Internet Week New York comes fast. So, here's Alex Blagg teaching us how to come up with killer panel topics in a most unique fashion. Let's just say, there's a blindfold involved. If you want to "Make the Stage," watch this video to get your buzz words going.
Want an angel investor to bankroll your next project? Well, here's the way to get one. Get into an elevator with them, raise your voice and then slam them against a wall. Worst case scenario you'll get their business card.
John Carney, editor of the readable financial news and gossip site Dealbreaker (founded by original Gawker Elizabeth Spiers), is leaving to edit a new, similar site from Silicon Alley Insider called "ClusterStock." Caroline Waxler, formerly at MainStreet.com, will be heading up fellow SAI blog the Business Sheet. SAI itself is losing its managing editor Peter Kafka, who will be starting a new media and advertising blog for AllThingsD. And wrestling champ Alex "Blue States Lose" Blagg is leaving his blogging gig at BestWeekEver. See, jobs exist!
With nary a crotch-covering laptop shot among them, the latest hot blogger list distinguishes itself by rounding up ten guys. My sweaterbear editor insists this is the most important list ever — probably because it features ursine crush object Alex Blagg from VH1's Best Week Ever. I'm just waiting for when the nudity gets as gratuitous — Jason Kottke! — as the linking.
Alex "Blue States Lose" Blagg is a pretty prototypical New York blogger, except for the fact that he used to wrestle in high school. That bit of athletic glory in his past somehow inspired him to arrange an actual, physical wrestling match with Quentin "Rampage" Jackson, the current Ultimate Fighting Championship champion and honest-to-god badass of the first order [Best Week Ever]. We won't give away who won this battle of equals! The full video is after the jump. Keep in mind that Rampage's favorite technique is called the "Power Bomb":
More boys for you! We're defining "news" very loosely here (not to mention "boy"), but there is at least a pretense towards conveying some kind of informational communication in most of these vlogs, at least sometimes. Some hugging, likely no learning. On tap are Pedro Andrade, Alex Blagg, David Hauslaib, Drew Olanoff, and George Oliphant. Vote, jump, et cetera.
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