SFist, a San Francisco-based news blog site, is back. The online publication that was part of the “Gothamist” series of websites owned by billionaire Joe Ricketts, has been acquired by San Francisco-based media company Impress3 Media.
Impress3 Media was established October 30, 2013, according to Crunchbase. The founders are Gabriele Genghini, Paul Frielman, and Zachary Chen. It’s listed as focusing on “Content Automation, Local News, Industry News, Videos” – much like my Zennie62Media. Still, clearly a different path for SFist from the past.
In 2009, SFist discovered me via my rant about J.J. Abrams Star Trek, and my Zennie62 on YouTube viral video of a fight that took place in front of Harry’s Bar on Fillmore. The video was and is a kind of Rorschach test for society. Anyway, SFist wrote “Zennie sounds like he could be one of the most interesting people this city has got going for it. In addition to ruminating on Star Trek or Giants games, he comes across great action around town.”
The video: https://youtu.be/vvQXjh-NnLM
The only issue I had with the SFist editors at the time was what I perceived was a developing pattern of the publication making fun of anything I pointed to that was racist. Hopefully, the new SFist will seek to have a better relationship with me.