Today, Jalopnik joins Cink, and Spanish Gizmodo, on our kinja platform. Beyond the obvious design updates, there are quite a few changes under the hood, as well as the introduction of numerous features that come with being on the kinja platform.
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Why now? We're ready. We've discussed, and previewed it, as well as launched other sites on the platform. We've made tremendous progress by opening up the platform to feedback, and the time is right to expand the number of people using it. We could have spent more time fiddling with details, arguing features, or telling ourselves all the reasons we shouldn't do it until [pick a feature] is just right, but that process would never end. One thing is certain, when building product there is nothing like putting it in front of people to get one's priorities straight. Kinja is ready to be vetted in public. Finally, we like the platform, and everything it makes possible. There is still quite a bit of work to do (is it ever done?), but the next steps can be taken in public.
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