On January 3, 2012, Gawker’s incoming editor-in-chief, A.J. Daulerio, wrote a post about the different Gawkers he had been asked to create. His mandate was to create a site with the digestible content of HuffPo (this made sense in 2012), attracting audiences with the influence of the Times and the community of…
At the end of 2015, which feels like many, many years ago, I wrote a post on the top comments of the year which started like this:
This is a lot late, but since I went to the Online News Association conference in Denver last month, one of the presentations has been on my mind.
Last week, Google AMP celebrated its first birthday. Gizmodo was included in Google’s list of AMP users, along with The Washington Post, Wired, Slate, plista and Relay Media.
Two weeks ago was the Online News Association’s 2016 Conference, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. I went to listen, learn, and see if there are any tips I can bring back to GMG.
This week, we got A/B testing working on our AMP pages. While we really like AMP, we had more trouble than I expected due to some rough edges and components of the AMP documentation that I think are slightly misleading, so I figured I would write down my experiences here.
A few weeks ago, one of my editors pointed out that Gawker’s traffic graphs on Quantcast looked less ‘spike-y’ and asked me if I had noticed. I pulled up a graph of our traffic over the last 2+ years and immediately saw what she was referring to.
It’s becoming clear that Airbnb completed a large removal of New York City listings right before releasing data to the press last year. However, the manipulation may have never been discovered if not for a real estate trade reporter following up on tips from hosts. But as one of the few people who saw the data, I want…
Most of us at Gawker Media are happy to say goodbye to this garbage year, but our community of commenters was as good as ever in 2015.
As part of Airbnb’s charm offensive in NYC, the company has pledged to release data about hosting in the city. Of course, Airbnb’s definition of a data ‘release’ is a little different from mine.
Last week, the personalization team tested out our first new feature: the recommended post module.
Attached are the slides for the presentation I gave at the Predictive Analytics Summit in Chicago today.