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December 30, 2011
adamclarkestes:

The Best Tumblrs We’ve Ever Seen, This Year
Look I made a list! It was so much fun, I think I’ll start doing it once a week in 2012. The general gist:

Tumblr — land of teenage girls photographing their outfits in a mirror, home of the instant meme, and world of very, very pretty photographs of all things loved by hipsters — is a pretty fun place. The micro-blogging network will turn five next year, and 2011 saw its big shift from the adolescent edge of relevance to a global social media powerhouse.


Great list, with many of our favorites included.

adamclarkestes:

The Best Tumblrs We’ve Ever Seen, This Year

Look I made a list! It was so much fun, I think I’ll start doing it once a week in 2012. The general gist:

Tumblr — land of teenage girls photographing their outfits in a mirror, home of the instant meme, and world of very, very pretty photographs of all things loved by hipsters — is a pretty fun place. The micro-blogging network will turn five next year, and 2011 saw its big shift from the adolescent edge of relevance to a global social media powerhouse.

Great list, with many of our favorites included.

14:32 // 2 years ago
April 14, 2011
I have a great relationship with the blacks, I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.
Donald Trump, while announcing his candidacy for president. Read more at The Atlantic Wire. (via theatlantic) … This story has an amazing lede: "Is there a phrase more exciting to the politics junkie than "Newsmax Exclusive"? That’s the means by which the latest bit of Donald Trump news comes to us."

(via nationaljournal)

12:33 // 3 years ago
March 2, 2011
Digging The Atlantic Wire’s fresh redesign. Note to Gawker: This is how you freshen up the look of a site. (The posts view is also nice.)

Digging The Atlantic Wire’s fresh redesign. Note to Gawker: This is how you freshen up the look of a site. (The posts view is also nice.)

13:16 // 3 years ago
January 31, 2011
10:25 // 3 years ago
January 24, 2011

On newsy stuff we like reading that has nothing to do with Tumblr

jeffmiller asks: What are your favorite (non-Tumblr) websites for news. (Or rather, what news websites do you read on a daily basis?)

» We say: Outside of our staple news sites (Reuters, CNN, the NYT and such), my personal favorite site is Mediaite, which I think strikes the perfect balance between news and commentary, and I can guarantee to generally have its finger on the pulse. (The aftertaste is also a little better than Politico, generally.) I also like a lot of The Atlantic’s stable, including The Atlantic Wire, which is a bit of an unsung hero among news commentary sites. I also greatly adore Hacker News, where you can usually find something generally awesome going on, be it a cool startup or interesting technical debate, and have been a faithful reader of Pitchfork, Slashdot and Fark since the late ’90s. Gawker Media’s stuff is staple food for me, and I’ve been a huge fan of Dave Weigel especially since he moved over to Slate. As for news outlets that never get their fair shake, the Christian Science Monitor always has stuff well-suited to SFB articles. And there’s a lot to like about The Awl. (It’s our Office Hours! Ask us stuff!)

22:11 // 3 years ago
December 12, 2010
We imagined ourselves as a venture-capital-backed start-up in Silicon Valley whose mission was to attack and disrupt The Atlantic. In essence, we brainstormed the question, ‘What would we do if the goal was to aggressively cannibalize ourselves?’
Atlantic Media Company president Justin B. Smith • Revealing the secret that The Atlantic has used to become profitable this year after years in the red. Much of what they’ve done has not been to focus on the magazine, but to find ways to reinvent itself on the Web. The hiring of Andrew Sullivan from Time.com was a very good starting point;  from there, they’ve created really cool things to go along with that. (The Atlantic Wire – apparently a big success for the company –occasionally links to us, which is neat.) It’s cool to see a magazine like The Atlantic – long seen as the smartest kid on the block – reinvent itself for the Web. So, hey, Atlantic, since you’re thinking reinvention, whaddya think of a site that presents news in number-and-quote-and-blurb form? We hear it’s a growth market or something like that. (thanks futurejournalismproject)  source (viafollow)
22:29 // 3 years ago