Top Bloggers In Pictures
You know their blogs and may have heard their names. Here’s a rundown in pictures of some of the favorite bloggers on the web.
started as a magazine in 1988 by Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair.
It became a website in 1995 and later relaunched as a weblog on January 21, 2000 described as a "directory of wonderful things." Over time, Mark Frauenfelder was joined by three co-editors: Cory Doctorow, David Pescovitz, and Xeni Jardin. All four Boing Boing contributors are or have been contributing writers for Wired magazine.
BoingBoing might be the king of moneymaking blog, its ad sales top $1 million a year.
Boing Boing founder Mark Frauenfelder and co-editors David Pescovitz, Xeni Jardin and Cory Doctorow.
Launched in March 2004, Engadget
is a popular technology weblog about consumer electronics. It has won several awards and it currently has four different sites, all operating simultaneously with each having its own staff.
Engadget is updated multiple times a day. It also posts popular rumors about the technological world. Since its founding, dozens of writers have written for or contributed to Engadget.
Peter Rojas founded and created engadget.com with Weblogs, Inc. It’s not the first blog he’s created; he also founded gizmodo.com.
Peter Rojas, founder of Engadget.
Senior Editors Paul Miller, Thomas Ricker, Evan Blass and Ryan Block.
is a blog which focuses on video games. Kotaku is part of Gawker Media’s network of sites. The website is often seen as an alternative for news and reviews to bigger, higher-profile sites such as IGN or GameSpot - it is seen as having a more friendly, casual, entertaining style and a less corporate attitude.
Unlike similar blogs, including competitor Joystiq, Kotaku is known for its practice of requiring editor approval for users to register for the site, and for publicly banning users deemed to be disruptive to the atmosphere of the site's discussions.
Contributing editor Michael McWhertor.
Managing editor Brian Crecente and contributing editors Brian Ashcraft and Michael Fahey.
The simple concept of Post Secret
was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed. No restrictions were made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before.
Since Frank Warren created the website on January 1, 2005 PostSecret has collected and displayed upwards of 2,500 original pieces of art from people across the United States and around the world.
The site, which started as an experimental Blogspot has a relatively constant style, giving all "artists" who participate some guidelines on how their secrets should be represented.
Founder Frank Warren.
The Huffington Post
is a progressive online news website and aggregated weblog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, featuring hyperlinks to various news sources and columnists. It was launched on May 9, 2005 as a news and commentary outlet.
The Huffington Post has an abundance of bloggers and commentators contributing to the website.
Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post.
is a blog based in New York City that brings up-to-date information on everything New York City like news, events, food, and other local coverage. Gothamist is the flagship blog for GothamistLLC, a company that operates fifteen city-centric websites.
The website was founded in February 2003 and is edited by Jen Chung, who also serves as Executive Editor of all Gothamist sites. Jake Dobkin is the publisher of the blog.
Gothamist has received a number of awards and commendations. It was named a "Forbes Favorite" and a BusinessWeek "Best of the Web". In 2007, the website was named blog of the year by Wired magazine and given a Wired Rave Award.
Editors Jen Chung and Jake Dobkin.
is a popular technology weblog about consumer electronics. It is part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton.
The blog, launched in 2002, was originally edited by Peter Rojas, but he was recruited by Weblogs, Inc. to launch their similar technology blog Engadget. Apple, Inc.'s Steve Jobs noted that Gizmodo was his favorite gadgets blog, further fueling a long-standing feud between Gizmodo and Engadget.
By mid-2004, Gizmodo and Gawker together were bringing in revenue of $6,000 per month.
Gizmodo editors disrupted several presentations held at CES 2008 by secretly turning off flatscreen TVs using TV-B-Gone remotes. This resulted in one Gizmodo staff member being barred from CES 2008, and any future CES Events, with further action possibly taking place against Gizmodo.
Gizmodo's Editor Brian Lam and Sarah Meyers.
Senior Associate Editor Jason Chen and Contributing Editors Matt Buchanan and Adam Frucci.
Arrington started TechCrunch
in 2005 to profile the latest and greatest in Internet technology and startup companies. He began posting information and analysis on startups on his blog while he was doing research for his own company. His postings quickly turned into an obsession and as technophiles flocked to TechCrunch, advertisers followed suit.
Since 2005 the TechCrunch network of content sites has expanded dramatically, the website has now over 658,000 web feed subscribers. Techcrunch's first post was on June 11, 2005.
TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington.
Co-Editor Erick Schonfeld and writers Duncan Riley, Nick Gonzalez and Mark Hendrickson.
is a popular weblog that provides Web Technology news, reviews and analysis. It began publishing on April 20, 2003 and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the web. ReadWriteWeb was founded and is edited by Richard MacManus, with the help of a team of Web enthusiasts.
n June 2007 ReadWriteWeb was named as one of the 100 Blogs We Love by PC World magazine, who noted that RWW is a good "source for news on the latest Web 2.0 developments."
Richard MacManus, founder and editor.
, devoted to ridiculing celebrity fashion, made enough money through ad sales that its two authors, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, quit their television industry jobs so they could blog full-time. They insist that the blog's title uses the verb form of "fantastically ugly," their term of art for stars' over-the-top outfits.
The girls take celebrity photos from a wire service, add snarky comments about the getups, and click "publish." They get more than 3.5 million unique visitors a month.
Cocks says what started as a goofy joke between friends three years ago has become a successful company. It was launched in July, 2004.
Founders Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.
is a weblog about computer-tech tips and tricks to help you save time, and keep you sane which launched on January 31, 2005. The site is owned by Gawker Media.
Founder Gina Trapani was the sole Lifehacker blogger until September 2005, when two associate editors joined her.
The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday.
Founding editor Gina Trapani.
is news blog focuses on social networking and other online trends. It ranks among the largest blogs on the Internet.
Pete Cashmore started Mashable on July 2005, to write about the emerging trend of mashups, which he defines as "the fusing of multiple Web services." He didn't expect to make a living from it when he began but now it's more than a full-time job.
Mashable founder and editor Pete Cashmore.
Contributors Kristen Nicole, Adam Ostrow and Adam Hirsch.
is a site that gathers, organizes, tags, and captions some of the most funny and weird pictures of cats and other animals from the Internet. This blog rocketed to the top of the blogosphere after a Hawaii-based pair started it on a lark. Since its launch in January 2007, Cheezburger's traffic has doubled each month according to Eric Nakagawa, aka Cheezburger, who gave up his job as a software developer to play Cheezburger full-time.
ICanHasCheezburger founder Eric Nakagawa.
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