Since I’ve joined the TechCrunch crew, I’ve been asked a similar set of questions by quite a few people. I love you all, but repeating myself is becoming dull. So, here are some answers:
Q: How is it going at TechCrunch?
A: So far everyone has been exceptionally kind and welcoming. I’m having oodles of fun, and dig my new coworkers. Also, there is free jerky in the office, which is a key perk.
Q: Ugh, Alex, TechCrunch? I freakin’ hate TechCrunch!
A: I really don’t get this one. Some people appear to have a personal animus for TC that confuses me. It’s a group of very smart, hardworking people, who really give a shit about what they do. They love this stuff.
Every news outlet is different, of course, and TC does grant its writers a bit more flexibility than others to stretch their legs. I personally love this, and think that it adds to the site’s character. If I only wrote long posts...