engadget & Gizmodo

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by maflynn, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not sure if anyone frequents both sites, or even just one but I notice that most of the time, what ever is on engadget makes its way to Gizmodo.

    For instance, both sites have a hands on with the Canon PowerShot G11.

    The frequency appears to be more then coincidence, any thoughts on this or am I just off my rocker in thinking this.
     
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Gizmodo has kinda lost it as of lately. Lots of ads and clutter and NSFW posts (I like to read it at work)... so I like engadget better.
     
  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Well they were both started by the same guy, so that could be one reason.
     
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    Most of the stuff on both websites is deliberately planted there by technology companies. The reason you see the article about the Canon Powershot G11 is that both sites would have received one for review from Canon, but both sites would be obliged not to publish the review until a certain date (today).

    Very little of either site's ouput is original or "journalistic" in any way.
     
  5. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    I had no idea - perhaps there's some sort of business relationship as well.
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe. They were both started by Peter Rojas, and rarely if ever acknowledge each other.

    It's kind of like these two sites:

    http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/
    http://www.slashfilm.com/

    Same stories, similar podcasts, etc.
     
  7. Melrose Suspended

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    Word. So much of the media that surrounds us is manipulated.

    I go to Engadget out of habit, but Gizmodo occasionally has some cool stuff. A while ago they had a couple Photoshop articles that butchered Kim Jong Il and "Technology of today in iconic photographs" that had me stitched up for a while. But professional? No, not really..
     

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