Boing Boing Launches Gadget Blog
Posted on August 28, 2007
The people behind the popular Boing Boing blog have decided to take on blogs like Engadget, Gizmodo and the other gadget blogs. Boing Boing's gadget blog is called Boing Boing Gadgets or bbGadgets for short. Boing Boing co-founder Mark Frauenfelder announced the launch of the new blog and says Joel Johnson, a former Gizmodo editor and Dethroner founder, will be editing Boing Boing's gadget blog.
While Boing Boing has always covered personal technology, the four of us (Cory, David, Xeni, and I) believed a critical, intelligent, optimistic, and selective blog about personal technology and consumer electronics would be a fine addition to Boing Boing. But who could we trust to oversee a tech blog that the four of us would want to read? Actually, it wasn't hard to find that person. We went straight to Joel Johnson, a former Gizmodo editor and founder of Dethroner. Joel is smart, funny, knowledgeable, and curious about technology. He was our first, and unanimous, choice to run Gadgets.boingboing.net. And we're grateful he agreed to come on board.Other changes on Boing Boing include a cleaner look and the return of comments. Teresa Nielsen Hayden, who has a blog called Making Light, will be managing Boing Boing's comments and community.