one man's journey into creating gibblybits
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Taking the low road
Achieving Blog Nirvana
And in predictable Gawker Media form, the advice for absolute perfection and audience-pleasing posting? A magic combo of revenge, perversity, sex and Schadenfreude. Pretty much all the baser levels of discourse, IMHO.
I'm not criticizing Valleywag or Gawker, really. It's a sad commentary on our society. I mean, let's face it, TMZ is making mint on just this exact formula (and more power to them :)
But it's a little depressing when Valleywag is right, for a plethora of reasons I won't go into now ;)
So I leave this with one of my fave Oscar Wilde quotes:
“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.”
Think about this the next time you're reading comments on digg or perusing the muckitymuck of celeb blogs (of which I will admit to partake occassionaly).