The founder of the website Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, has just launched her official website version Quebec. In all, seven employees but other contributors (bloggers) are all volunteers.
The project Huffington Quebec looks like other former Quebec website.
Quebec89 and and MIR (Michel Brulé) are two projects that have only survived six months each before closing. Another former website, Rue Frontenac had succeeded in establishing itself in its popularity but not financially. LeStudio1.com was never profitable during its operational period from 2005 to 2010 in magazine format. It is now presented as a private blog.
The prediction is low on the long-term success for Huffington Quebec unless the founder would agree to invest the 315 million$ she received for selling her site to AOL but she obviously will not do it…
The business plan of Québec89 and Mir were very similar to the current project proposed by Huffington Quebec. The description of intent published in the inaugural edition of the Huffington Post is virtually the same as Michel Brulé in the MIR and editor Québec89 had published at their launching.
To succeed, one would have to propose a different approach to information processing, which is not the case, otherwise it is imperative to have the convergence of a large local group as LA PRESSE or QUEBECOR, which is not the case either.
Photo 1: Logos LeStudio1.com, Rue 89, MIR, Huffington Post and Rue Frontenac;
Photo 2: Arianna Huffington;
See site Huffington Post Quebec ;
See site Ex-Rue Frontenac ;
See site LeStudio1.com ;
Media website from Huffington Post Quebec to LeStudio1.com