Here’s what the Post had to say about it.
Happynews.com, started three months ago, covers many of the international, national, sports and entertainment stories that the big guys do. But as the name implies, it doesn’t cover them the same way. Happynews doesn’t do bummers: no death, no destruction, no shocking Lindsay Lohan weight-loss updates. Which is to say, it doesn’t do the kinds of stories that have come to define the contemporary concept of “news.”
Unlike the media’s bad news bearers, Happynews’s glass is always at least half-full, and sometimes it bubbles right over. It is Prozac for the eyes: “India proposes free school for one-girl families,” it declared brightly yesterday. A typical story from its international section might be “Food Aid to Niger Increases,” while its sports section includes the likes of “Long-distance swimmer conquers Great Lakes.”
…So far, Happynews seems to have struck a chord. Reese says the site got 70,000 unique visitors in its first full month of operation in August and traffic has been building since then. (He makes no linkage to the onslaught of bad news lately). He’s also seeing something he’s never seen in his years creating Web sites: Daily fan mail. Which, of course, makes him happy.
Interesting. I’ll add them to my RSS reader, but I’m not making any promises that it’ll change the tone of this blog.