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Are comments a wretched hive of scum and villainy or an underused resource for publishers?

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There seem to be two competing views of website and blog comments at the moment: By far the most popular one is that reader comments — particularly on traditional media sites — are useless cesspools populated by trolls and hate-mongers who can actually do far more harm than good. The...
Are comments a wretched hive of scum and villainy or an underused resource for publishers?

Where Did Gawker Media Get the Idea for Branches?

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During the time it was building its new commenting system, Gawker met with the founder of Branch, a tiny start-up, several times. When Gawker's final product came out last week, it bore a striking resemblance to the company's product, and even used the same name....
Where Did Gawker Media Get the Idea for Branches?
Kickstarter Tries To Makes Itself More Social, Ends Up Annoying Users
Which Journalists Accepted Free Laptops from Google?
What The Wirecutter tells us about the newfound power of affiliate links

Why you should have comments, even when they are bad

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If you spend long enough reading blogs — or even newspapers, for that matter — you will eventually come across an essay about how a site is struggling with the question of whether to allow comments, or has decided to shut them down. The latest example of this genre...
Why you should have comments, even when they are bad
Even Nate Silver Cannot Predict When a Deadspin Commenter Will Get Laid

b5media Update: All Contract Bloggers Now Terminated, Problogger Dumped

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Further to the news last week that b5media had dumped its women bloggers is confirmation since that time that all remaining previous contract bloggers at b5media have been terminated. We don’t have numbers, and although we’d suggested previously the remaining numbers (prior to the women bloggers purge) might be...
b5media Update: All Contract Bloggers Now Terminated, Problogger Dumped

Truncated RSS Is A Bad Business Decision

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A few years back, I wrote about why we had found full text RSS feeds to be much more powerful and useful than truncated RSS feeds. The reason that many sites push truncated feeds is the belief that it will force people to click through, and the ads on the...
Truncated RSS Is A Bad Business Decision

Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

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Unless you spend a lot of time on Reddit, the discussion-forum community that more or less took over after Digg sank beneath the waves, you may have missed the latest storm of controversy over content posted on the site’s various “sub-Reddits” or topic pages. Although Reddit has played host to...
Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

What do Yelp and Twitter Have In Common?

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Earlier this morning I opened my laptop after a long break and learned that Yelp has gone public. Much like LinkedIn and Pandora, it is one of those early Web 2.0 companies that has found its way into the market, benefitting from the halo effect being cast by the forthcoming...
What do Yelp and Twitter Have In Common?

Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

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Video conferencing has been an overlooked environment, left to by the wayside to run in closed environments over proprietary software. But there’s a need for an intuitive platform to host video conferences irrespective of the branded programs a user is running. Blue Jeans has gotten the model right – and...
Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

Michael Malone Cites the Supreme Court’s Landmark Finders v. Keepers Decision

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Michael Malone, in an opinion piece for ABC News, says the Gizmodo/iPhone prototype story shows that “journalism has lost much of its muscle”: A couple weeks ago, Jason Chen, an editor/blogger at the tech site Gizmodo (part of the large gossip blog family Gawker Media) found himself in possession of...
Michael Malone Cites the Supreme Court’s Landmark Finders v. Keepers Decision

Why Did Nick Denton Truncate Gawker Media’s RSS Feeds?

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Speaking of RSS and advertising revenue, Felix Salmon has a piece on Gawker Media’s decision to switch from full-text to excerpts in their feeds. He quotes Nick Denton from this comment on Lifehacker: Gawker Media is an ad-supported company. RSS ads have never realized their potential. At the same time...
Why Did Nick Denton Truncate Gawker Media’s RSS Feeds?

Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

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What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to show the power of the simple hyperlink, which Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed along with the rest of the web a little over...
Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

Meet the App Store Millionaires: The Brothers Behind Doodle Jump

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Developers are eager to use the iPad as a chance to sell more expensive apps. But you can do just fine selling software at 99 cents a pop. Just ask Igor and Marko Pusenjak. In the last year the two brothers have sold 3.5 million copies of Doodle Jump, a...
Meet the App Store Millionaires: The Brothers Behind Doodle Jump

Digital media publisher BUZZMEDIA buys electronic music site XLR8R

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Digital media company BUZZMEDIA has acquired XLR8R, a site about electronic dance music and culture, for an undisclosed sum. BUZZMEDIA says it will work to increase the influence of XLR8R, which is said to be particularly successful in the UK music community, in North America. The site joins BUZZMEDIA’s network...
Digital media publisher BUZZMEDIA buys electronic music site XLR8R

Mark Zuckerberg is Influential About Justin Bieber, and Other Klout Surprises

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Mr. Zuckerberg's Klout profile Are you big on the Internet? Klout, the online influence measurement system, helps you determine just that. "We measure your influence based on your ability to drive action in social networks," explains the Klout page. But aside from providing you with an over-inflated sense of self-importance,...
Mark Zuckerberg is Influential About Justin Bieber, and Other Klout Surprises

Good Luck With the Shield Law Argument

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Henry Blodget: The search warrant is ambiguous about the specific reason the police gave for the search and seizure. Specifically, it’s possible — likely, even — that the police believe Gawker Media committed the felony by acquiring the iPhone (“buying stolen property”). If that’s the “probable cause” the police used...
Good Luck With the Shield Law Argument

The Brooklyn bookshop saving out-of-print sci-fi, one e-book at a time

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With its dramatic cover art and fantastical story plots, science fiction dared readers to dream of amazing possible futures filled with aliens, robots, and all sorts of gadgetry. Now, ironically, some of the earliest books of the genre find themselves precariously near extinction, never to make it to the...
The Brooklyn bookshop saving out-of-print sci-fi, one e-book at a time

The Most Important Person At Gawker Media Not Named Nick Denton Is Leaving

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Gaby Darbyshire, Gawker Media’s longtime chief operating officer, is leaving the company. Or maybe she’s already left. Ask different people at Nick Denton’s blog network about Darbyshire’s departure date and you’ll get different results. Some think she left last summer; others say last fall, and others insist that she’s still...
The Most Important Person At Gawker Media Not Named Nick Denton Is Leaving

Times Internet Is Bringing Business Insider To India, Adding To Its Gawker Media Partnership

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Today, Times Internet, the digital arm of Times of India, is announcing a strategic partnership with Business Insider, the online news publication founded by Henry Blodget, for the launch of Business Insider India. The move comes hot on the heels of a similar deal announced between Times Internet and Gawker...
Times Internet Is Bringing Business Insider To India, Adding To Its Gawker Media Partnership

Massive hire: Keelin Linehan joins PandoDaily as director of operations

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As I said when I announced we’d hired online journalism pioneer and folk hero Adam Penenberg as editor, we are not fucking around here at PandoDaily. I’m thrilled to announce an equally transformational hire for the company today. Keelin Linehan is joining us as director of operations. Keelin had a...
Massive hire: Keelin Linehan joins PandoDaily as director of operations

Gawker Media's Denton: I Lost Money On That Huge Gizmodo iPhone Scoop

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With characteristic humility, Gawker Media owner Nick Denton describes his company's acquisition of an iPhone 4Q -- two months before Apple (AAPL) was set to unveil it -- as "pretty much the biggest tech scoop ever." But while there's no question the story brought Gawker millions of page views, what...
Gawker Media's Denton: I Lost Money On That Huge Gizmodo iPhone Scoop

Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers [Iphone 4]

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Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant...
Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers [Iphone 4]
The Chef from Lure Fish Bar, a Techie Power Lunch Spot, Now Has His Own Startup

Vox Media says the Verge is "very profitable" after one year

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In late 2011, The Verge arrived on the media scene with grand plans to redefine tech news. Parent company Vox Media made an expensive bet on brand-name writers and bespoke publishing tools. In the month of October, comScore reports The Verge racked up 3.1 million unique U.S. visitors. It’s an...
Vox Media says the Verge is "very profitable" after one year

Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

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A few weeks after requiring iPad developers to work with devices chained to tables in windowless rooms, famously secretive Apple is in the awkward position of having to ask Gawker Media’s Gizmodo oh, so politely to give back an iPhone prototype left in a bar. No threats over buying...
Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

Ferris Bueller Is Back, and He's Driving a Honda Mom-Wagon (Video)

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The Honda 2012 CR-V isn’t quite the same vehicle as the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. But Matthew Broderick — a.k.a. Ferris Bueller — is bringing back his high-school-truant charm in a Super Bowl ad for the car company. The commercial was originally supposed to be kept under wraps until...
Ferris Bueller Is Back, and He's Driving a Honda Mom-Wagon (Video)

Shake-Up At Gawker: Here's Nick Denton's Email About AJ Daulerio Leaving

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Gawker editor AJ Daulerio is out after just a year on the job. Here's the email Gawker Media boss Nick Denton sent to the staff: AJ's tenure at Gawker has been much like him: bold, infuriating, unpredictable... and often brilliant. He's brought out work as compelling as Adrian Chen's expose...
Shake-Up At Gawker: Here's Nick Denton's Email About AJ Daulerio Leaving
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