Ad-Free Gawker And Page Six Blogs Launched
An anonymous blogger has launched two Blogspot-hosted Blogger blogs. One steals Gawker's entire editorial content word for word. The other steals the Post's Page Six content. The only thing these two blogs leave behind are the ads. In an announcement email about the Page Six Blog, the emailer claiming to be "a v" wrote, "The idea of the NY POST becoming spam peddlers has forced us to create a blog to alleviate gossip hounds of any barriers to daily trash. We don't like registration gates and here is our method of bypassing them."
Both blogs provide ad-free content. The Page Six Blog allows visitors to view Page Six content without having to go through registration. Unsurprisingly, inquiry emails to "a v" have gone unanswered. Either this will turn into a giant legal cease and desist party or it will turn out to be some kind of insider joke. Tick, tock, tick, tock...
UPDATE: "a v" responds to email: "This is a piece of performance art meets media. We wanted to see if we can draw viewership away from popular online blogs and news sites by removing the advertising. Would people actually enjoy the site more without the pop up advertising, drag overs, and other obtrusive types of online banner advertising?
Plus most people read the NY POST for the Gossip only so to us it was interesting to note that and really expose the NY POST for the right wing rag that it is. Also we have come to the conclusion that the registration process adopted by the POST was done in an effort to collect emails. We do not endorse spam dealers or peddlers!"