BetterKnowAnSFBlog: Valleywag Dogs Silicon Valley

Photo of Valleywag's Owen Thomas courtesy of Benjamin Tice Smith

Story by Ty Callister

Valleywag, the self-proclaimed “gossip rag” of Silicon Valley, has covered such tabloid-esque news as Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s love affair with former Google PR rep Marcy Simon. And they don’t just hassle the big shots — if you work in Silicon Valley you might have been in Valleywag’s 2006 geek beauty contest called “Snacky or Flacky”.

So does this put Valleywag on par with trashy tabloid news?

“You say that like it’s a bad thing,” Valleywag editor Owen Thomas said in an interview via AOL Instant Messenger.

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