hansell.190.jpgToday is just the day for former print people to move on over to the other (digital) side: first was MaryAnn Bekkedahl from Rodale Inc., and now New York Times tech writer Saul Hansell is leaving his Bits blog behind to be the first announced staffer on AOL‘s Seed.com, a new “content managing platform.”

Hansell has worked for the Times for 17 years, and for nytimes.com for two. AOL has been expanding its niche blog structure lately, and has been on somewhat of a hiring frenzy, though ironically it’s still looking to trim 1/3 of its workforce.

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