Nick Denton surprised some when he revealed he was relaunching Gawker's old tech rumor blog Valleywag this morning, as reported by Business Insider's Alyson Shontell. We asked a pair of old Valleywag editors what they think of the resurrection.
Silicon Valley blogger Sarah Lacy thinks the reincarnation of the Gawker gossip blog Valleywag shouldn't cover gossip because people in the tech start-up world like to keep their boring lives private, a hilarious statement since Silicon Valley has industrialized the public flaunting of people's boring private lives.
A.J. Daulerio's tenure at Gawker lasted just over a year. Daulerio, who took over after editing Deadspin editor has quit, and senior writer John Cook is taking over as editor-in-chief.
Just when Reddit looked like it had gained some ground in its war on creeps, with the admin ban of the subreddit Creepshots and its creepily-named moderator, the creeps have found a new place to roost.
To the outside world last week's creeps-on-Reddit takedown kerfuffle looked like a defense of pornography while the Reddit community framed it as a defense of freedom of speech. However, a recent leaked chat between Redditors and and the site's actual employees suggest that what they fear most is being Reddited themselves.
After getting the entire Gawker network banned from nearly 70 subreddit sections, Gawker's Adrian Chen has followed through with what got him kicked off in the first place—unmasking a Reddit user he called the "biggest troll on the Web," known as Violentacrez, in a lengthy post on Gawker.com.
In her post on Reddit's decision to ban Gawker in defense of child porn, Rebecca Greenfield quoted a Redditor with a graphic username. "What a world," says one of our commenters.
Gawker's John Cook has posted 950 pages of financial documents related to Mitt Romney's investments during his time at Bain Capital, but the trick now is finding experts willing to read through them all and explain what they might mean.
When companies are asked to define themselves as either media or tech companies, it seems it's usually because they don't have a definitive answer.
Jen Doll's post on Internet niceness was sure to bring out the haters.
Gawker gets a Facebook boost courtesy of Jay-Z, Pitchfork figured out you like Radiohead, and Subway got simple.
No, Roger Ailes, Gawker is not a pornographic website. It's that site which, you know, broke the story about how your network's biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, "tried to get his wife's boyfriend investigated by the cops," or more recently, ran that failed mole experiment at Fox.
A day after getting dismissed by National Review and hours after undergoing chemotherapy, John Derbyshire seems unperturbed by the uproar he caused with his awful "non black" version of "The Talk."
After seemingly everyone shuddered with dismay at a January 13 column suggesting that Israel should assassinate President Obama, Andrew Adler has resigned as the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
It's unclear if he was being satirical or just insensitive, but Atlanta Jewish Times owner and publisher Andrew Adler more or less called for President Obama's assassination in his column last week.
Plus: a distasteful (alleged encounter) with director David O. Russell
The Great Space Ball Mystery of ought-eleven has been solved, but it's not an extraterrestrial probe or government doomsday device or anything cool like that. Turns out it's a "bladder tank."
Gawker's John Cook reports today that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly had him ejected from a book signing, in the continuing saga between Cook and O'Reilly.
Writer and editor Malcolm Harris has taken to Gawker to out himself as the man responsible for starting a false rumor this September that Radiohead would be playing a concert at Occupy Wall Street, and he's got some shady excuses for why he did it.
Despite the media-gazer chatter about Nick Denton selling Fleshbot as his company's next grown-up move, the porn site hasn't legally been a part of Gawker Media for two years.
Internet forum Topix brags about being "Gawker for every little town in America"
Report says Fox pundit used a promise of a police charity donation as leverage
Prosecutors announced that two others will face misdemeanors
Gawker files first lawsuit to expose relationship between Christie and Ailes.
Why serious debate about a hipster humor site tends to look silly
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