World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Daring Fireball

Article Id: WHEBN0002489466
Reproduction Date:

Title: Daring Fireball  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Blog, Adobe FrameMaker, Finder (software), Fireball, Macintosh SE/30, OmniWeb, Typography of Apple Inc., Gruber, The Triangle (newspaper), John Gruber
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Daring Fireball

Daring Fireball
Web address DaringFireball.net
Type of site Blog
Available language(s) English
Alexa rank positive decrease 14,105 (November 2013)[1]

Daring Fireball is the web site of John Gruber, an Apple enthusiast and writer. Daring Fireball hosts Gruber's opinions in the form of a blog, and also some of Gruber's software. In April 2006, it became Gruber's full-time job, funded by advertisement revenue, membership fees, T-shirt sales, and donations from software projects also hosted on the site, like Markdown.[2][3]

Gruber has also had several podcast appearances and a Macworld Expo panel spot.[4] Gruber covered WWDC 2006 on location.

Style and content

Gruber has described his Daring Fireball writing as a "Mac column in the form of a weblog".[5] The site is written in the form of a tumblelog with occasional articles that discuss Apple products and issues in related consumer technology.

Common article subjects are the media's reflections on Apple (especially refuting of myths and misunderstandings), user interfaces (and the consistency thereof), software development and emerging Mac applications. Gruber also runs a linklog called The Linked List, posting brief commentary between the longer articles on the front page.

The blog has no option to leave public comments. Instead, Gruber encourages people to send him their comments by e-mail. However third-party Chrome/Safari extensions ("Daring Fireball with Comments") have retrofitted the ability to comment back into the site.[6] [7]

Revenue


Since 2004, Gruber has solicited memberships,[8] where readers donate an amount of money annually to show support for Gruber's writing and also to gain access to other perks. The perks included more detailed feeds, but Gruber has downplayed the importance of the extra features, comparing them to "PBS tote bags".[9] Daring Fireball logo T-shirts are also sold, which include a membership and a discount on further T-shirts. All of the site's content is freely available, and in August 2007, Gruber made all of the site's feeds freely available as well, and each week the feed features a sponsor.[10]

Gruber's last account of his part-time Daring Fireball income called it a substantial side income, short of a full-time salary.[3] For most of the time when Daring Fireball was a part-time project, Gruber worked as an independent web designer; between late 2005 and April 2006, Gruber's main job was at Joyent where he helped with the TextDrive acquisition.

Since 2006,Amazon.com links carry Daring Fireball's referral ID, and the site's preferences include a choice of local Amazon store.

As of November 2013, Gruber charges $9,500 per week for RSS feed sponsorship which includes a "promotional item during the week" and a "linked list item" to the sponsor at the end of the week.[12]

References

External links

  • Daring Fireball
  • , a visual analysis of 963 articles.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.