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North Carolina
Modern Family Columnist — Yahoo
As seen in:  PC World, Mashable
Covers:  Satire, It Management, Security, Iphone Apps, Politics, Gadgets, Privacy, Education, Family, Internet, Technology, Facebook, Social Media, Twitter
Doesn't Cover: Feminine Hygiene Products, Yankees, Gluten, The Large Hadron Collider

Award-winning journalist, editor, satirist, and international man of mystery.

Dan Tynan's Biography

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Steve Ballmer had hair. In December 2013 he joined David Pogue's band of merry pranksters at Yahoo Tech, where he has been causing trouble ever since. You can see what shenanigans they've been up to by visiting Yahootech.com.

Prior to that Tynan was a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where he wrote about the intersection of parenting and ...

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National Magazine Award

1999 - Single Topic Series, Best Single Issue
OK, I didn't win. But I was a finalist twice -- once for a series on Internet Privacy that ran in PC World in 1998 (I was special issue editor), one for the September 2002 issue of Popular Science (I wrote one of the features for that one, which was nominated for best single issue). Does that count? The good news: I got to sit right behind Martha Stewart at the 1999 awards ceremony. You wouldn't know it to look at her on TV, but she has a caboose the size of Montana.

What was your first job as a journalist?

You mean one that paid in actual currency, not just coffee and snacks? That would be copyeditor at Infoworld, back in the previous century.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I am that friggin' old. Hell, I used a *manual* typewriter. Smith Corona. I still remember how Wite-Out smells (and get a little woozy).
Sep 01, 2014

@joanwalsh @jason_pontin totally disagree with JP on this one. JW's prose and thinking are about as clear on this as one could hope for. #2¢

Sep 01, 2014

RT @SimonNRicketts: This sign is supposed to show you which things are forbidden. But it actually creates the coolest dog ever. pic.twitter.com/kCL9RYnDWx

Sep 01, 2014

RT @katiecouric: Are you up for the challenge? Join me in the Back to School #FedUpChallenge to go sugar free for 10-days! bit.ly/1gE2vhu

Aug 31, 2014

50 things every man should do in a bar... at least once @Thrillist bit.ly/1qRb5h3 (strangely, vomit isn't one of them).



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