45 posts and columns on page views
The primary reason to publish slideshows, as far as I can tell, is to juice page views and banner ad impressions. Slideshows are super annoying and lists are awesome so we do lists!
– Jonah Peretti, on part of how BuzzFeed respects its readers, from an email to employers and investors
News Bytelaunched the latest addition to its growing stable of original blogs–The Envoy, which will cover foreign affairs with Laura Rozen, most recently chief foreign policy reporter for Politico, at the helm. Yahoo now has 23 original blogs across its news, sports and entertainment coverage, and said that in February, monthly traffic to those sites topped 550 million page views for the first time.
BoomTown always enjoys the maiden voyage of a newly public company, so liveblogging Demand Media’s first quarterly earnings seems like a must-do. It’s also the first public outing for CEO Richard Rosenblatt, who has sold off his previous entrepreneurial efforts. His first point: Where else can you find out how to ripen an avocado?