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Former Onion CEO Joins Nerve.com

sean2.jpgSean Mills, who joined The Onion in 2002 and eventually became president of the satirical paper, left to become CEO of Nerve.com. He started last week at the site. Nerve.com will look to downplay nudity as it repositions itself as an “[online] environment that’s a lot better for more conservative companies,” the new head told BusinessWeek‘s Jon Fine.

Rufus Griscom, who founded parent company Nerve Media, currently spends his days working on parenting site Babble.com.

Nerve.com’s editor-in-chief position has been open since Will Doig left to join Tina Brown at The Daily Beast in October.

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FBNY @ SXSW: ‘I Was There Through The Dotcom Holocaust’

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FishbowlNY is filing this week from South By Southwest, the annual interactive, film and music media festival melt in Austin, Texas.

Good roundup of quotes from the interactive portion of South By Southwest (including a colorful one from the mouth of mediabistro.com founder and CEO Laurel Touby) courtesy of Smithmag.net:

“Always be barking.” — Dan Rather, on the role of the press as a watch dog

“I’m kind of an old-school dominatrix.” — Laurel Touby, on her business style

“I was there through the dotcom Holocaust” — The Onion‘s Sean Mills, who later amended to “the dotcom 9/11″

“To be Web 2.0 you need a rounded lowercase font and a 3D logo that looks like candy.” — The guys from Clearleft

“We’re trying to change parenting culture.” — Neal Pollack in a on the new wave of hipster parenting blogs

“To a lot of bloggers, the only thing worse than being on Gawker is not being on Gawker.” — Alyssa Shelasky

FBNY @ SXSW:

  • Onion Writers Snubbed In Austin?
  • Weinstein Picks Up Secret (Bearded) Morgan Spurlock Middle East Doc
  • Combining The Best And Worst Of CES