In last week’s feature article, I analyzed the rise of audio formats in comparison to the decline in print formats. Specifically: podcasts and…
On The Bill Simmons Podcast this month, author Malcolm Gladwell said something that startled me: the audiobook version of his latest book, Talking to…
In my previous two weekly analysis posts, I’ve made the case for why blogs and email newsletters represent the future of independent media - and could…
The following post is my argument for a new type of social networking built around cultural content. While blogs, Tumblr and email newsletters cannot…
Every December going back to 2004, I’ve done an end-of-year review of the top Internet technology trends. This is my sixteenth year doing this, but the…
Why I'm starting a newsletter on the intersection of tech and the cultural industries.
For this week’s Cybercultural newsletter, I partnered with consumer insights platform Alpha to survey 324 people about their online gaming habits. The…
At the start of 2010 I was running ReadWriteWeb, a tech blog that helped define and chronicle the Web 2.0 era. We had run our first conference the…
Notes from the field, from internet past ☎️ to internet present 📱
Thoughts on a pre-internet era. Plus notes on Wordle, Pono, Twitter's algo, Facebook headwinds, and more.
Looking at the state of the mobile internet, present and past 📲 Why? Partly because Facebook wants its metaverse to be like the mobile internet.
Web 2.0 developers continue to be skeptical of Web3 and crypto. But that doesn't make it any less fascinating to dive into 🤿