Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Gothamist and its swarm of -ist clones have been multiplying like crazy recently. One of the latest? That's right: Phillyist. While I'm proud that my former home has a snazzy new group blog, the whole naming scheme doesn't quite roll off the tongue the way Gothamist does. And why is it that all the other cities have to go by their real names (or common abbreviated names) instead of their nicknames. Granted, not all have a quick and easy nickname like Gotham, but still ... I think the new Parisist has the least roll-of-your-tongue goodness. It seems like they sort of limited their options with that brand, whereas Gawker Media just comes up with wacky-sounding sites and then references them back to the original.

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