How can I view gizmodo.com?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by awmazz, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    It now redirects me to the local gizomodo.com.au version.

    If I wanted to read about irrelevant local Australian stories (ie, Telstra has a new LED billboard in Melbourne, like I give a toss) I'd pick up a newpaper or visit gizmodo.com.au (which I never do), not gizmodo.com.

    I really really hope this isn't the future of the internet - geographical restrictions, but it appears to be the tip of an oncoming iceberg. It's bad enough already that I now have to endure irrelevant geographical ads for Australian banks and airlines instead of topic-relevant (ie computer equipment) ads when I visit international computer sites. Now I cant even visit international computer sites?

    Ditto when I do google searches now, most of the links are fairly useless local Australian ones instead of the more relevant international ones.

    Is this the power of Google/advertisers now at work to change the face of the internet and rebuild borders to isolate us all again? ie, direct users to local geographical sites so as to maximize advertising dollars - ie instead of directing the ads, they are now directing the users?

    PS. What happens when someone outside of Australia tries to load gizmodo.com.au, do they get diverted to their own country's site as well?
     
  2. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    ca.gizmodo.com. It also has the old page style, which is a major plus. Why they crammed in all that javascript is beyond me. I only visit once or twice a day now, and it's with the mobile site on my phone.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Try a RSS reader. Plenty for Mac / iOS.

    I am in US, can access gizmodo.com.au (design works better than .com version)
     
  4. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    I get re-directed to uk.gizmodo.com but if I then delete the uk. in the address bar and press return it goes to the Gizmodo.com homepage like it used to.
     
  5. awmazz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ca.gizmodo.com and uk.gizmodo.com worked for me so I tried us.gizmodo.com and that worked too, so they haven't put the redirections on the subdomains yet.

    I don't know if any website is actually worth this. Honestly, I'm feeling that if they don't want me to view their site, I don't want to view it either.
     
  6. Xeperu macrumors 6502

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    Funny thing about the new gawker media sites is that they pretty much lost a ton of their traffic after the switch to the new layout.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/gizmodo.com#

    Fail design is fail.

    Also ca.gizmodo.com works fine for me. But I prefer their RSS feed anyway.
     

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