Heads up: At or around 11:00 a.m. today (Monday, March 2), we're re-merging the Gawker Newsfeed with the Gawker.com front page. The old Newsfeed URL will redirect to Gawker.com, and posts that were previously published or shared to Newsfeed will now be shared to the front page instead.
Heads up to regular commenters: Sometime this week the Gawker Media tech team will give us a head start on following people for the new sections by migrating the main page's "follow list" to each sub-blog (with the exception of the Vane and Valleywag, which have well-defined communities and more closely moderating bloggers). I'm hoping this will assuage some frustrations with and doubts about the Slow Gawker system.
Having finally gotten fed up with that ancient (2010?) advertising video, I wrote a new masthead post/about page that will hopefully be useful to new readers or visitors looking for information.
As part of our end-of-year process, all Gawker Media site leads were asked to submit planning memos for the next year. In the interests of transparency, here's mine.