The Wirecutter is a new website designed to do one thing: to tell you what the best particular product in a category is at any given moment. It is a project of Brian Lam, late of Gizmodo. Do you want to buy a TV? Great: here are the three TVs we endorse right now. Here's what Brian has to say about the site; here's the best way to use it.
What it is not is a "gadget blog." There's really plenty of those, and they're great! They cover every rollout, every product, every bit of rumor and whatnot in the tech world. The rest [...]
"Working at Goldman Sachs isn't inherently unethical; but-" -And that's when I clicked CLOSE TAB on the first article I randomly selected to read in the new non-profit magazine Good Men Project. However! Other parts of it look somewhat promising, so check it out if you are interested in man issues.
So Gawker publishes the pictures of the crazed contractors over at the US Embassy in Afghanistan. What do you do if you're a major TV network, and want to cover it? If you're MSNBC, you have on a staffer from former MSNBC honcho and current "contributor" Dan Abrams' new website to discuss it. It makes sense, if you think about it! One thing Gawker has never done is hire the sort of PR people that The Daily Beast and other websites have, people who basically handle TV bookings. Some websites just have that whole thing built right in though. Genius!
Oh, some iterations here today on the site itself. As we said early on, we are not going to get too attached to our digital face. It will change and we will experiment ceaselessly. Some things will please some; others will please The Others. (There are still two episodes of Lost sitting on my Tivo! When will I find the time?) This website itself, as you have probably gathered, is an experiment. So, fellow scientists, send all complaints, suggestions and beefs (along with your browser and OS info!) to notes at the awl. (Also, the office of David Cho would like to thank Rebecca Wiener for her invaluable assistance.)