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Gawker Traffic Takes a Nosedive, But How Badly?

Posted by Abe Sauer on April 20, 2011 04:00 PM

If the charts (above) that The Atlantic published online today are to be believed, then what we're seeing regarding Gawker's move to a new platform is the Laser Disk moment of online publishing.

Back in February, we chronicled the rage against the redesign by Gawker's readers, whose negative reaction would appear to be supported by the grim chart above. Denton, of course, begs to differ. Continue reading...

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Web 101: Deadspin, Gawker and the Traffic-Goosing Art of Story Torture

Posted by Abe Sauer on October 12, 2010 02:00 PM

Last night, future Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Brett Favre threw his 500th touchdown. The next closest quarterback is in the low 400s. He threw that touchdown against a team for which he played one year in 2008. Yet, the news surrounding Favre was all about a sports blog's accusations that Favre engaged in sexual harassment while on the New York Jets team. These accusations from Gawker Media's Deadspin blog against the legendary NFL icon raised an interesting questions about legacy and reputation... specifically, Deadspin's.Continue reading...

In the News: Alibaba, Mercedes-Benz, HP + more

Posted by Dale Buss on October 12, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Alibaba develops China search engine with Microsoft as challenger to Baidu.

Apple is in talks to bring the iPhone to India, and will sell the iPad at Wal-Mart.

AT&T's U-verse TV is coming to Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

Bank of America and other mortgage lenders face lawsuits from up to 40 state attorneys general.

Beijing Auto hopes to reinvigorate brand with $2.7 billion marketing push, as China car sales cool down.

Blockbuster begins search for a new CEO.

Bloomberg LP plans a data service catering to U.S. government.

Bloomingdale's, Macy's, J.C. Penney and other retailers go beyond discounts (incl. BOGO) to compete.Continue reading...

Around The Web: Where Do I 2-ply?

Posted by Stephanie Startz on October 21, 2009 06:58 PM

Microsoft Bing will intergrate Facebook and Twitter status updates in searches. [All Things D]

Google strikes a similar deal with Twitter. [CNET]

Charmin seeks bloggers to staff Times Square public bathrooms during the holidays. [AdAges]

Coke unveils 7.5-ounce 90 calorie can. [Consumerist]

ESPN kills story of anchor's affair, sports blog Deadspin retaliates. [Deadspin]

Ford launches a relay race seeking drivers with a heavy social media presence. [Mashable]

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