“I’m trying to remember what we did to procrastinate before Twitter,” Susan Orlean tweeted yesterday. “Anyone?”
If you listened to her interview with the literary podcast All Write Already that came out the same day, you’d have her answer.
ANONYBLOGGER NO MORE
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In October 2010, as the menswear blogging genre really began to explode—with the popularity of standbys like Michael Williams’ A Continuous Lean going full-tilt and dozens of imitators popping up behind it—a satirical blog called Fuck Yeah Menswear emerged.
Yesterday, the New York Times broke news of blogging platform and social media network Tumblr’s new editorial project. The project was characterized as something that will be “documenting the Tumblr service and marketing it to users.”
In the same article, the project’s editor-in-chief—(2011 NYO Media Poachable) Chris Mohney, who will be leaving his post as the Vice President of Content at BlackBook—explained that it will avoid “forced attempts at corporate boosterism.” This is odd, because a forced attempt at corporate boosterism is exactly what this nebulous project sounds like. Then again, Mohney (who, before BlackBook, was an editor at regular Tumblr-antagonist Gawker) will be manning the project with Jessica Bennett, a journalist leaving her post at Newsweek/The Daily Beast to jump on board.
For years, the fashion blog Nerd Boyfriend has been a secret pleasure even for those who don’t care about fashion but just like looking at photos of artists, writers and filmmakers. But it was always sad that there was no female equivalent, as if women were somehow excluded from the category of attractive nerd, as if there were no female fashion icons who were renowned for their brains as much as their bodies. Perhaps it was simply a question of buying a domain name.
It’s not hard to imagine what would happen if a teenaged Justin Bieber fan got the idol’s phone number — basically just a lot of screaming. Then, after a few seconds this information actually sets in, and our lucky Belieber would punch in those digits hard enough to break the keypad and wait without breathing Read More
“I don’t really see a blog business,” said Nick Denton over gchat. He still wasn’t sold on the idea of an interview regarding his sites’ redesign, scheduled to debut tomorrow, and seemed to be attempting an escape. “I should find you that old post in which I compare blog ad revenues to McDonald’s franchises, i.e. Read More
In recent years traditionally reclusive venture capitalists have come out of the shadows and stepped into the limelight, often via personal blogs.
Larry Cheng of Volition Capital has been tracking the top VC scribes in terms of their monthly unique visitors since 2009.
A number of New York VCs broke into the top Read More
To paraphrase a well-worn koan: If a pair of dirty hipster sex blogs get NSFW on the internet and nobody links to them or knows they exist, can they bring in any revenue?
Village Voice Media has been quietly publishing two sex-oriented websites—Naked City NY and Naked Read More