Snapchat Leaving Venice

I’d heard rumors, but that’s it.

Well, it turns out the rumors are true.

The tech company, founded in Venice in 2011, is vacating a large chunk of its Venice network of office space for a location in a corporate office park in Santa Monica.

This may actually serve as one final “fuck you” to the Peoples Republic of Venice, as the move will undoubtedly create a vast surplus of vacant office space. Five years’ of rising rents has taken its toll on the neighborhood’s character. That increased cost of doing business has forced out dozens of local businesses (not to mention my local beer garden). Okay, so I have an axe to grind.

The company is planning to move to an office complex adjacent to Santa Monica Airport. I wonder if the corporate leadership will benefit from the accessibility of private air travel?

Who knows? Oh, well. Maybe now I can finally start using the app. I hear it’s kind of fun.

via Snapchat Is Pulling Out of Venice, and Gentrification Activists Are Overjoyed ~ L.A. TACO

Costanza

I just tried go visit a bunch of sites I used to look at before I found reddit. I was disappointed to see that worth1000 has been subsumed into another site, but I was pleased to see that fark.com and somethingawful.com are still at it.

One of my favorite SA forums from back in the day was the ol’ Photoshop Phriday. It’s still got some good submissions.

Take for example, this fine specimen from SA userĀ Paladinus:

You just can’t find quality content like this any more.

*sniff*