When pressure for hits drives you crazy

The Tow Center report notes:

While writers at Gawker Media found traffic pressures stressful, many were far more psychologically affected by online vitriol in comments and on social media. In a climate of online hostility or even harassment, writers sometimes turned to metrics as a reassuring reminder of their professional competence.

* The Traffic Factories: Metrics at Chartbeat, Gawker Media, and The New York Times (towcenter.org)