The Huffington Post Hits 100 Million Comments

Posted Aug 2, 2011

The Huffington Post has hit 100 million comments added to their website. The milestone was hit this past weekend. The Huffington Post averages about 175,000 new comments per day with over 4.45 million comments from last month itself.

?From the first day when we had hardly any resources to spend on it, we committed ourselves to moderating comments,? said The Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington in an interview with Mashable. The Huffington Post employs about 30 comment moderators that works with a back-end moderator. The Huffington Post ensures that interesting comments remain at the top of the discussion.

Readers and commenters can earn badges and extra privileges (rich text commenting for example). Soon The Huffington Post readers will have the ability to give each other badges like “LOL” and the insightful “pundit” badge. There will also be a leader-board of top commenters. AOL acquired The Huffington Post for $315 million this past February.