Gawker has ceased operations effective 22nd August, 2016. There are both positive and negative views on the shutting down of Gawker. This needull has been written by the editor of Gawker as the last post.
And so Gawker’s demise turns out to be the ultimate Gawker story. It shows how things work.
As our experience has shown, that freedom was illusory. The system is still there. It pushed back. The power structure remains. There are just some new people at the apex, prime among them the techlords flush with monopoly profits. They are as sensitive to criticism as any other ruling class, but with the confidence that they can transform and disrupt anything, from government to the press.