Sploid on MeFi on wimps. July 31, 2006 5:29 PM   Subscribe

As Balinsong discovered, Sploid takes note of this MeFi thread.
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:29 PM (14 comments total)

Thanks, just throw money.
posted by Balisong at 5:33 PM on July 31, 2006

who/what is sploid?
posted by wilful at 5:36 PM on July 31, 2006

Sploid is part of Nick Denton's Gawker Media family of websites (e.g. Gawker, Defamer, Fleshbot, Gridskipper, Lifehacker, Wonkette, etc.)
posted by ericb at 5:41 PM on July 31, 2006

what is sploid?

It's a news filter/agregator. Heavily editorialized, but usually with several links to real news stories in their posts.
posted by Balisong at 5:42 PM on July 31, 2006

And there's only one N in Balisong.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:51 PM on July 31, 2006

But there's three G's in Aggregator.
posted by Balisong at 5:54 PM on July 31, 2006

Given that MetaFilter is regularly being cited in the New York Times and such, I think examples such a Sploid cite are not worthy of special notice. We've been noticed by sites of this caliber for a long time, and frequently.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 5:58 PM on July 31, 2006

What EB said.
posted by keswick at 6:02 PM on July 31, 2006

I harrumphily await the day our gibberings here are noted by aliens.

I won't settle for less.
posted by furiousthought at 6:30 PM on July 31, 2006 [1 favorite]

Blog links to other blog. News at 11.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:32 PM on July 31, 2006

Ahh Balingsong, a fine fellow, I remember when me and him and stiltetto and bowwie used to put on our party sheaths and paint the town red.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:23 PM on July 31, 2006 [1 favorite]

That wasn't paint.
posted by Balisong at 7:33 PM on July 31, 2006


I've linked up MetaFilter many times over at Sploid. If the MeFi comments are as interesting/informative/ridiculous as the article itself, it's good to send people to the discussion as well as the linked articles. Plus, it's a way to say "High Five the Stick!" to sites I regularly scan for possible Sploid crap. (We link to Fark threads sometimes, too ... shhhhhh.)

'Course, we do the old-school "link a relevant (or not) bit of text," which makes it more fun for people who don't check where they're headed before they clicky the click.
posted by kenlayne at 9:38 PM on July 31, 2006

Mefite reads article from MeFi, posts to own blog. Film at eleven.
posted by Eideteker at 10:30 PM on July 31, 2006

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