Friend of the Blog William Bohl of A Wolf Among Wolves dropped this Twitter bomb on the day Nate Silver’s much-anticipated
Grantland 2.0 fivethirtyeight.com launched. (Thanks Bill!) (Eds. Note: You can check out more of Bill’s Wolves stuff at Break the Huddle.)
While it’s cool that our logo – which was designed by Andy G’s professional artist dad, who also designed the site’s banner – bears a resemblance to the graphic Silver chose for his mega-site, what’s even cooler is that Silver’s mega-site now exists. It already has a ton of interesting content on politics, economics, science, lifestyle and society, and–last but not least–sports.
Silver & co.’s data-driven approach fills an important niche that has previously been scattered all over teh interwebz. (Eds. Note: A new site, NewsVis, is a promising aggregator of data visualizations from online journalism sources. Also, a shout-out to fellow Wolves site Canis Hoopus, which was ahead of the pack in making good use of data for analyzing the Wolves, the NBA Draft, etc.)
The next interesting development will be the launch of Ezra Klein’s megasite, Vox, which seeks to change the way readers relate to information by providing more context than the average site’s fire hose of content.