The Daily Dot

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The Daily Dot
Web address
Slogan The Hometown Newspaper of the World Wide Web
Type of site
Available in English
Launched August 23, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-08-23)
Alexa rank
Decrease 3,461(January 2016)[1]

The Daily Dot is a digital media company covering Internet culture and life on the web. Founded by Nicholas White in 2011, the Daily Dot is headquartered in Austin, TX with offices in New York City and San Francisco. It has a full-time staff of 76 in addition to 222 freelance contributors.[2]

Dubbed the "hometown newspaper" of the Internet, the Daily Dot tells the untold stories unfolding online, publishing 50-70 articles per day. It features an array of sections dedicated to Internet-specific issues ranging from the intersection of the state and the web to "Geek", which focuses on Internet-based fandom.

In 2014 the Daily Dot acquired The Kernel, a weekly Sunday edition featuring long-form editorial built around a single theme. in January 2016 the site launched VIP Voices - a collection of op-eds from high profile contributors on Internet issues in public discourse. Contributors include Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Ted Lieu, and Sen. Mike Lee.


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 5, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Omar L. Gallaga. "Austin Based Daily Dot Takes New Approach to Covering The Web". Austin American-Statesman, 1/25/2016.

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