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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 30, 2014

Oracle "open world" is closing down a big chunk of downtown sf. As is they weren't annoying enough already.

Sep 30, 2014

Dear @lyft your arrival estimates are off by an order of magnitude. I am now late - - again. Deliberate or just incompetent?

Sep 30, 2014

@blaircook commute turned out not to be so bad, actually. I was on my phone the entire time anyway. ping me re holiday dan at dantynan com

Sep 30, 2014

great line: "In the end, being a dick might be the best PR strategy of all." theawl.com/2014/09/uber-o… #uber

Sep 30, 2014

Note to self: next time check Waze to find out there's a huge accident snarling the SF commute *before* taking the @casual_carpool #duh

Sep 29, 2014

@ScottWLovesYou you must be confused. I wrote about T-mobile, which piggybacked on the iphone 6 debut. not a commercial, not paid by apple

Sep 29, 2014

@UrskaSrsen well I hope that wasn't me. :-0 thanx for taking the time to talk today.

Sep 29, 2014

10 Things That Would Be Totally Different if Steve Jobs Really Had His Way yahoo.com/tech/10-things… via @YahooTech

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