Comments on: The rise and fall of Gawker media Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:58:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: Snertly Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:13:17 +0000 NuGawker launched on 2/7.

At this point in time, it’s pretty obvious that the decision to roll out NuGawker was an impulsive, and nearly groundless, bit of hopefulness to leverage the new design intro on top of the Chris Lee, Craigslist Congressman story.

The story fizzled in record time, and six weeks later NuGawker still doesn’t match the features and agility of the Classic design. Anyone can go to Quantcast and see that traffic is significantly down, yet paradoxically page views per person are way up.

Denton has publicly poo-pooed the idea of site community, yet Quantcast also says that it is regular visitors, i.e. self-identified community members, who are responsible for the majority of traffic. Businesses that treat their customers with such contempt seldom last.

By: ADougherty Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:49:01 +0000 “Denton seems to be pretty sure of himself in thinking that the future of the web is not in blogs but in the magazine design he’s now embracing; a design more suited for an iPad or even a television.”

Yet strangely enough the new site doesn’t work on mobile devices. It auto redirects you to the mobile site on an iPad. So I guess it wasn’t really thought out all that well.

By: princesslala Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:20:42 +0000 What’s left to say about the redesign that hasn’t been said? The site is still super-broken. It is splayed with moving gigantic ads. Who watches commercials anymore? Nobody. Because we don’t have to.
The bottom line is that Gawker is no fun anymore and Denton is a prick. Back when Gawker was really fun (and it was really, really fun!) even the fact that Denton was a prick seemed fun.