Silicon Valley Needed Gawker Media

With the recent death of Gawker 2.0, I want to explain how the first Gawker acted as a flawed guardian of the startup world.

Perhaps Valleywag maintained a balance of power between the worst behavior in the startup world and everyone else. Only some investor-enabled psychopathic founders fail to the level of Theranos. The ecosystem was healthier when startups had a chance for headlines they didn’t want.

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