Topix is an American Internet media company. Topix began as a news aggregator  which categorizes news stories by topic and geography. In the last few years, Topix changed its focus from aggregation and curation, to content creation.
Topix removed the human sexuality topic, which was one of its most popular topics, from its forums on June 26, The Topix local news and forums were shut down on December 20, Topix is in the top largest US based websites according to Quantcast.
Sometime in they took that volunteer edit option away without any communication to the thousands of volunteers.
Topix went on to create a community news editing platform, and popular forum system, allowing users to comment on news articles and the goings on of local communities.
The founders of Topix initially wanted it to be a news aggregator, with specific pages for every community in the United States.
As Topix matured, most of its growth occurred in small cities and towns in the United States. The people who commented in the Topix forums wanted to focus the discussions on more traditional small community gossip.
Management Team at Topix . Sulzberger of The New York Times wrote that "The same Web sites created as places for candid talk about local news and politics are also hubs of unsubstantiated gossip, stirring widespread resentment in communities where ties run deep, memories run long and anonymity is something of a novel concept".
Many lawsuits resulted from content posted on Topix. According to their petition, over 1, defamatory statements were made about them by anonymous posters, resulting in 2, allegations of defamation and libel.
Although Topix was not a party to the lawsuit, it was forced to reveal the IP addresses of the posters. Initially Topix charged money to people who requested that Topix expedite the removal of negative posts.
After thirty state attorneys general protested, Topix stopped charging. Jack Conwaythe Kentucky Attorney Generalsaid the charging scheme "smacked of having to pay a fee to get your good name back". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Topix LLC Type of site. News aggregator Internet media company. Palo Alto, California. Alexa Internet. Retrieved March Com munity ".
April USA Today. September 19, Retrieved on September 20, Digital Media Law Project. March 11, Retrieved June 24, ABC News.The combined media scale will nearly double PCH Media as a whole, bringing in high-quality user acquisition capability and premium content.
Based in Silicon Valley, Topix leverages data and technology to create some of the most popular content online with the average visitor spending 13 minutes on the site. According to ComScore, Topix draws more than 18 million monthly unique visitors for its growing collection of content.
PCH continues to drive customer acquisition through direct relationships monetized with performance-based outcomes. About Publishers Clearing House Publishers Clearing House is a leading direct to consumer entertainment, commerce, and marketing company that has put consumer engagement and loyalty at the center of its client solutions for more than 60 years.
Learn more at media. About Topix Topix is an audience discovery engine connecting people to premium, high engagement content. Built for finding, optimizing and monetizing people's discretionary time with content that acts as cultural capital, Topix drives more than 2. Launched inTopix is based in Palo Alto, Calif. To learn more, please visit www. Subscribe via RSS.
Publishers Clearing House Acquires Topix
Subscribe via ATOM. Register Sign In. Email Print Friendly Share. Publishers Clearing House. GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.Defy CEO Matt Diamond said earlier this year that the digital media company would get out of the programmatic ad business to focus on its core publishing operation.
Patrick Garrett was one of the publishers who received the email. The ads date back to Octobersaid cofounder and president Alexander Baldwin. These changes include increased focus on our owned and operated brands as well as core video business and partners.
A few weeks ago, we made the difficult decision to suspend our programmatic division, which had been part of Defy for a number of years and included direct relationships with publishers. This was done after months of effort to either sell the business or raise money directly into it. We have been and continue to be in direct conversations with many affected parties regarding payment timelines.
Given recent feedback, we are taking steps to improve communications with those impacted, including reaching out to those who expressed concerns via social media and setting up a dedicated email address. Defy continues to evaluate its programmatic business and all potential opportunities related to it, including a possible sale.
Crowdsourced campaigns, long a dwindling tactic in the marketing world, are experiencing a perhaps fleeting return to prominence.
With expensive, high-end campaigns impossible to shoot and likely to rankle with anxious, housebound people on stretched incomes, companies are turning to their consumers for content to mitigate those risks. Not only are crowdsourced campaigns inexpensive to […]. The rankings can change at times like this.
Confronted with one of the greatest health and economic crises of the modern era, the consumer search for reputable news sources has shifted to a higher gear. Since the onset of the pandemic, advertisers are leaning on their in-house teams as a cheaper alternative to agencies. The magazine group has been publishing more positive, feel-good content based on audience research. The Programmatic Publisher. June 7, by Tim Peterson.
Most Read. Coronavirus Fallout. Future of Work. Audio Anywhere.A news conference on Saturday at the St. Landry Economic Development building in Opelousas about staying at home on Easter weekend to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Harlan Kirgan. Teachers greeted students at Eunice High School Wednesday with messages and waves.
The students were on campus in a drive-through line to obtained their caps and gowns for a graduation ceremony that is as yet not scheduled. The students also received class rings. Photos by Myra Miller. The Louisiana Department of Health is attributing 16 deaths in St. As of noon Wednesday there has been cases of the virus in the parish.
An Easter weekend news conference in Opelousas was about telling people to stay home during a time when family and friends normally gather. Schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. John Bel Edwards said on Monday. Edwards ordered schools closed on March Submitted photo. The following are arrests reported by the St. April Harry Lee Blanchard passed away on Wednesday, April 15 at the age of A private graveside service will be held on Friday, April 17 at St.
Shirley Thompson Ortego passed away on Wednesday, April 15, at the age of Elaine was born May 1,in Eunice and was a long-time resident of Acadiana. Eunice, LA Phone: Fax: Skip to main content. Search form Search. Facebook RSS. As part of its celebration of the 50th anniversary Thanks started when Deborah Sternberg wanted to turn the number 19 on its head.
Gonzales was named Coach of the Year Lowering the curve. After the weekend, Gov. John Bel Edwards said it appeared to him many people failed to heed the message to Schools to remain closed.
Virus takes its toll on jobs. Virus claims 16 lives in St.Facebook Twitter Instagram.
April 17, Top Stories. MCTC students, faculty make the most of all-virtual college Like many of their colleagues at colleges across America, Michelle Thoroughman and Charles Lykins of Maysville Community and Technical College became a bit apprehensive last month.
But it seems their temporary anxiety had more to [ Food bank seeing increased need Following a donation of tons of non perishable food items to Community Care of Mason County recently, courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the organization now has containers to distribute the [ Breeze denied request to leave jail Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler has denied a request from the attorney of Margaret Breeze to let her out of jail because of coronavirus concerns.
He issued the ruling on April Attorney Nick Ring [ No cause found for Hardymon fire The official cause of a fire which destroyed the office and showroom of Hardymon Lumber Saturday will remain undetermined, Maysville Fire Chief Kevin Doyle said Tuesday. The sale is an annual event for the agriculture program at RCS. However, [ April 15, 0. April 14, 0. Weddings, birthdays adapt to pandemic.Topix-Webinar – «Make a difference» Teil 3
April 13, 0. Obituaries MR. Sports A Royal statement victory. Lady Lions were region title contenders. April 11, 0. Sports on TV. April 10, 0. Opinion Health centers need better funding. April 16, 0. Ounce of prevention saving lives.
Being stuck at home in L. Sexual assault awareness month. April 12, 0. Thank a healthcare hero.
Media Lab Publishing
April 4, 0. Market Data by TradingView.The combined media scale will nearly double PCH Media as a whole, bringing in high-quality user acquisition capability and premium content. Based in Silicon Valley, Topix leverages data and technology to create some of the most popular content online with the average visitor spending 13 minutes on the site.
According to ComScore, Topix draws more than 18 million monthly unique visitors for its growing collection of content. PCH continues to drive customer acquisition through direct relationships monetized with performance-based outcomes.
About Publishers Clearing House Publishers Clearing House is a leading direct to consumer entertainment, commerce, and marketing company that has put consumer engagement and loyalty at the center of its client solutions for more than 60 years. Learn more at media. About Topix Topix is an audience discovery engine connecting people to premium, high engagement content. Built for finding, optimizing and monetizing people's discretionary time with content that acts as cultural capital, Topix drives more than 2.
Launched inTopix is based in Palo Alto, Calif. To learn more, please visit www. Sign in. Sign in to view your mail. Finance Home. GlobeNewswire September 23, Recently Viewed Your list is empty. What to Read Next. Yahoo Finance. Yahoo Finance Video. FX Empire.Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content.
If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. Thank you for reading! On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribe purchase a subscription to continue reading. One of the most divisive and controversial forms of social media is no more.
Topix, the internet site that allowed sickos, troublemakers and muckrakers to post anything they wanted anonymously, has been shut down by the owner. In short, Topix was a cesspool and many of the folks who took part fit right in. I was never a fan of Topix. People used it to swap information about everything from health issues to the local sports team, and there are times when anonymity comes in handy for a whistleblower.
But on Topix, it was often impossible to tell fact from fiction, truth from lies and just who out there was using it to destroy, avenge or hurt someone or something. We all know someone who has been hurt by the sharp sword of gossip.
Topix hurt people. Topix hurt communities, including ours. Topix was shut down in December, but the word just filtered to me last week. I checked the site to make sure it was so. As you might have assumed, I was no regular on the forum. I am no pillar of self-righteousness, but I visited Topix three times, twice at the urging of good friends who were being blasted on it, and once when I was blasted.
When you are a newspaper person you need to have thick skin, and you also need to tell the truth and search out the truth. So, what better way to get back at a newspaper person than go to Topix, and under the cloak of anonymity, lob a few false bombshells. That was the case a dozen or so years ago.
Most of us by now realize that there is no such thing as being anonymous on the internet. But back in those days, a coward could wreak havoc if they wanted to. Or so they thought. Anyway, I called an associate of mine who knows the internet like the back of his hand.
Within 10 minutes or so he provided me with the IP address, name and location of the liar who was spreading the lies. I started off by introducing myself, and for a full 15 seconds there was no response on the other end of the call.
I realized what must be going through their mind — public embarrassment or maybe a lawsuit — so I broke the silence. Just take this crap off the internet and this story will end.
Everyone has experienced the harm of gossip before, whether it is true or false. For almost all of us around here, COVID is surreal, something we see on television or the internet, and here lately, read a lot about in this newspaper. A wise old reporter once gave me some of the best column advice I ever received. Sign Up. Log In. Purchase a Subscription.