The Daily Beast is to fark what The New Yorker is to National Lampoon (or what Huffington Post is to Something Awful).
In other words, it is Tina Brown's internets exercise in pedanticism and her riding the coattails of fark.
What The Daily Beast Stole From FarkEdit
- the idea for a news aggregator/forum/message board
- the development for a news aggregator on the internets
- making news aggregators safe for people too technophobic to look at Digg.