Hi, and welcome to About About!
For those who are new to About.com, we have been providing high-quality content on the Internet for over 17 years. Our nearly 1,000 expert writers have produced over four million pieces of content, and we are one of the most trafficked sites in the world. However, like most 17 year-olds, we are changing – we have new ownership (IAC), a new management team, and lots of fresh ideas - and this blog will reflect that.
We hope to provide a transparent, fresh and open window into life here at About.com, and a sneak preview of our upcoming ideas and plans. We’ll share happenings from our offices in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco, offer updates about our products and services, and of course shout-out some of the best, most timely, and most interesting content on About - or maybe just GIFs and cat pictures. While likely not as exciting as an actual reality show (we do love The Bachelor here), we hope our real-time story will be fun to follow.
Most importantly, we are incredibly proud of our heritage of creating high-quality content on virtually every topic you can think of, written by independent expert writers in their fields. Basically, we exist to help you find answers to the questions you have, and the questions you didn’t know you had. Whether its health tips, a new recipe or travel advice, we help solve problems, help you learn, and provide information to make your life better. We think it’s a pretty noble task and want to continue to get better at it and share how we are doing it.
The About.com Team