before and it hasn't done them any huge favors before, why should this be different?
Time to find some new ground to troll, frothy-mouthed libtards, this puppy is dead.
As we all know, dot com came and went (I watched it implode from Ground Zero in San Francisco) so maybe this is the best Internet real estate moguls can hope for (case in point: TechCrunch selling its soul to AOL late last year) but for some strange reason we expected better out of HuffPo. You know, like selling their soul to Rupert Murdoch.