Gawker has been been a hot topic as of late around the blogsphere and in the media.
Between Nick Denton firing much of the (now former) staff to the infamous Nick Douglas post describing (among other grossness on teh Internets) 2 Girls, 1 Cup.
After that post, Gawker-watchers said that Gawker had finally “jumped the shark“. Even the New York Times has written about it.
My biggest fear is when Gawker finally (deservedly) does die, that it doesn’t take it’s parent company (Gawker Media) with it.
I like a number of their sites. It would be a shame to see them all go. I’d miss Consumerist, Gizmodo, Fleshbot, Valleywag and most of all, my beloved Lifehacker.
I can’t imagine that Gawker would take it’s sister sites with it, but you never know. If this does happen, let’s hope the editors of the sites I’ve mentioned (are you listening, Gina?) have already made alternate plans to keep their sites going.