Several people have asked for clarification on our social media guideline, which I mentioned might be in review. The following, developed by our editorial leadership, is Gawker Media's current thinking.

Gawker Media is committed to allowing its writers and editors to publish news and opinions independently on our sites, without knuckling under to political or commercial pressures. Use Facebook or tweet to your heart's content, but know that it is a brutal world out there, full of people waiting to impute bad faith onto everything you say. So if you're going to be an incorrigible idiot, be an incorrigible idiot on our sites—not on some random social media service.