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The good and the bad at the Huffington Post

Megan Garber at CJR.org pointed to this Huffington Post downmarket classic: Walrus Oral Sex: Pleasures Self In Sex Act At Aquarium (VIDEO) (NSFW)

But the desperate-to-aggregate-audience HuffPo also does some innovative things. Note this Nov. 29 tweet from Robert Scoble:

Why is the Huffington Post gaining readers in droves? Look how it covers Tiger vs other “pro” news: http://bit.ly/8vi9pR

Here’s the story (note the headline): Tiger Woods Car Accident: Alleged Affair, Mistress, Wife Fight (UPDATE, PHOTOS)

The story was first posted at 2:47 p.m. on Nov. 27. It was last updated at 11:08 p.m. on Dec. 25. If you want to play along at home, check it out and leave a comment about what you see as being different from a conventional online news story.

If no one plays along, I’ll offer my thoughts at a future point.

Fri, January 8 2010 » Main Page, Media