Columnist, The New York Times. Author of the NYT Best Seller, Hatching Twitter.

At VidCon, Small-Screen Stars and Big-Time Fame

nytimes.com — They should post a sign in Anaheim, Calif., this week warning adults: "Keep out! Screaming teens everywhere." On Thursday, more than 18,000 star-struck frenetic teenagers will descend on the Anaheim Convention Center for VidCon, a conference for online video makers, where they will spend three days running around like total and utter lunatics, all the while recording, editing and live-streaming on their mobile phones.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @NYTStyles: At the annual conference for online video makers in Calif., the big names are celebrities of apps like Snapchat. nyti.ms/1GBjKLN

Jul 22, 2015

We live in a world where your phone has become your television, & yiur apps have become the TV channels. My column: nytimes.com/2015/07/23/sty…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @nickbilton: We live in a world where your phone has become your television, & yiur apps have become the TV channels. My column: http://…

Jul 22, 2015

That's a relief. “It’s O.K. to not know everything about everything in the world,” he said. @VidCon @nickbilton nyti.ms/1LtlnDl

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Online Grocery Shopping: Easy for You, Maybe Not for the Earth

nytimes.com — I stopped using AmazonFresh after we got a lemon - quite literally. It all started innocently enough. My wife and I decided to do a little grocery shopping, and like many of us do today, we went online and picked our food from Amazon's digital shopping aisles.
Jul 15, 2015

Online Grocery Shopping: Easy for You, Maybe Not for the Earth: nyti.ms/1M4toh8 pic.twitter.com/zGdNWWY3So

Jul 15, 2015

RT @nytimes: Is online grocery shopping bad for the environment? nyti.ms/1I2VJ7L

Jul 15, 2015

RT @sarah_kaplan: 'packaging shame': Online Grocery Shopping: Easy for You, Maybe Not for the Earth nyti.ms/1K7Dlet pic.twitter.com/gRAZwopoE8

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.@Twitter. Who Do You Think You Are?

nytimes.com — Over the last nine years, I have written almost a quarter-million words about Twitter - in blog posts, columns, a book, and, of course, on Twitter. And yet, if you ask me what Twitter actually is, I can't answer that question. Trying to define Twitter is as old as Twitter itself.
Jul 08, 2015

.@nickbilton revisits the Twitter beat. Company's problems tied to "lack of leaadership and a micromanaging board" nyti.ms/1J55ooO

Jul 08, 2015

Over the years, I have written almost 250,000 words about Twitter. And yet I still can't tell you what Twitter is.: nytimes.com/2015/07/09/sty…

Jul 08, 2015

I am a believer that the best things in life are undefinable, and when they are definable it should be done perfectly mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/09/sty…

Jul 08, 2015

.@marjscar has tweeted 8x. It's "like having someone on the board of Starbucks who doesn’t drink coffee.”-@NickBilton nytimes.com/2015/07/09/sty…

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Apple Is Said to Discuss an Investment in Twitter

nytimes.com — Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter. While Apple has been hugely successful in selling phones and tablets, it has little traction in social networking, which has become a major engine of activity on the Web and on mobile devices.

The Baby Stroller I Always Dreamed Of

nytimes.com — Guys, it turns out, like to be behind the wheel, whether it is a motorcycle or car. Or pram. Way before I was ready to be a dad, I obsessed over strollers the same way I obsessed about 1970s-era cafe racer motorbikes: I knew about form factors, wheel widths, safety features and even aftermarket add-ons.

How Clash of Clans Is Taking Bullying to the Virtual Playground

nytimes.com — I visited my 10-year-old nephew, Luca, earlier this month, and he spent the entire weekend checking his mother's iPhone. But, sadly, he wasn't having fun. Like millions of other boys, he is obsessed with Clash of Clans, a super popular game played on smartphones.
May 27, 2015

With the game Clash of Clans, kids learn what it feels like to be excluded in the digital playground. nytimes.com/2015/05/28/fas…

May 27, 2015

RT @nickbilton: With the game Clash of Clans, kids learn what it feels like to be excluded in the digital playground. nytimes.com/2015/05/28/fas…

May 29, 2015

Clash of Clans, urine-filled water guns, and the Stanford Prison Experiment: nytimes.com/2015/05/28/fas… That's in @nickbilton's terrific piece.

May 29, 2015

RT @pomeranian99: Clash of Clans, urine-filled water guns, and the Stanford Prison Experiment: nytimes.com/2015/05/28/fas… That's in @nickbilton's terrific piece.

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Ava of ‘Ex Machina’ Is Just Sci-Fi (For Now)

nytimes.com — Are technology companies running too fast into the future and creating things that could potentially wreak havoc on humankind? That question have been swirling around in my head ever since I saw the enthralling science-fiction film "Ex Machina." The movie offers a clever version of the robots versus humans narrative.
May 20, 2015

Companies are making bio-engineered viruses, robots, drones, AI, etc. But could this all go drastically wrong? nytimes.com/2015/05/21/sty…

May 20, 2015

RT @nickbilton: Companies are making bio-engineered viruses, robots, drones, AI, etc. But could this all go drastically wrong? nytimes.com/2015/05/21/sty…

May 20, 2015

RT @nickbilton: Companies are making bio-engineered viruses, robots, drones, AI, etc. But could this all go drastically wrong? nytimes.com/2015/05/21/sty…

In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print

nytimes.com — In late March, a few days after my mother died from cancer, I sat in a cold living room in the north of England with my two sisters as a lawyer read my mother's last will and testament. We were told that her modest estate would be divided evenly among her three children, with one exception.
May 14, 2015

This is beautiful: In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print nyti.ms/1EDomR0

May 14, 2015

RT @katierosman: A Mother’s Memory, on the Pages of Her Books. A beautiful piece by @nickbilton. nyti.ms/1EDomR0

May 14, 2015

lovely >> In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print nyti.ms/1EDomR0

May 13, 2015

"But books, I now understand, are entirely different." nyti.ms/1IADsMZ

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The Shaky Moral Compass of Silicon Valley

nytimes.com — When I lived in Silicon Valley, I was struck by not just the region's income disparity, but also by the lack of compassion that wealthy tech workers sometimes displayed toward the poor. I would overhear tech employees complain about the homeless in degrading ways - at coffee shops, bars and in parks.
May 06, 2015

The shaky moral compass of Silicon Valley, interesting NYT column by @nickbilton nyti.ms/1F5X38q

May 06, 2015

Silicon Valley wants to make the world a better place, but wealthy tech workers sometimes lack compassion toward poor nyti.ms/1F5X38q

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Staying Fit (and Unplugged) With Tai Chi

nytimes.com — Call me lazy, but I'm not big on exercise. For most of my adult life, my weight stayed the same no matter how much I ate or didn't work out. Then I turned 35 (three years ago), and my metabolism started to slow.
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Jul 30, 2015

“white people are truly shocked by what these videos depict; I know very few African-Americans who are surprised" nyti.ms/1IMqgad

Jul 30, 2015

@BenedictEvans It was also an early title of my book: "The Clown Car in the Goldmine." But the publisher opted for: "Hatching Twitter."

Jul 29, 2015

Facebook now has 1.49 billion monthly active users. That's essentially five Twitters.

Jul 29, 2015

@ryantate @MikeIsaac @carlquintanilla @pmarca @CNBC easily resolvable. Drops mic, walks out of Facebook directors board meeting.

Jul 28, 2015

Here's a translation of Twitter's earning call where execs explained how it's going to get new users & who the next CEO will be: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jul 28, 2015

@pkafka It's lucky the company has such a capable board, without which the company would fall apart. Oh, wait.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @NYMag: 35 women speak about being assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the culture that wouldn't listen: nym.ag/1Io2RFC pic.twitter.com/fj59cOh1i8

Jul 27, 2015

Uber for phone chargers. Cos' I could use a service like that right about now.

Jul 24, 2015

RT @nytimes: Special Report: How China’s billions are changing the world, with strings attached nyti.ms/1SFVDTc

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