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’

    … and pundits, who jostle daily for the attention, and Rivera and Techmeme’s team of editors. Rivera spoke to Digiday about the state of tech media, Techmeme’s crusade to crush clickbait, and why he’s not optimistic about the Dan Lyons’ era at Valleywag. You get into a lot of Twitter fights. What’s the deal there? All those “fights” are easy and fun…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 19 readers -
  • The Top 10 Brand Editors of 2014

    … the production of a steady stream—up to 20 posts a day—of shareable content, from heavily reported articles to light-hearted puppy pics and memes. That’s what the Internet is for, right? Tomas Kellner — Managing Editor, GE Reports GE’s award-winning online magazine, GE Reports, succeeds by focusing on tech, business, and innovation—not on advertising…

    Yael Grauer/ The Content Strategistin Content- 39 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- 12 readers -
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