As much as we tout Twitter for its conversational abilities — for its revolutionary capacity to create discursive, rather than simply distributive, relationships with news consumers — many major news organizations are still using the service as, pretty much, a vehicle for self-promotion.
Arianna Huffington At TheGrill: Growth Not Waylaid By AOL(TheWrap.com / TheGrill)
AOL isn’t close to shuttering Patch, don’t look for it to merge with Yahoo! anytime soon, TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington had to go, and oh — the acquisition of The Huffington Post by AOL has been great for business. Those were the key points put forth by new-media mogul Arianna Huffington as she fielded questions Tuesday from Sharon Waxman, founder and editor-in-chief of TheWrap, at the site’s media-leadership conference, TheGrill, at Beverly Hills’ SLS Hotel.