Tuesday, May 10, 2005

A 300-person blog...

[Keyword: ]. Yesterday Arianna Huffington* launched a 300-person blog, modestly named the Huffington Post. Unknown over here, it seems Arianna is able to draw on a raft of "famous showbiz friends" to post to said blog, including Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Geffen, Larry David, David Mamet and Walter Kronkite, plus plenty more I've never heard of. Personally the attraction of Larry David is enough to get me reading, but two days in the blog looks pretty slick.

*No, I didn't know who she was either. According to this very useful article in the Washington Post about the launch of her blog, she "has been a Republican activist (as a GOP congressman's wife), Democratic activist (she backed John Kerry), Comedy Central bedmate of Al Franken, syndicated columnist, author, anti-SUV crusader and gadfly candidate for California governor (she got 0.6 percent of the vote after a last-minute pullout). She envisions the blog as a big dinner party, with chatter "about politics and books and art and music and food and sex."" As publicity-seeking stunts go, well, you know who she is now...

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