Posts Tagged “Gawker”

  1. Adrian Chen with shoe on head in tutu

    Adrian Chen Will Play Your Internet Game, You Rogue

    The last time we wrote about Adrian Chen, he’d had a lose-lose fight with Reddit. Now he’s got a win-win. And he got that win-win by dressing in a tutu and putting a shoe on his head.

    Hacker/pretend-hacker group Anonymous, like Reddit, hates Chen for writing about them like they were simultaneously dangerous criminals and loud-mouthed posers. So in their press release about a supposed massive FBI leak, they said they’d give no interviews “till Adrian Chen get featured in the front page of Gawker, a whole day, with a huge picture of him dressing a ballet tutu and shoe on the head.”

    Did they know they were dealing with a nutty comedy genius? »

  2. Most sports fans are men, and men like women’s sports for the sake of the game. They love to analyze what happens out there on the field. What we don’t like is the unavoidable omnipresent realization that our favorite female athletes are sexual beings…

    Gawker: Does Smoking Hot Olympic Athlete Virgin Have a Chance at Popularity? by Hamilton Nolan

  3. Adrian Chen says hi reddit

    Why Gawker Writer Adrian Chen Got Ripped Apart in His Own Reddit Q&A

    Adrian Chen, Gawker’s beat reporter for 4chan and Reddit, posted one of those increasingly popular Ask Me Anything threads on Reddit: “I am a Gawker Staff Writer. AMA.

    So usually, if these get a lot of comments, they also get hundreds of points and go to the front page of Reddit. But this thread got 360 comments and 0 points, with hundreds of downvotes drowning out the upvotes.

    Of the 360 comments, Chen only answered 13 before giving up. (AMA subjects usually stick around for at least a couple dozen answers.) Maybe because Redditors were also downvoting his comments into oblivion. (Hating on a thread is one thing, but downvoting an AMA subject for anything but abuse is usually frowned upon.)

    Read why this thread was such a disaster, for Reddit, for Chen and for anyone who likes smart discussion on the internet. »

  4. Gawker logo

    Matt Jurns Reads a Blog: Gawker

    Matt Jurns studied library science at Kent State University. We made him read blogs for the first time. Today he reads Gawker.

    What is Gawker’s deal? I know what Gawker Media does, and I know what each of the blogs in its extended family do; but Gawker itself is baffling. Is it just all the stuff that doesn’t fit into the niches of the other sites? Is it Nick Denton’s Tumblr?

    I know it says ‘gossip’; but that seems so vague as to be meaningless. Even the ‘about’ page doesn’t describe it, it just has a supercut of people on the news saying ‘’. It reads like an everything bagel tastes, there are so many things that I can’t pick out what’s going on. This isn’t my write-up, I’m genuinely confused.

    Discussion question: When did you stop reading Gawker, and how many times has its readership doubled since?

  5. What your cigar grip says about you

    What Your Favorite Blog Says About You

    Gawker: You tell your friends jokes about their ethnicities and sexual orientations. They grin and say “Bitch!” and pretend to smack you.

    Huffington Post: Most of your pleasures are guilty pleasures.

    Daily Kos: You own a “Disappearing Civil Liberties” mug.

    Laughing SquidYou own an unconventional bicycle.

    BuzzFeed: Your giggle is too high-pitched.

    Gizmodo: You correct people in conversations that you overhear in public.

    Lifehacker: You know where your pens are.

    Read more. Then tell me your favorite blog so I can tease you about it. »

  6. Liquid Generation banner

    The Top 10 Websites, by College Me

    Thanks for reading teenage me’s list of top 10 websites! But now I’m in college and I’m much more mature. I’m a serious thinker, and I spent a semester as a libertarian. I have a much more serious line-up of favorite sites.

    Some of them are Web 2.0! »

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