Editorial Wrap-Up, Week of September 1st, 2014

For me, a week of planning to plan. I'll be formalizing a weekly editorial stand-up meeting, starting Monday after next. I'm working with each of the site leads to codify their site missions and editorial plans for 2015. And while I intended to be dragged behind a car today—for a reason—I instead stayed in the office… » 9/05/14 11:49am 9/05/14 11:49am

Gawker Media Hits 80 Million U.S. Uniques (And Q4 Awaits)

Earlier this year, I set a traffic goal for the Gawker Media Network of 80 million U.S. uniques, to be achieved by the end of the year. I'm pig-in-shitted to announce that as of today, Gawker Media has crossed that line, bringing in 81.3 million U.S. uniques over the last 30 days, as part of a greater 126.8 million… » 8/28/14 2:06pm 8/28/14 2:06pm

Let's Teach Nick Denton About Motorcycle Jackets

Ol' Man Denton wanted to buy a scooter. Nothing wrong with that. "I like scooters fine. But why not just get a motorcycle?" I asked. Especially since he was looking at 600-pound BMW maxi-scooters, which are great machines, but not exactly the little Soho-to-Brooklyn runabout he was talking about in the first place. » 7/09/14 11:39am 7/09/14 11:39am

Editorial Wrap-Up, Week of June 15th

You know what we have this week? A product roadmap for Kinja. That probably doesn't sound that exciting—and as a document, it's not! It's all just bullet points and lists—but what it means is that the Product team is out there banging away at improvements to Kinja all over the place, working in parallel on lots of… » 6/20/14 2:57pm 6/20/14 2:57pm

Editorial Wrap-Up, Week of May 16th

I'm over at the venue for Gizmodo's Home of the Future event. It's gonna be a weird one. (Good weird!) I'm ostensibly over here overseeing, but I must confess I'm spending a little bit of time with the lighting guys figuring out how professional, modern lighting consoles work. I made a big light spin around and I felt… » 5/16/14 12:04pm 5/16/14 12:04pm