Thursday, April 07, 2005

Drudge gets competition

MarketWatch reports Matt Drudge has owned the online news/gossip/investigative reporting/scaremongering Web space for almost 10 years. That may be set to end Wednesday, as blog publisher Nick Denton is launching, a tabloid Web site for breaking news with attitude.

"Sploid is a news site with a tabloid mentality -- top stories up top, played big, as fast as they break," Denton said in an e-mail. "If there's a political line, it's anarcho-capitalist -- sniffing out hypocrisy and absurdity, whether from salon left or religious right."

TLA thought Sploid is serious eye candy.... a seedier version of Google News Top Stories that apparently incorporates flickr technology

I took a look at Sploid and thought it looked more like The Onion than Drudge or Google News Top Stories, but "different strokes for different folks" and "your mileage may vary"

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