Glad to hear that. Will these new areas ever be more specifically defined, or is the current content descriptor “culture” going to remain the category under which your mainstream news stories fall?
Also, one request! And maybe this is a specific example of where it feels the content may be suffering. During the Vergecast, it sometimes feels like most of the podcast is spent discussing what you’re doing on the site, or new areas you’ll be covering, or what’s around the corner rather than actual hard analysis of, or debate about topics of the day. I realize your time is limited, and perhaps that’s not what you’re going for, but I thought I’d mention it. To be honest, I really appreciate your appearances on TWIT because we get to hear more of your serious opinions and insight, which I feel are very valuable.
I think it’s pretty great that you’re responding to as many comments as you are. The worst thing that could happen is for the Verge to become tone deaf to its audience. And engaging like you are will hopefully ensure that doesn’t happen.
Big visions are great, but also come with a risk of trying to be all things to all people, or, “Jack of all trades, master of none”. How will you guard against expanding into areas before you have the expertise to cover them at an extremely high level? Because if I have one criticism, it’s that sometimes it feels as though you’re moving and expanding at a speed that is outpacing your competencies, and diluting the product.