Who is Vox Media writing for?

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El Tomboto, Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:14 (two years ago) link

xp otm

if young satchmo don't trumpet i'm gon shoot you (m bison), Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:30 (two years ago) link

I would say we need a eugenics program to keep anyone who goes around professing a 160 iq from reproducing, but they're doing pretty well with that on their own.

mh 😏, Sunday, 12 February 2017 14:59 (two years ago) link

I can't believe I never started a thread on what a shit show wired magazine is

El Tomboto, Monday, 13 February 2017 17:24 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

who is writing for vox media?

http://deadspin.com/leaked-data-show-vast-majority-of-sb-nation-page-views-1803138754

like no kidding SB nation is an aggregator

I just assume all those volunteers are big Jon Bois fans and are just contributing their FanPosts as a sort of sweat-equity Patreon to keep the Jon Bois Content Dream alive.
I mean who would not support this guy: https://www.sbnation.com/2017/7/24/16003968/17776-questions-and-answers

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:32 (one year ago) link

Suggest Ban Nation?

President Keyes, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:37 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

it is boggling to me that there is still any audience for the verge or re/code since they are both terrible, overly earnest tech / nerd verticals that cover almost nothing that their competition doesn't, and the UX is still shit whether you're on mobile or desktop, etc etc.

I guess I still keep loading the verge in a tab from time to time because I hope one day it will improve despite knowing that the vox media house style is always going to grate and only 1 out of 40 times am I going to see anything I'm remotely interested in actually reading. It would be nice to see the whole farm pivot away from being so fucking watery and ditch the pretentiously neutered prose, but that seems highly unlikely. If it ain't broke don't fix it, I guess.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 3 December 2017 01:50 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

went back to the verge again, they're asking what people would want in a membership / premium version (?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!??!??!!?!!?!?) and they couldn't even cover the new Star Wars trailer properly. Also, hilariously, almost none of the ads loaded in Safari on mobile. everybody loses!

The entire Vox Media enterprise makes it crystal clear that the only thing that matters is how easy it is to buy and sell ads while keeping overhead (i.e. staff writer wages) as "reasonable" as possible. Whether or not I, consumer, click on the ads clearly has no bearing on the system; whether the content is remotely interesting to anyone is the most trivial concern. It's like the iMDB model exported to news verticals. If anybody who actually understands this shit first hand would care to educate me as to why I'm wrong I'd love to learn.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 14 April 2019 18:42 (three months ago) link


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