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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.

The Great Big Twitter Purge (You Probably Haven’t Heard About)

smashd.co — Dennis Hegstad leans over the marble-top bar at the Nice Guy, a West Hollywood bar, whispers something to the bartender over the pounding g-funk beat, then shakes his head. The 26 year-old isn't negotiating for a drink, or even for a stronger fix, and when he turns from the bar, he looks like he's been hit straight in the gut.
Aug 29, 2015

The Great Big Twitter Purge (You Probably Haven't Heard About) nzzl.us/Ne1dyPH

Aug 28, 2015

RT @mathewi: Try not to weep: "For kids who bypassed college and made tweeting a business, whole livelihoods are in jeopardy" smashd.co/the-great-big-…

Aug 28, 2015

Twitter's purged 60M followers, over 80 accts, & no one knows why. I spoke to the affected smashd.co/the-great-big-… pic.twitter.com/qyKHlR3ySn

Aug 28, 2015

RT @adampopescu: Twitter's purged 60M followers, over 80 accts, & no one knows why. I spoke to the affected smashd.co/the-great-big-… http://t…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @adampopescu: Twitter's purged 60M followers, over 80 accts, & no one knows why. I spoke to the affected smashd.co/the-great-big-… http://t…

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Blue Chip Rookies

smashd.co — Billions. That's how much baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers are worth. Exactly $ 2.4 billion -enough to make them the second most valuable team in the majors. With lucrative TV deals, fans that gladly hand over big face bills for seats at their ballpark cathedral, the honor of wearing blue, and donning their favorite player's name on their back, the Dodgers are big business.
Aug 26, 2015

Wearable tech, esports, health, here's why the @Dodgers tech accelerator could be a major win⚾️bit.ly/1EW8p9X pic.twitter.com/wyhxJHB2NW

Are YouTubers Really Getting Rich?

playboy.com — Maybe you missed it. Howard Stern, the self-titled king of all media, recently got into a pissing match with digital pundit Jeff Jarvis about the value of the $7 million man-well, $7.4 million, actually-PewDiePie, née Felix Kjellberg, the Swedish YouTuber with an audience of 38 million.

Fear And Loathing In Anaheim

medium.com — They weigh almost 600 pounds between them. Six hundred hulking pounds. 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.

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…

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Aug 28, 2015

Twitter's purged 60M followers, over 80 accts, & no one knows why. I spoke to the affected smashd.co/the-great-big-… pic.twitter.com/qyKHlR3ySn

Aug 27, 2015

Last night this man gave me a special sneak peak of his new studio.There was still wet paint on the wall 🙏🏼@SnoopDogg pic.twitter.com/97oBI04PiH

Aug 26, 2015

Wearable tech, esports, health, here's why the @Dodgers tech accelerator could be a major win⚾️bit.ly/1EW8p9X pic.twitter.com/wyhxJHB2NW

Aug 19, 2015

Best takeaway from #alistsummit: @awallenstein reveals @Variety plans shift to hair restoration market,curbing stereotype most journs r bald


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