A list of websites to replace Gawker

By now, it's no secret that I miss Gawker. This post isn't being made to justify my thoughts about why the site was important in this age (you can read those in my previous Gawker goodbye posts), it's instead being made to make a list of sites I've found myself visiting more now that Gawker is gone.

So if you're in the same boat as me, maybe you'll find that visiting one or all of these following sites somehow fills the void that Gawker has left. No single site though stands out as a clear replacement which really kind of bums me out. But onto the future I guess...!

  1. Vox - Beautiful to browse and often filled with similar Gawker-like stories, minus the real garbage I suppose. Polished, if you will.
  2. Digg - Yes, this is technically a news aggregator, but unlike Reddit which is [supposedly] strictly driven by users' upvotes, Digg has a frontpage that is actually curated/edited by people which means less silly stuff and more actual news. The downside? Less silly stuff.
  3. Concourse - Technically a subdomain of Deadspin, this site is probably the closest thing to the old Gawker that I am reading at the moment (Deadspin was a part of Gawker Media before being sold to Univision).