Boy oh boy! The good folks of Aol can’t pass up any chance whatsoever for people to wonder what in the world they are up to. As the company has fully entered its “Arianna Online” era (or as history may put it one day, error) it is obvious that Huffington thinks that there are enough free writers out there that they can recruit 8,000 bloggers for their Patch service by May 4. Not a typo, May 4.
Forbes tells us
Arianna Huffington must not be taking that class action lawsuit against her too seriously. Not only is AOL’s new content chief not cutting down on the use of unpaid bloggers, she’s doubling down — literally. Patch, AOL’s network of hyperlocal news sites, is trying to recruit as many as 8,000 bloggers in the next eight days, according to editor in chief Brian Farnham.