‘Dinosaur’ Brown Launches Daily Beast

beast100608 Dinosaur Brown Launches Daily BeastTina Brown and Barry Diller’s new Web site, The Daily Beast, has launched. In a Q&A, Ms. Brown explains why her site is different from other news aggregators like The Drudge Report, The Huffington Post, Newser, Brijit, et al.:

The Daily Beast doesn’t aggregate. It sifts, sorts, and curates. We’re as much about what’s not there as what is. And we freshen the stream with a good helping of our own original content from a wonderfully diverse group of contributors.

So, The Daily Beast isn’t an aggregator after all. Got it. So, what makes it worth your time?

Per Ms. Brown: "Sensibility, darling."

Never let it be said that Ms. Brown doesn’t have a sense of humor. Here’s one exchange in the Q&A:

When you were born, the smallest computer was the size of a subway car. Aren’t you a little old to be doing a web startup?
Yeah, I’m a real dinosaur. Dinosaurs are big, though. Maybe another reason to call it The Daily Beast.

Zing! Now, when’s the big launch party at the Statue of Liberty?


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