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Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer and Contributor — Fast Company
Covers:  travel, technology government policy, entertainment, arts and culture, technology privacy, technology security, technology culture, social media, start-ups

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Adam Popescu's Biography

I've worked in print, online, radio, everything but TV. I've also managed Twitter accounts for news organizations.

I respect the web, for its reach, and use social media as a platform, but marry those skills with the traditional journalism background of real writing and reporting.

I'm a graduate of Pitzer College (BA in creative writing) and have a master's in journalism from Syracuse University.

I've ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Travel writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has become the news. It's moved beyond a platform to share information to become one of the "news" topic of the last few years.

Digital Kingpin | Smashd - Tech | Culture | Hustle

smashd.co — Freddie Wong doesn't look like your typical YouTube star. Even he's quick to point that out. "I'm occasionally in front of the camera, but I'm in no way a personality," he told me, tucked safely at the Instagram Lounge, away from the 22,000 pre-teens roaming the Anaheim Convention Center for VidCon, the YouTube tech convention that's become a phenomemon itself.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @fwong: At Vidcon, I sat with @adampopescu and talked about the world of online video - check it out! smashd.co/digital-kingpi…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @rocketjumptweet: This past weekend @fwong sat down with @adampopescu to discuss the world of online video. Check out the article here! ow.ly/QiJl4

Welcome To VidCon

smashd.co — They weigh almost 600 pounds between them. They are tasked with stopping the unstoppable: Packs of hormone-fueled teenage girls-literally thousands-every intimidating ounce is needed. That's because their foes are zombie-like in focus, ready to bum rush these sentinels to see, touch, or snap a selfie with their viral valentines - YouTube stars.

Smosh’s Next Step

smashd.co — In 2005, Ian Hecox was working at a Chuck E. Cheese pizzeria in his hometown of Sacramento. It was the summer after high school, and the then 17-year-old was killing time serving pies. He planned to attend community college in the fall with his childhood friend Anthony Padilla.

8 Things Creators Should Check Out at VidCon

delmondo.co — Share Tomorrow marks day one of VidCon, the most intense weekend in online video. Screaming tweens and their helicopter parents jostling to meet their favorite online stars, entourages tweeting and snapping selfies, MCNs and execs promoting products. It's all here. The air is thick with WiFi.

Trap King | Smashd

smashd.co — Hip hop is an art form that melds allusion, aspiration and reality like no other. Its stars are glorified super-heroes, known as much for their loud personas as their lyrics. In today's era of online-fueled stars, genres blend and artists work with brands while still boasting bad habits.
Jul 20, 2015

"They helped me better myself—they helped me—so I help the kids." @fettywap is for the children. He told me so smashd.co/trap-king/

Hotel Connected | Smashd - Tech | Culture | Hustle

smashd.co — Biosensor-enabled access to your room, fingerprint and retina scans, internet that connects you to everything from your minibar to room service and billing, hologram concierge services, smart energy design integrated into lighting, showers, and bathrooms. Imagine using your DNA-your palm or your eye-to enter and exit a room. Hungry late night?
Jul 10, 2015

What will hotels be like in say...2020? Hungry late night? Flip a switch & your room 3D prints a 3am burger and fries smashd.co/hotel-connecte…

The Dalai Lama Shares His Simple Key To Happiness

playboy.com — When we spoke in a small, hot room late on a Wednesday night, with a twelve-and-a-half hour time difference and a live-feed monitor separating us, I didn't know what to expect. The personal emissary to the Dalai Lama told me not to look directly at His Holiness, out of respect.

A Modern Marvel | Smashd - Tech | Culture | Hustle

smashd.co — Stan Lee's origin story sounds straight out of a comic book. Born Stanley Lieber to a working class Eastern European family, he grew up in a tight, one-bedroom Bronx apartment, his parents forced to sleep on a foldout couch. In his teens, he dreamed about writing the great American novel.
Jul 09, 2015

RT @TheRealStanLee: Check out your Generalissimo's latest venture to create YouTube's World of Superheroes! Read more here @Smashdco bit.ly/1JN7Iqd

On Demand Everything

smashd.co — Imagine a future where you can push one button and get anything you want-anywhere, at any time-delivered right to you. Food, films, TV, music, even love. All with the push of a button, all without leaving the comfort of your couch. We live in that time. Now.

Crashlytics: Twitter Purchases The iOS App-Crash Reporter

readwrite.com — Crashlytics, the Boston-based crash reporting solution for iOS apps is moving on up - from independent startup to the newest wrench in Twitter's tool box. The announcement was made Monday on Crashlytic's blog and quickly circulated the Web.
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Jul 31, 2015

RT @rocketjumptweet: This past weekend @fwong sat down with @adampopescu to discuss the world of online video. Check out the article here! ow.ly/QiJl4

Jul 30, 2015

Funniest part of this @Caradelevingne interview is that she even bothered talking to anyone in Sacramento youtu.be/16nCkXxIS0w #teamcara

Jul 30, 2015

RT @fwong: At Vidcon, I sat with @adampopescu and talked about the world of online video - check it out! smashd.co/digital-kingpi…

Jul 29, 2015

Here's a special one: wana know what's going on in the heads of 20-year-old Viners? Scary. techinsider.io/vine-star-loga… good work @socarolinesays



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