Type of site
|Available in||English, Japanese|
|Created by||Gina Trapani|
|Alexa rank||486 (September 2016)|
|Registration||Optional, through Kinja|
|Launched||31 January 2005|
Lifehacker is a weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. The site was originally launched by Gawker Media and is currently owned by Univision Communications. The blog posts cover a wide range of topics including: Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux programs, iOS and Android, as well as general life tips and tricks. The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday, with reduced updates on weekends. The Lifehacker motto is "Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done."
In addition, Lifehacker has four international editions, Lifehacker Australia, Lifehacker Japan, Lifehacker India and Lifehacker UK which feature most posts from the U.S. edition along with extra content specific to local readers.
Gina Trapani founded Lifehacker and was the site's sole blogger until September 2005, when two associate editors joined her, Erica Sadun and D. Keith Robinson. Other former associate editors include Wendy Boswell, Rick Broida, Jason Fitzpatrick, Kevin Purdy, and Jackson West. Former contributing editors include The How-To Geek, and Tamar Weinberg.
On January 16, 2009, Trapani resigned as Lifehacker's lead editor and Adam Pash assumed the position.
On February 7, 2011, Lifehacker revealed a redesigned site with a cleaner layout. Then, on April 15, 2013, Lifehacker redesigned their site again to match the other newly redesigned Gawker sites, like Kotaku.
On January 1, 2016, Whitson Gordon parted ways with Lifehacker to another popular technology website, How-To Geek, as their editor-in-chief  replacing Lowell Heddings. In his announcement, Gordon confirmed that Alan Henry would take over as the interim editor pending interviewing processes. Alan Henry became the new editor-in-chief on February 1, 2016.
Lifehacker staff ran the Ask Lifehacker podcast, which was discontinued in April 2014. From May 2014, former Lifehacker writer Adam Dachis hosted Supercharged, a podcast with the same theme and set-up, on which Lifehacker writers Alan Henry, Whitson Gordon, Eric Ravenscraft, Thorin Klosowski and Patrick Allen frequently co-hosted.
As of January 2017, Lifehacker has a weekly podcast called The Upgrade. It is hosted by Melissa Kirsch and Alice Bradley and features experts and Lifehacker staff "helping you improve your life, one week at a time".
|Eric Ravenscraft||Senior Writer|
|Patrick Allan ||Writer|
|Melanie Pinola||Contributing Writer|
|Kristin Wong||Contributing Writer|
|Beth Skwarecki||Contributing Writer|
|Claire Lower||Contributing Writer|
|Stephanie Lee||Contributing Writer|
|Vanessa Marin||Contributing Writer|
|Heather Yamada-Hosley||Contributing Writer|
|Andy Orin||Staff Editor|
|Shep McAllister||Commerce Editor|
|Jim Cooke||Art Director|
|Sam Woolley||Staff Illustrator|
|Nick Criscuolo||Contributing Designer|
|Gina Trapani||Founding Editor|
According to this letter from the editor on Lifehacker, Alan Henry will no longer be the Editor-in-Chief at Lifehacker and has since joined The New York Times. Gizmodo Media announced Melissa Kirsch as his replacement in February 2017.
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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. Since then, a variety of tech-oriented advertisers have appeared on the site.
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