Nick Denton on Gizmodo’s misbehaviour at CES:
“I’d rather the Gizmodo team ran into trouble now and then. Better that than the bland compliance to consumer electronics press releases that makes sites like CNET’s so boring.”
Hey Nick, how about instead of taking the easy, page-view-raking option of “pranksters” (another way of saying “cruel assholes”) you break that “bland compliance to consumer electronics press releases” by doing something that seems out of vogue: finding out about products before they’re press released? In other words, do some journalism.
What message is this sending? That it’s OK to play “pranks” on people, video the results, and use it for page views? What comes next? Pissing on someone dying and shouting that it’s “great YouTube material”?