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- 17 readers -
  • The Top 10 Brand Editors of 2014

    … writing the second season of HBO’s Silicon Valley. In 2015, the former Newsweek tech editor will be taking over as editor of Valleywag, Gawker Media’s controversial tech gossip site. It’s a clichéd buzzword, but “disrupt” is what comes to mind when you think of what Lyons has accomplished in the ever-evolving media business. Jay Moye — Senior Writer…

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

    … been a Gamergate target. Still, neither offered a statement on the matter other than to say they supported one issued by their trade group the Entertainment Software Association. “Threats of violence and harassment are wrong. They have to stop. There is no place in the video game community—or our society—for personal attacks and threats,” ESA…

    John Mcdermott/ Digiday- 11 readers -
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