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North Carolina
Yahoo — Modern Family Columnist
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 ... Read Full Bio →

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).
Jul 28, 2014

We’re Close to Getting Mind-Reading Computers (but my computer already knew that) yahoo.com/tech/were-clos… via @YahooTech

Jul 24, 2014

@KirsteninMT what is this thing called 'paper' of which you speak?

Jul 24, 2014

@iJournalista yes, of course. thinking about it after, I just could not picture B-dubs as a blonde. the brain explodes.

Jul 24, 2014

Question: Does anyone ever use paper clips for anything other than resetting their electronic devices? Don't they need a new name? Discuss.

Jul 23, 2014

@OpinionMatters_ looking 4 your survey about how kids feel parents spend too much time with tech, can't find it. help?

Jul 23, 2014

My answer to @MuckRack Daily's trivia question: I'm guessing this would be baba wawa, aka Barbara Walters. #amiright?

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