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

    … When we think of talented editors, our minds probably jump to the overworked veterans who piece together our favorite consumer magazines. Those editors are shooting for National Magazine Awards, living on coffee and takeout. Brand editors, on the other hand, despite having the power to make or break a brand’s content marketing efforts, often go…

    Yael Grauer/ The Content Strategistin Content- 40 readers -
  • GamerGate presents brands with touch choices

    … have actively denounced GamerGate, Microsoft and Sony, the two most prominent console makers in the industry, are not succumbing to the group’s demands. Microsoft was continuing to advertise its new Xbox One console on Gawker gaming site Kotaku and Sony continuing to advertise its PlayStation 4 console on Vox’s gaming site Polygon, which has also…

    John Mcdermott/ Digiday- 13 readers -
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