Has Gawker jumped the snark? Discuss! Background reading: Leading Gossip Web Site May Have Jumped the Shark (October 2004) Gawker jumped the shark today, by Felix Salmon (February 2005). Incidentally, Salmon, a blogger for Portfolio's website, is quoted in the latest New York Times article, three years after his first pronouncement. One day he might actually be right! (Chart shows shark-jumping against pageviews per month, from January 2003 to January 2008, a projected figure.)