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Type of site
Available inEnglish, Spanish
OwnerHeavy Inc.
Created by
  • Simon Assaad
  • David Carson
Alexa rankPositive decrease 1,075 (November 2017)[1]
LaunchedSeptember 23, 1998; 21 years ago (1998-09-23)
Current statusActive

Heavy.com is a news and information website based in New York City. Founded in 1999 as an entertainment website[2] by Simon Assaad and David Carson,[3] the site is owned by Heavy Inc., which also owns the Spanish-language news site Ahoramismo.com. Assaad is the CEO of Heavy Inc.[4]

Offering film clips and animations accompanying advertising in 2005, via the Sony Playstation,[2] the site was initially based on video games rather than the Internet,[3] but switched to news and popular culture-derived content in 2012.[5] In its earlier incarnations, Heavy.com created and produced comic programming and original video, including the Behind the Music that Sucks series.[6][7]

In its more news oriented form, Heavy.com typically uses a "5 Fast Facts" format for news stories and, and according to Slate magazine, compiles its articles from other sources without original reporting, but assembles them accurately and at speed.[4][8]


  1. ^ "Heavy.com Site Info". Alexa.com. Alexa Internet. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Ives, Nat (May 3, 2005). "The Media Business: Advertising; The latest unconventional vehicle for promotions is a hand-held media device. Will anyone watch?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ a b Hansell, Saul (March 27, 2006). "A Web Site So Hip It Gets Laddies to Watch the Ads". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ a b Omerus, Will (March 15, 2017). "Five Fast Facts You Need to Know About Heavy.com". Slate. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "About Heavy". Heavy.co. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Gathman, Roger (March 1, 2002). "Behind the Web Site That Works: Heavy.com's wicked humor and winning strategy". The Austin Chronicle. ISSN 1074-0740. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ King, Brad (March 25, 2005). "Heavy.com: Behind the Sucks". Wired News. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved .
  8. ^ https://heavy.com/news/2019/11/sam-krzys/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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