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Gawker Traffic King Neetzan Zimmerman Leaves for Startup Whisper

The shocking media news broke today that Gawker’s Senior Editor Neetzan Zimmerman is leaving the company for a startup called Whisper, reports Capital New York.

According to the site:

In an email, Zimmerman said that the bulk of his responsibility at his new employer will be to boost the visibility and promote the sharing of content generated by Whisper’s user base.

Soon after the news hit cyberspace, Twitter newshound Matthew Keys tweeted this letter that Gawker’s management sent to their staff — it read, in part:

Since joining the company in 2012, Zimmerman had been responsible for more unique users on Gawker media sites than all other writers combined, according tothis.

Apparently Zimmerman’s role at Whisper will be to help get the brand’s name out there. USA Today reported on the startup, saying:

Whisper has seen explosive growth. Membership has swelled to more than 3 million using the app from just 500,000 six months ago. Monthly page views have ballooned to 2.5 billion from about 500 million in the same period. All of this points to a new craze around anonymous social sharing.

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  1. “IN DEFENSE OF NICK DENTON: I know NicK Denton and I want to say that I do not think he is a Pedophile! Nick is the publisher of Gawker, Gizmodo and other amazing
    magazines that mad history. He is highly respected in journalism.

    Jealously and sexual community politics are just trying to bring Nick down! Nick will be the first to tell you that he likes nothing better than gobbling some sweaty dudes knob. This is one of the reasons Republicans hate him.

    I know for a fact that one of these so called “innocent” boys was working as a New York street prostitute before they met Nick.It is almost certain that any assertions by young boys has more to do with Nick’s wealth than his actions. He has always been a “look-but-don’t-touch” kind of guy with young boys. Also, some of the staff from
    Gawker have a vendeta against him over his non payments and they hsave
    not even had a hearing. The money to NAMBLA was not from Nick but his ex lover.

    Nick Denton: Not A Pedophile! Nick may be a horny old queen but I do not think he is an evil horny old queen. If you believe in justice, please re-post this where you can.

    Andrew” THIS IS IMPORTANT

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