Huffington Post learned a lot from the pushback after AOL bought the company — which rose to prominence in significant part due to blogging by people who were never paid — for more than $300 million.
What did the management learn? Keep asking people to provide stuff for free.
Now it’s a logo. Read the comments to see how this latest bit of “you do the work, we take the money” game-playing is going over — not well, to put it mildly. For all that, HuffPost will no doubt get what it wants in any case.
I have a great deal of respect for some of the people working at the company. But this scheme is just another reminder of its fundamental shamelessness.