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Jonah Peretti

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The Apple Tablet Will Be A Remote Control

(34) Comments | Posted January 21, 2010 | 2:41 PM


What will Apple announce on Jan 27th? The best way to answer that question is to imagine you are Steve Jobs. What would you do if you were Steve?

First of all, keep in mind that you are very ambitious. You want to make...

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The 12 Most Viral Web Stories of 2008

(8) Comments | Posted December 31, 2008 | 12:38 PM

When I am not working on HuffPost, I run a site called BuzzFeed that tracks the web's obsessions in real time. Here is our 2008 report on the most viral, buzzy web stories of the year. Enjoy!

1. Obama Shirtless

Obviously Obama's victory was...

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Karl Rove Is Not A Genius

(57) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 2:05 AM

It is widely held that Karl Rove is a political genius - even by the Democrats who loath him. After all, he is the architect that brought George W. Bush and the GOP to power and the man who perfected the use of evil but effective political tricks like push...

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Who Is The Underdog?

(15) Comments | Posted May 3, 2008 | 4:10 PM

Like most Democrats, I enjoy voting for the underdog. Who should I support? Barack or Hillary?


Suggestions welcome.

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Silicon Valley at Oxford University

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2007 | 12:48 PM

This weekend Oxford University hosted a gathering of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs taught classes, led brainstorming sessions, and participated in panel discussions (I represented HuffPost on the Innovation and Media panel). The students were mostly from the Said School of Business, a very interesting MBA program with an...

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Idea For Terrorists: Kill Dogs, Not People

(32) Comments | Posted August 9, 2007 | 2:36 AM


Economist Steven Levitt recently caused a stir when he asked New York Times readers to submit clever ideas for how they would plan terrorist attacks. Hundreds of readers offered suggestions and Levitt advised that terrorists would get the most bang...

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I Recently Bought 3 Hybrid Cars

(8) Comments | Posted May 31, 2007 | 12:48 AM

I recently bought 3 Toyota Priuses. I live in Manhattan so I don't get to drive them very often, but I do my best to take one of them out every weekend. Of course, I did not need to spend the money on one car, much less three. I just...

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The Deadly Compromise

(30) Comments | Posted April 18, 2007 | 2:03 PM

American gun policy is a deadly compromise.

Pro-gun advocates explain that the Virginia Tech killer would have been stopped in his tracks if students and teachers were carrying concealed weapons. This is absolutely correct -- it is obviously much harder to kill people who are armed.

Meanwhile, gun...

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Introducing NewsRanker

(9) Comments | Posted December 21, 2006 | 9:10 AM

whitesq.jpgHuffPost has a new feature called NewsRanker that shows you who is really newsworthy. You can find NewRanker on the front page of HuffPost on the righthand side. Just enter a few names and NewsRanker shows who is getting the most press mentions. For...

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Top 10 Nuggets of Business Advice

(6) Comments | Posted November 17, 2006 | 11:19 AM

Last night I attended "Standing Out In the Crowd", a forum presented by American Express featuring maternity fashion mogul Liz Lange, celebrity chef Mario Batali, and the founding members of the Blue Man Group. The purpose of the event was to gather small business owners who use the AmEx OPEN...

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Introducing Quick Read

(32) Comments | Posted October 10, 2006 | 2:25 PM

We just launched a new feature on the front page of the Huffington Post called Quick Read. Below every headline, there is now a "Quick Read" link that lets you preview a story without leaving the front page of the site. It is an easy way to peek at an...

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Peter Rost's Accusations

(103) Comments | Posted June 24, 2006 | 6:00 PM

Peter Rost was a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post who recently made public accusations about our Technology Manager, Andy Yaco-Mink. I considered responding immediately because Andy reports to me, but I decided to ignore Rost's accusations because they were trivial, uninteresting to most HuffPost readers, and not accurate. I...

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Premium Service Costs Money

(9) Comments | Posted May 11, 2006 | 7:56 PM

I don't understand all this talk about "net neutrality" but AT&T, Verizon, and BellSouth are missing a huge business opportunity. They should start selling premium service to customers willing to pay extra to not have their phone calls recorded by the US government. They could team up with...

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Naked Paddleball Players Love HuffPost

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2006 | 4:49 PM

We are very proud here at the Huffington Post that our site, along with the New Yorker, is essential reading for nude paddleball players on remote Mexican beaches.

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Vote for Your Favorite Comments

(48) Comments | Posted March 29, 2006 | 4:01 PM

You can now vote for your favorite comments on HuffPost articles and blog posts. The comments that get the most votes will be featured prominently right below the article or blog post being discussed. This will highlight excellent comments and give recognition to the people who write especially thoughtful and...

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(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2006 | 11:01 AM

The February Festival has come to a close....and we're happy to report that we've received 114 entries which were viewed nearly 2.5 million times and linked to by 9,000+ sites across the Web. We saw a number of quick stars during the week of Cheney's quail hunting 'adventure' --...

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Cheney Leads Contagious Festival

(6) Comments | Posted February 15, 2006 | 12:08 PM

In less than 24 hours, a late entry called Quail Hunting with Dick Cheney rocketed to the top of the Contagious Festival standings. The project is spreading on blogs, getting linked on popular humor sites, and was recently featured on CNN. The quail hunt game is really funny but...

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How to Make Something Contagious

(5) Comments | Posted February 7, 2006 | 9:24 AM

The Contagious Festival is in full swing but it is still far from clear who will win the People's Choice Award at the end of the month. Right now a rapping ostrich is in the lead, a hilarious animated spoof on wire tapping is a strong second,...

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Announcing the Huffington Post Contagious Festival

(11) Comments | Posted January 19, 2006 | 12:50 PM

The Contagious Festival is a unique opportunity for talented designers, political activists, filmmakers, comics, and everyone else to reach millions of people with creative, viral online work. The Huffington Post is expanding our pool of contributors beyond bloggers and we are looking for contributors with creative ideas that could become...

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Miers Stock Down Sharply

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2005 | 12:23 PM

Volume is up and prices are down for Harriet Miers stock. The market is only giving her a 30% chance of being confirmed, down from over 90% the day Bush announced her nomination. You can follow Miers and other political bets at and click the chart to see...

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