This Is My Next becomes The Verge

16 November, 2011 06:54PM ยท 2 minute read

I’ve been following the careers of three very different people with a common passion for tech since they started at Engadget many years ago. I’ve discussed their departure from Engadget, with more of their friends following shortly thereafter, and their move to SB Nation. I am referring to Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel and Paul Miller, and they ran an interim site they called “This is my next…” for about six months while they worked in the background on their new project they unveiled recently as “The Verge”.

The quality of the content is high and the delivery is sharp, concise and to the point mostly. The skills they’ve developed over the past few years have set them up well in their newfound role. Like Engadget before them, they’re covering much of the same material as before but the big difference is the structure of their site and some of the interesting features their site has.

I encourage you to check out their website and pay particular attention to their story stream (example) which is very nicely organised. In all the site is quite full-on in so far as there is a lot of information with a lot of colour that tends to overload the brain on first glance. As you scroll around it’s difficult to know where to look first and it took me a good week to get my head around the layout of the site. That said - it’s worth the trouble.

They have also continued their podcasts which are always fun and usually informative. Joshua in particular is becoming a much bigger personality now that he appears on Jimmy Fallon regularly and writes a column for the Washington Post newspaper. Things are going well for them and it’s clear that it’s the result of a lot of hard work. Keep it up guys - we’re watching.