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/. stands for Slashdot (website)

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Slashdot, a leading outlet for online tech news, will be one of the first websites to take advantage of this unique customer acquisition program and will co-host a customized Smack Shopping event on Tuesday, May 22: "Jellyfish gives us an opportunity to give the Slashdot community a fun way to get incredible deals on name brand technology and consumer electronics products," said Jeff Bates, VP of editorial operations and executive editor of Slashdot.
Slashdot creators Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda and Jeff "Hemos" Bates will finally get adequate resources while retaining complete creative control over content on the site - a clause they say they insisted upon.
On one side you have tech oriented websites like Digg and Slashdot that rely exclusively on user-recommendations and are tightly focused around technology topics, and on the other side you have the slew of robotic news aggregators that harvest anything they are instructed to grab, but ignore user input entirely," said Windebank, "and in the middle of these two extremes you have a hole the size of the Grand Canyon".