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Daniel Cooper

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Senior Editor, @Engadget. The sort of person you wouldn't want to be stuck in a foxhole with.

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After training to be an Intellectual Property lawyer, Dan abandoned a promising career in financial services to sit at home and play with gadgets. He lives in Norwich with his wife, his books and far too many opinions on British TV comedy. One day, if he's very, very lucky, he'll live out his dre...

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@danielwcooper — 5,295 followers, 72,450 tweets

Jan 17, 2017

RT @alexvtunzelmann: Yes, and so many of us know this. It's like watching an ultra-slow motion car crash that we have no power to stop. https://t.co/8zeEovAc0J

Jan 17, 2017

RT @tjortenzi: Your calls to senators are working. Know how I know? The Senate staffer on my train won't shut up about crazy calls from angry constituents.

Jan 17, 2017

RT @pressdarling: i don't want no scrub/ a scrub is a biome defined by lack of trees/ usually a risk of fire, 'coz the soil's drier/ known…

Jan 17, 2017

@flargh Beautiful machines. And cheap, mine was $999 and hoo boy. I can't imagine ever upgrading.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Only as a kid.

How is social media changing news?

In every way possible, from delivery all the way through to receipt. For instance, a Reddit user who worked for Oculus (unwittingly) revealed the merger deal months before the announcement. Most breaking news stories now are shared first on Twitter before a verified story is published, and while that means that there are a lot of hoaxes and misinformation at the beginning of an event, it’s also far more immediate than we’ve ever been used to.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, always.