A nice score for Justin Smith’s Inside Facebook: Eric Eldon, who previously covered Facebook for the tech-focused blog VentureBeat, is joining Smith’s Facebook-focused publication. He’ll become co-editor of Inside Facebook and Inside Social Games, Smith announced today.
At VentureBeat, Eldon built a nice beat for himself writing long, meaty pieces about Facebook — and breaking news, such as Facebook’s intent to let employees sell stock at a $4 billion valuation. He’s one of the better-sourced reporters on the Facebook beat, so the increased focus should lead to good results.
Inside Facebook drew 220,000 unique U.S. visitors in July, up almost 4X from 62,000 a year ago, according to Compete.