We just rolled out a few more improvements to the top bar on Gawker Media sites (Gawker, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, etc).
One of the loudest complaints we hear is the lack of links to other sites in the network. (Our old sites had a set of thumbnails at the bottom of the page that were often used to hop between sites.) So, as an interim feature, the logo now has a drop down next to it with easy access links to other Gawker Media sites. In the long term, we'll using more integrated features on post pages to link you from story to story, like story insets for posts that are linked to. Also, to make additional space in the top bar, we've consolidated the icons in the upper right corner - your account icon is also your notification inbox now.