Thursday, January 20th, 2011
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What Pays on the Web, Expressed by the Order That HuffPo Launched Sections

Proto-Vertical: Blogs

1. Politics

2. Media

3. Business

4. Entertainment

5. Living

6. Green (June 4, 2008)

7. Style (July 29, 2008)

8. Chicago (August, 2008)

9. World (December 4, 2008)

10. Comedy (January, 2009)

11. New York (June 22, 2009)

12. Tech (September, 2009)

13. Denver (September, 2009)

14. Books (October 5, 2009)

15. Sports (October, 2009)

16. "Impact" (October, 2009)

17. Los Angeles (December, 2009)

18. Religion (February, 2010)

19 .College (February 22, 2010)

20. Food (April 12, 2010)

21. Arts (June 16, 2010)

22. Travel (July 20, 2010)

23. Education (October 4, 2010)

24. Health (October 25, 2010)

25. Divorced People (November 10, 2010)

26. Black People (March, 2011)

27. Latinos (Forthcoming)

14 Comments / Post A Comment

jfruh (#713)

Denver is more important and lucrative than books? Ha ha, that sounds about right!

hockeymom (#143)

Books? What even are those things? Can you play Angry Birds on a book?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

No, but you can kill a mockingbird.

Multiphasic (#411)

I know why the caged bird blows up pigs.

hockeymom (#143)

Animal Farmville.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Mafia Wars, by Mario Puzo

deepomega (#1,720)

Actually, that's a typo. That section is (Face)Books.

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

Brave New World of Warcraft

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

The Awl Quiet on the Western Front

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

For Whom the Jezebel Tolls

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Groupon the Road

therzo (#1,085)

Ah yes, I will always remember the day I made the lucrative decision to write about media.

Finally, verification that Food > Health. Will resume eating giant bag of chips.

Ken Layne (#262)

1-4 never paid, which we all found out one way or another, ha ha. But all those sections launched before the Collapse.

5 *should* pay but it's too vague, and also all the "Living" magazines either shut down or hunkered down after 2008.

6 and 7 could've potentially done okay had the housing/economy thing not, uh, collapsed.

9 is proof that it doesn't cost much to launch another section of your existing website.

10 is something everybody keeps trying on the Internet as if *their* version is somehow going to make money. (You guys?)

8, 11, 13 and 17 cover the hail-mary "maybe local will save us" delusion of 2009. (It did not save anybody.)

26-27 are based on the "well where will all that ethnic radio commercial money go if, say, radio stations all disappear?"

The rest will not make money for the Huffington Post, either.

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