The Huffington Post has added Biz Stone – one of the minds behind Twitter – as its Strategic Adviser for Social Impact. As his title indicates, it seems that the Huff Post wants to expand into philanthropy in some way.
Arianna Huffington was obviously quite pleased with Stone joining the team. “Since one of our key goals is to explore and spotlight innovative ways that our company – as well as others – can do good, I’m thrilled that Biz Stone will be our strategic partner in this important endeavor,” she said in a statement.
The announcement – the latest in a string of over 15 hires in about a week – is one of the biggest since AOL aquired the Huff Post. And since Stone still hasn’t been good at coming up with ways to make money off of Twitter, it’s a good idea to keep him confined to advising on social aspects.
Now you’ll know why The Huffington Post is the top trending topic on Twitter today.