As one might imagine, there are quite a few stories about the Gawker vote.
Here are a few via Twitter.
Caitlin Petre’s comparison of how Gawker and the New York Times use audience metrics for Columbia Journalism’s Tow Center is a long, but interesting read for anyone wanting to nerd-out on Gawker, media, blogging and the Kinja platform.
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.
Affiliate links and sponsored posts have been the only way to monetize Kinja. In my exchange with A.J. Daulerio regarding Ratter, we touched upon the fact that an alternative revenue source would have to be developed for sites built upon the platform and by all appearances, they're beginning to experiment with the…
Kinja is messing with me again. It goes something like this:
I believe it's new as of sometime yesterday and Gawker's culling makes it very obvious, but now threads involving those you're following show as black under "pending". If they're approved their comments are under /all, but those who are not are now bold among the grey.
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.
Ok, maybe not your every move. But Science Made Easy (SME) does want to mitigate any good folks' comments* from being stuck in the pending queue (the Greys) and not being read or responded to.
As I discovered this morning, presumably due to a bug in the update because the system is evolving live, you can't approve pending comments with a recommend, it takes a reply. This is still true this afternoon, so if you're going to have a comment pending, you might want leave something for someone to say in reply.
If you're a reader of the Gawker Media properties, you're likely aware of the problem we've been having with graphic content.
Gawker is a fairly unique animal among websites, but for most sites, including NYTimes or WaPo, comments offer zero value and should be eliminated entirely. Via Pacific Standard.com: Gawker Media is scrambling to figure out a solution to stop violent pornography and rape images from being added to its Kinja commenting…
Dear Loyal Readers of Hackerspace and indeed those of the Kinja-verse in general,