Gawker Media sites returned to their regularly scheduled format last night after the websites posted on a new, spare looking tumblrs while the servers struggled to get up and running after they were flooded.
“Hey, Old Pre-Superstorm Sandy Gawker is Back, You Guys,” Gawker EIC A.J. Daulerio posted last night. The tumblr had its fans, however. Mostly fans of the way things used to be, pre-Gawker redesign, post-invention of the Internet-weblog. And those fans will be inevitably disappointed that the site is back to normal.
Nick Denton is putting his money where his mouth is, placing a cash bet with Rex Sorgatz that the redesign of Gawker Media sites will help grow pageviews.
Official terms of the bet with Denton: We will check Quantcast on October 1, 2011. The goal is 510M pageviews/month. It’s $10 for every million over/under. Read More
StumbleUpon just responded by email to The Observer’s earlier story about how the Gawker redesign dropped Twitter and StumbleUpon in favor of just Facebook.
“Late last year, Gawker acknowledged StumbleUpon as its second largest source of social site referrals, behind only Facebook. Without our badges on their sites, we expect less Gawker content to Read More
Planes Trains & Automobiles
Turns out what’s bad for New Jersey is good for Long Island.
When Governor Chris Christie killed the ARC Tunnel, the nation’s largest single infrastructure project ever undertaken, he doomed thousands of Garden State residents to longer commutes for the forseeable future. But because the nixing of the project also means the abandonment of Read More