: It’s Gawker’s birthday. What an amazing rise. In only a year, Gawker:
– Established itself as a must-read in media, fashion, and other stratospheric demographics.
– Got quoted everywhere, including on Page One of the New York Times.
– Established weblogs as a real media property.
– Made a star of and a paid career for foundress Elizabeth Spiers.
Creating not only a great new media property but proving the concept for a new medium is an amazing accomplishment by Nick Denton. He won’t toot that horn. So I will. Congratulations, Nick, Choire, and Elizabeth.