Gawker Officially MSM; Denton Unaware

The blogosphere just got more permanent: Gawker postings are now archived in Nexis, courtesy of something called “Newstex Web Blogs” [sic].

Gawker media chief Nick Denton expressed surprise about the arrangement. Asked about Gawker appearing in the database via instant message, Denton typed back, “It did?”

The postings come with a disclaimer from Newstex, which runs to more words than the average Gawker entry and explains that the views are “solely the author’s.” Full disclaimer after the jump.

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