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Kit Eaton

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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. Apps are my jam. Tweets=my own, blue hair=not. (p.s It's Dr Kit, not Mr...I'm a scientist)

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Biography

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 — 14,716 followers, 17,604 tweets

May 26, 2017

Inhuman behavior by this cop. Weak morals by the spokesperson for his police dept.  https://twitter.com/vocativ/status/868082044223586304 

May 26, 2017

@GeneticJen My dad worked for the govt so the IRA threat was a part of our lives from early on, sadly. Terrorism was a concept I learned early :(

May 25, 2017

Translated: "See these people selling good cars so well in my county that millions of people prefer them to cars that real Americans made?" https://t.co/atvkL5wJv8

May 25, 2017

Or you might be subject to extremely lazy coding habits ... eh, @instagram? You've heard of this iPad thing too, right? https://t.co/a12JtWgRoP

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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.