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Kit Eaton

Portugal/New York
Writer — The New York Times
Covers:  business, science, news, space tech, iphone apps, mobile payments, robots, innovation, smartphones, consumer electronics, social media, tablets

Writer at New York Times, elsewhere. Portugal-based. Tweets=my own, crazy color hair=not. (p.s It's Dr Kit, not Mr...I'm a scientist)

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Red-haired, recovering scientist, writer, photographer, thinker, not a dancer, but am terribly unhappy with filling in biography sections on sites like this. Feeling compelled to make a joke. Can't think of one. Hence will just waffle on a bit about my rather zig-zag career to journalism, mention...

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@Kiteaton — 14,728 followers, 18,195 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

Suomi NPP Satellite Captures Thermal Image of Hurricane Maria via NASA

Sep 20, 2017

@rjallain Egg, Inc is a silly casual game... but the joy of seeing it play out on your table is nice. Enable “farm to table” mode

Sep 19, 2017

@joshsternberg @MikeIsaac @rstephens True re strategy, small effort for occasional worthwhile payoff. Me—I’ve always liked ‘em. They’re more easily identifiable than a geotag

Sep 19, 2017

@joshsternberg @MikeIsaac @rstephens Most fun use I’ve seen: Embedded in the cobbles in one of Lisbon’s busiest streets

Sep 19, 2017

@joshsternberg @MikeIsaac @rstephens Yup. Def easy added value for advertisers, even in-store promos for little cost or effort. But...Popular use is perhaps a cultural thing?

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing for Gizmodo

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I loved typing on one.

How is social media changing news?

Astonishingly, irrevocably, and from the inside out. Immediacy, access and un-verifiability are the watchwords.