I hate linking to things that I’ve seen mentioned on a handful of other sites, but Gawker.com, a “weblog magazine” in and about New York gets me excited for two reasons. First, because I want there to be something like that in London. Is there anything like that in London? Aren’t we simply reduced to the tabloidness of This is London/The Evening Standard or the eternally slap-me-round-the-head-why-did-they-never-get-it dumb Time Out London? Where’s the smart and net-savvy London weblog magazine?
The second thing that gets me excited about Gawker is the right-hand column contains two columns of links. This makes the secondary column seem more beefy and wide, which I like. The LA Times used to do this well. It makes me think computer screens are growing, that we’re inching into the future, that we can absorb more than a single column of information at a time, that third and fourth columns crammed with supportive and related information will gradually appear near our scrollbars until our heads explode in blipvert-like resistance.