So, I’ve been a big fan of The Verge, almost since day one. It’s a gorgeous site and the content is great.
They’ve done some amazing things with longform articles like “What’s the deal with translating Seinfeld” and “Max Headroom: the definitive history of the 1980s digital icon”, and the daily news output is high quality.
But, I have to say, reading Nilay Patel’s “The Mobile Web Sucks” felt like getting pelted by rocks thrown from a bright, shiny glass house.
Calling out browser makers for the performance of sites like his? That’s a bit much.
Welcome to iVerge, and specifically, the sensational musings (redbull-fueled shouting at Siri dictation) of Nilay Patel.
This time Nilay Patel rants about a bad mobile web experience on his iPhone (no wonder). And then calls for changes. Meanwhile, iVerge itself is a really heavy site with tons of tracking methods and ads, as Les Orchard points out.
I will give Nilay Patel credit for agreeing that Safari is the new IE, though.