View from the top: Arianna Huffington addressed the Discovery Leadership Summit in SA, explaining why she left the news aggregator to form wellbeing platform Thrive Global Arianna Huffington created the Huffington Post online news aggregator partly because she is Greek "and bringing together people from different worlds and different viewpoints and creating interesting conversations has always been a part of my Greek DNA".She tells the Financial Mail that her idea from the moment she created the site was for it to take conversations that happen at water coolers and around dinner tables — about politics, art, movies, books, sex and food — and create a never-ending space for them.How has the Huffington Post changed the media landscape?The old model was that people were presented with a news story by the media, and that, by and large, was that. The Huffington Post helped pioneer a model of participation, in which people take part in the stories that shape their communities.So why did y...

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