Gotham’s gaudy Gawker

Blog's cool quotient could be higher with search

http://www.gawker.com/

Do I really want to write about Gawker?

Writing about Gawker, a blog that chronicles in minute detail the gossipy turmoil of New York’s media scene, probably guarantees a mention on Gawker itself — or does it? Will this micro-review be spurned in favor of cooler blurbs by Gawker, which is currently focused on who’s in the Hamptons, more accurately who’s IN in the Hamptons.

And whether a link is had, what will the final effect be on the relative coolness of this column, Gawker itself, and the celebrities whose sightings were posted at the time I wrote this (David Duchovny, Peter Berg, David Cross and a Stroke)?

Nick Denton, currently incarnated as celeberati blog publisher, is the name commonly associated with Gawker, though the site is unbylined, and written by Elizabeth Spiers. Overall, the site’s fun to dip into, and despite the sass quotient, certain folk would love to see their names mentioned here — which is why the site could really benefit from the addition of a search tool.

Got a site to share with me? Email tfsmith@reedbusiness.com

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