Our tale this week starts in times long past. Well before Facebook, well before Twitter. Even before the war in Iraq. 2002 was a strange time, but in Web 2.0’s rocky infancy British journalist Nick Denton found opportunity. Thus began Gawker Media, a collection of blogs covering everything from New York gossip to video games.
Advertisers described it as “an Aquarian Exposition.” The _New York Daily News_’ early coverage headlined it “Hippies Mired in a Sea of Mud.” Today, Wikipedia calls it “one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history.” Conservapedia … Read More
Just by looking at the raw numbers, the election on November 2nd was historic. In the House of Representatives—in which all 435 slots were contested—Republicans gained 60 seats to secure a majority. In local legislative races, the GOP took 680 … Read More
The life a young adult is all about finding the next something. The next great TV series, the next hilarious party game, the next unsigned indie rock band. So when advertisements for a college-only social networking site start spawning on … Read More