In other news, Valleywag, and my ongoing ombudsmanship of Ryan Tate, ends officially today with the introduction of Gawker’s partial feeds.
Here’s why this is a dumb idea, Gawker:
Even when I blog once or twice a month to criticize you, I’m sending attention and pagerank your way. That leads to more traffic through higher rankings in memetrackers, and better placement in Google. People like me, other bloggers, behave similarly. If I can’t read your stuff quickly and easily, you’re far less likely to get any attention from me or people like me.