The Huffington Post, a liberal news website that plays the role of aggregator and blog, originally set up to comment on politics - has extended its coverage substantially since its start up four years ago - now becoming a one stop shop for business, entertainment, living, style, the green movement and world news.
Yesterday, HuffPost unveiled its latest addition to its site -a new Technology and Innovations section, "HuffPostTech." According to the sections new editor, Jose Antonio Vagas, the section will report on the latest gadgets and rivalries in the industry - as well as taking a more general look at technology and considering how it affects the people who use it. The section will also feature blog posts from Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wale and others.
In a post entitled "Technology is Anthropolgy", Vagas points out that for many, technology is more than a means of communication but also offers "primary sources of entertainment." On a mores serious level, Vagas poses the question as to whether new technology is pushing politicians to be more transparent in their actions.
Some people wonder whether Huff Post will be able to keep up with other fast paced tech blogs out there. But those who are quick to dismiss the venture should bear in mind the large and ever growing audience Huff Post communicates to; and the potential the new section has to bring the latest technology and innovations news to the average consumer.