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About blakeley

My name is Richard Blakeley and I'm the founder of Richard Blakeley's This is Why You're Fat, The Webutante Ball, Websdays and many other internet related things.

All about Richard Blakeley Director, Digital Products and Strategy at The Week and Mental Floss

Richard Blakeley is an award-winning internet innovator and entrepreneur. He currently serves as Director, Digital Products and Strategy at The Week and Mental Floss.

Richard Blakeley is the former head of Content & Strategy at Thrillist Media Group, where he spearheaded editorial products and doubled website traffic. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of Gawker.TV and was the head of the Gawker Media video department for five years. Richard is the founder of Internet’s biggest annual party, The Webutante Ball, co-founder of the hyperlocal blogger platform,Neighborhoodr, and the founder of the over the top food blog and book, This Is Why You’re Fat. He also founded and directed a full-service design company, American Autotroph.

Richard Blakeley lives on the Upper West Side with Lindsay and Bagel.