Well, it looks like I don't have to fear the Weblogs, Inc./Gawker Media catfight ending anytime soon. Calacanis, who wanted to make peace yesterday, lays a smackdown on Denton today.
As seen in BuzzMachine
Nick plays down the business of blogs for one reason: to pay people less. Trust me, Nick is not doing blogs just for the fun of it, or because he loves the medium. He is hiring people, putting up tons of google ad words, and spending money on expensive logos for a reason: he wants to make money. If he just wanted to do blogs for fun he would post to his personal blog and not be doing highly targeted, highly- profitable (read: porn and gadget) verticals.
That being said, there is nothing wrong with making this into a business. Who wouldn't want to work from home blogging and make a living?! Nick is a great businessman and he is going to be very, very successful and I commend him, even if we have different styles.
Well, if Gawker Media is the Shannon Doherty of the blogosphere, then Weblogs, Inc. is Kelly when she slept with Dylan while Brenda was in France. Play all nicey-nice on your blog and then sneak in a punch in the comments of another blog. I love it.
Blog Drama: Episode 3