Valleywag

Valleywag is a Gawker Media blog with gossip and news about Silicon Valley personalities. It was initially launched under the direction of editor Nick Douglas in February 2006. After Douglas was fired, the blog was taken over by Owen Thomas. Thomas himself left in May 2009, to be replaced by Ryan Tate. It was the first to break some stories, such as the leaking of a Gene Simmons sex tape. However, it has been criticized for broadcasting unsubstantiated and damaging gossip about people who are not in the public eye, such as a college intern who falsely called in sick to work and had it publicized across the Internet by Valleywag.
Posts about Valleywag
  • Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’

    … who is actually doing things right? I think several publications are essential and, at their best, do great work. Techmeme would be in really bad shape without the top 10 to 15 publications, [like TechCrunch and VentureBeat]. This isn’t to say their stories are uniformly great. A fair portion of the stories on most of these sites are unexceptional…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 17 readers -
  • The Top 10 Brand Editors of 2014

    … — Marketing Fellow, HubSpot Tech writer Dan Lyons, possibly best known as the creator of “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs,” wears many hats. In 2013 and 2014, he was a marketing fellow at HubSpot, where he helped the software company hone their content strategy as it launched an impressive IPO. In addition, Lyons spent the summer working with Mike Judge…

    Yael Grauer/ The Content Strategistin Content- 36 readers -
  • GamerGate presents brands with touch choices

    … several other advertisers which have been inundated with requests that they, too, cease advertising with Gawker, and would like to distance themselves from the controversy. Today, Gawker said that Biddle would be taking a monthlong “sabbatical” while he move from his Valleywag co-editor job to a senior writer role at Gawker. That brands…

    John Mcdermott/ Digiday- 11 readers -
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