The Awl’s 2015 year-end essays are about those machines: the things they made; the ways they could have been stopped. Pieces will be published daily until the year finally gives up. Contributions this year are from Carrie Frye, Rachel Monroe, Kevin Nguyen, Laura June, Lindsay Robertson, Bijan Stephen, Casey Johnston, …
Just kidding. His best friends are all white ;). Still, as someone who likes to throw ideas like maximum wage and wealth tax into otherwise civil political discussions, I kinda thought we were on the same side. So I’m not sure what to think if his latest piece, “Black People Need to Stay in Their Damn Place.”
For the record, I’ve always been a fan of Pareene and maybe he and the cheating spouse are still a couple. Once they were outed, Google shows they weren’t very secretive about their relationship and from the sound of their Twitters, they’re still friendly if not together, but recent events caused me to look-up an old…
According to Matt Cherette's recently updated Instagram profile, he may have a serious addiction problem and his friends are worried. Or not.
Tags have always gone along with shared posts, except during a glitch a year or so ago and back in the beginning, posts were searchable from the shared-to Kinja blog, but I don't believe that's been the case since the glitch. Right now, Kinja only searches posts sourced on the blog which initiated the search.
I haven't been around as much recently. Real life and such (and Twitter). That being said, does anyone have any ideas how we can make Gawker/Kinja less reader friendly and less usable in general? What's that? www.newsfeed.gawker.com? Oh, ok. Nevermind. Carry on.
About two weeks ago, we changed how we post to the Gawker.com homepage. Max wrote about the new set-up and the reasoning behind it, and asked me to take a look at what the impact was.
As part of our end-of-year process, all Gawker Media site leads were asked to submit planning memos for the next year. In the interests of transparency, here's mine.
I'm not saying they (or anyone) should emulate Keith Olbermann, but maybe Gawker should look for something in the middle, between the two, when it comes to reporting threats.
One of my recent comments regarding Gawker was kind of negative, so I'd like to take a moment to balance it with something positive: Hamilton Nolan knows how to hit them out of the park. With the return of John Cook, the refocusing of Sam, combined with some other strong bloggers, they have the tools to remain great.
Thanks to comments from Clay Aiken and another round of stolen celebrity nudes, Gawker and Jezebel have both revisited the subject and this has prompted more cries of "remember Hulk Hogan", while the McSteamy thing must have been before most commenter's time.
Last night our Budapest office hosted our team of 60 visiting from NYC at Brody Studios for a banging party. I shot 1,368 frames and realized that my colleagues are not only super smart (AND nice AND funny AND fabulous)—but they are also BEAUTIFUL.
Video of Neetzan Zimmerman on The Daily Show telling us how he influenced news: "It's not important if a story is real. The only thing that really matters is whether people click on it".
Oh my. What a glorious feast we have before us. here's an appetizer.
Today is both Nick Denton's and Elizabeth Spiers' wedding. Of course they're not marrying each other, Nick is betrothed to Derrence Washington and Elizabeth to Jotham Sederstrom, but between them, a Who's Who of New York media will be busy.