June 8, 2009
Gina Trapani, founding editor of Lifehacker, launches another blog over at HarvardBusiness.org. Work Smarter is “less nerd more business” according to Trapani, who will update the blog on a weekly basis.
I’m still finding my legs and meeting the audience over at Work Smarter, but I’m thrilled to be hanging out with the brilliant folks there, at least virtually.
The first post is about workspaces, by the way.
Tags: blog launch, Gina Trapani, HarvardBusiness.org, Work Smarter
March 3, 2009
My hat’s off to Gina Trapani (whom I interviewed recently) for an excellent reviewish post about netbooks. Or mini-PCs or whatever we’re allowed to call them these days (Psion has a patent, claims to be using it). You know the type, the small cheap computers made popular with the Asus Eee PC and now available in a plethora of models from a whole bunch of manufacturers. I myself have had an Eee PC 900, and a Kohjinsha SH6 before that (still around actually), and the current one is a Lenovo S10e, which I just won’t let go.
I could write a review on these machines, these products. It would start with my initial thoughts on the design, I’d go through the hardware aspects, and then I’d ramble on, do some benchmarks perhaps, get a photo gallery up there… You know the deal, it’s been done a thousand times.
Or I could do a review 2.0. read more
Tags: featured, Gina Trapani, Microblogging, review, Smarterware, social networks, Twitter
February 19, 2009
Gina Trapani is the much celebrated founder of popular blog Lifehacker, a part of the Gawker Media blog network. She left the lead editor role just over a month ago and is now doing columns only, as well as writing post for her recently launched Smarterware blog. So where does she stand now? Let’s find out!
Congratulations on the launch of Smarterware, Gina! What can readers expect from your new blog, and how does it differ from your previous work at Lifehacker?
Smarterware is a personal tech blog, which means I’m going to take off the distanced reporter hat I wore a lot at Lifehacker and be a fan, and speak in the first person. Blogs are perfect for that, but when a news blog like Lifehacker grows its audience and its staff, it’s easy to get away from that and read more like a magazine.
Tags: Gina Trapani, Lifehacker, Smarterware
February 9, 2009
Gina Trapani, of Lifehacker fame, have launched a new blog called Smarterware. She calls it her soapbox and the idea is to blog about whatever she feels like, in tech that is. Which is to say, expect reasons to convert to the Android and her must have Windows XP apps, to name a few excellent posts that are up already.
Here I will testify to the tech I love, admire the folks who are doing something right, describe how I use my favorite digital tools, and figure out ways to get work done more efficiently and creatively.
A good read for sure. And you got to love any launch post that has these words in it:
You won’t find ads or Digg badges or two dozen posts a day here. What you will find is stuff that fired off a synapse or two in my head and lots of sentences that involve the words “I”, “me”, and “my.”
I’ll most certainly follow this one.
Tags: blog launch, Gina Trapani, Smarterware
January 16, 2009
You probably recall the news that Gina Trapani steps down from popular Gawker Media blog Lifehacker, with Adam Pash picking up the reins. Well, today’s the day, and she’s got a nostalgic post up, looking back at launching Lifehacker, what happened next, and so. It’s an interesting read, so check it out.
Tags: Adam Pash, Gawker Media, Gina Trapani, Lifehacker
January 6, 2009
Popular blog Lifehacker, a part of the Gawker Media blog network, is seeing some changes come January 16. Lead editor Gina Trapani is stepping down, and Adam Pash will take her place.
After a wild and woolly four years at the helm, I’m stepping down from the site lead position to work on Some New Stuff on a day-to-day basis in 2009. To be clear, my decision has nothing to do with the big bad economy or any kind of scandalous company blow-up—it’s just time for me to move onto new projects. It’s tough letting go of something I love so dearly, but it’s easier knowing it will be in very capable hands.
Good to hear, no Nick Denton slashing the workforce this time.
Adam Pash has been a Lifehacker contributor for 3 years, so he should know how things work. Also, Gina Trapani will continue to post on the blog, as well as do some other stuff, so she’s not disappearing totally. A little more in the announcement post.
Tags: Adam Pash, blog network, Gawker Media, Gina Trapani, Lifehacker