Today was the launch of Glenn Greenwald's much-ballyhooed news website, the
one that eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has pledged $250 million toward, to help
build a new media empire.
And it fumbled its launch.
These jokers got $50 million to start with (source: ibtimes.com), and what web
application do they use? Something custom-made, backed by high-end servers
ready to tackle millions of hits?
Nope. WordPress 3.8. Free, open-source content management software.
Don't get me wrong, WordPress is great. I use WordPress for my own blog. But
my IT budget is precisely zero. And my daily traffic is minuscule. WP is just
not the kind of CMS I would choose for the rollout of a brand-new, well
publicized, well funded website, with a well known writer at the helm.
Greenwald was promising new revelations about the National Security Agency
> "Today's launch is just the beginning," said Mr Greenwald. "Our day one
story is significant and we have more coming. Laura, Jeremy, and I recognize
the responsibility in front of us, and are thrilled to be embarking on this
exciting and important journey."
> First Look Media said it would launch a flagship site and additional digital
magazines later ...