: Any day now, you’ll get to see the latest nanomedia product from the weblog mogul — weblogs’ very own Rupert — Nick Denton: Gawker is a New York weblog written by one of my favorite blogger-hyphen-writers, Elizabeth Spiers (so that’s where she’s been); published by Denton; and designed by Jason Kottke (whose wonderful logo is all you can see at Gawker.com right now). It will be filled with news, gossip, event tips, a very useful list of links to every essential New York service on the Web, and some surprises.
I’ve been lucky enough to be watching Gawker sprout and have been reading its dress rehearsals lately. It is going to be great. Gawker will be worth reading for what it is — an entertaining, provocative, useful, current must-read for New Yorkers and those who love it — but also what it represents for the medium: like Denton’s Gizmodo, the gadget blog, Gawker takes the amateur (yes, that’s a compliment) form of weblogs and gives it a clear purpose and a polished professionalism as well as an economic reason to live.
I’ll let you know when it’s live.