08/20/2012 12:00 pm ET Updated Oct 20, 2012

HuffPost Live: The Reviews Are In (and the Community Steals the Show)

Since last week's launch, HuffPost Live has been lauded as "courageous," "rocking," "a game changer," and "the future" (additional takes here, here, and here). A number of reviews focused on the wide variety of programming on the network. In the words of Fast Company's Lauren Kirchner, who watched HuffPost Live for 12 hours straight: "I haven't seen a single story repeat all day... [HuffPost Live] never stays on one long enough to get boring."

Among my favorite moments from last week were appearances by Bill Maher and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and in-depth segments on Chicago's soaring murder rate, sexual assaults in the military, hate music, the coming food crisis, the low approval rating of the media, the ascent of jerks, Kanye West's use of the word "bitch," the ongoing war on voting, veterans' takes on the new 'reality' show Stars Earn Stripes, a visit from a dancing viral video sensation, and Mika Brzezinski and Susan Cain in a segment on one of my favorite subjects -- unplugging and recharging.

We've been particularly pleased by the way you have embraced our invitation to join the conversation. Over 400 members of the HuffPost community have already appeared as guests, including in "Community Sound-off" segments like this one. And, on Friday, we featured our first segment suggested by a HuffPost Live commenter, Kringle, who also took part in the discussion.

It's smart, it's fun, it's yours. We'd love you to join the conversation.