jan 7

Gawker Pains

So this is sorta interesting.... last week Nick Douglas did a post on Gawker about 2 Girls 1 Cup. The commenters FREAKED like nothing I've ever seen since the last time I made fun of MetaFilter. But realizing that their freakouts would in fact lead to more pageviews for the post (and per the new retribution model, more money for Nick), the community decided to take their comments to a four-month old post instead. Crafty, this industry's audience. [via]


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Happy hunting! Yes, I'm a Gawker commenter patiently watching the evolution.

posted by Kewgr at 4:05 PM on January 7, 2008

it should be pointed out that the freaking was not because we were shocked (SHOCKED!) to hear about 2 girls 1 cup, but because the new model of gawker involves posting 3-month-old news. or, as per denton's weekend posts, year-old news. insulting, no?

posted by slinkimalinki at 4:16 PM on January 7, 2008

Gawker readers were also probably insulted that page views were going to be tied to a widely searched Internet item.

posted by Sara at 5:27 PM on January 7, 2008

just looked at another post ("facebook is over" or something) and boy are the comments turning astonishingly ugly.

posted by josh at 1:04 AM on January 8, 2008

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