Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Verizon Is Launching a Tech News Site That Bans Stories on U.S. Spying

It’s telling about this site’s popularity that the three most recent stories on Sugarstring’s homepage were published 6, 10, and 12 days ago. Its Twitter account may have 75,000 followers, but StatusPeople estimates that 17% of them are fake and 29% are inactive, as of September 3. It also looks like a totally generic knockoff of ReadWrite and the Verge. What an exciting entrant into the world of churnalism.