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Next door to Washington, DC
Freelance Technology Journalist
Covers:  Digital Culture, Telecom, Gadgets, Tech Policy, Smartphones, Consumer Electronics, Computers, Social Media, Internet
Doesn't Cover: Software, Enterprise

Journalist who covers/is often vexed by computers, gadgets and other things that beep. Seen at @YahooTech, @USATODAYtech, and elsewhere.

Rob Pegoraro's Biography

Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He may be the only person to have written for both Reader's Digest and Boing Boing.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

The first keyboard I used was on a manual typewriter, and now I own one myself... largely for ironic purposes.

How is social media changing news?

The conversation with readers about a story no longer starts after you publish that piece; it's now a continuum.
Aug 31, 2014

RT @JDLand: @robpegoraro Driving to Wyoming and using phone NFC in every small-town McDonald's we stopped at brought much awe and wonderment.

Aug 31, 2014

Not answer I expected: Checkout guy at the Whole Foods near me said, yes, he's seen people paying via phone on their new card/NFC readers.

Aug 31, 2014

My @usatodaytech column covers what to do about a broken Internet connection besides swearing a lot. (h/t #TWCoutage)…

Aug 30, 2014

@atomic50 @wirecutter FWIW, had an interesting chat re: data-cap anxiety with a startup founder this morning... my thinking here's not done.

Aug 30, 2014

@atomic50 @wirecutter Two cheapest T-Mo individual plans as of Wednesday don't reduce speeds when you hit a cap; they stop data entirely.

Aug 30, 2014

@atomic50 @wirecutter 1) I somehow misread "overages" as "overseas"; sorry. Shouldn't have tweeted hungry. 2) Fair point.

Aug 30, 2014

RT @morisy: There’s so much great online journalism & media innovation, and so much undercutting it

Aug 30, 2014

Years of hearing various text-to-speech apps = excellent practice for talking like a robot to my daughter and my brother's kids.

Aug 30, 2014

The only person quoted by name in that series is @blam. That's standup behavior on his part; makes me glad to have written for him.

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