Tucker Carlson launched his new thing today: The Daily Caller. It's an exact mix of HuffPo and Drudge, and just as ugly as you'd expect that to be. (A ticker? Seriously, a ticker?) [via]
Is it sad that I got to the registration, saw "Must be at least 4 characters, letters and numbers only" next to USERNAME, couldn't think of a decent character to append to my initials and gave up on the site completely? There's a UX lesson in here somewhere...or a mental problem with me. Perhaps both.
posted by CRZ at 3:56 PM on January 11, 2010
Ugly, but guess what? Tucker's got tons of people who are going to contribute, presumably for nothing, plus his own not inconsiderable capacity to self-promote. Know what that means? .He's going to get more hits in one day than the elegant Fimoculous.com is going to get in 9 months. Alas, life is not fair. Believe it or not, and I know it may be a shock, but people ARE interested in content above asethetics--which is why every single political-media type has Drudge as their home page.
posted by Karl K at 12:25 PM on January 13, 2010
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