Template:Redirect Template:Infobox Website Lifehacker is an advertising-supported weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. The site is owned by Gawker Media and covers Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux programs as well as time-saving tips and tricks. The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday, with reduced updates on weekends. The Lifehacker motto is:

Computers make us more productive. Yeah, right. Lifehacker recommends the software downloads and web sites that actually save time. Don't live to geek; geek to live.


Current Editors ( as of 16th October 2007 )

Editor Name Position
Gina Trapani Editor
Adam Pash Senior Editor
Kevin Purdy Associate Editor
Tamar Weinberg Weekend Editor

Founding editor Gina Trapani was the sole Lifehacker blogger until September 2005, when two associate editors joined her.[1] In addition to Trapani, the current blogging staff includes Senior Editor, Adam Pash; Associate Editor, Kevin Purdy; and Weekend Editor, Tamar Weinberg.[2] Former associate editors include Wendy Boswell, Rick Broida[3], D. Keith Robinson[4], and Erica Sadun.[5] Lifehacker's frequent guest posts have included articles by Matt Haughey,[6] Eszter Hargittai,[7] Jason Thomas, Stewart Rutledge, Joe Anderson,[8] Jeff Jarvis,[9] Meg Hourihan,[10] and Erik Benson.


Template:Expand Lifehacker launched in January 2005 with an exclusive sponsorship by Sony. The highly-publicized ad campaign was rumored to have cost $75,000 for three months.[11] Gawker Media never confirmed this number, and the campaign ended after 2 monthsTemplate:Fact. Since then a variety of tech-oriented advertisers have appeared on the siteTemplate:Fact.[12]


International EditionsEdit

Lifehacker Australia officially launched on August 28th, 2007[13]. It features most posts from the US edition along with extra content specific to Australian readers.

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  13. Lifehacker AU Goes Live (Aug. 28, 2007). Retrieved on 31st August 2007.

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