Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair. Former Columnist, The New York Times. Author of Hatching Twitter & upcoming book about The Silk Road. And a dad.

8 Percent of American Internet Users Go to Twitter, Report Says

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — A new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center found that 8 percent of Americans who are active on the Internet are enthusiastic users of the social networking service Twitter. The study is part of a Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project that explores the changes taking place surrounding the spread of technology in the United States over a 10-year period.

The Story Behind a Wikipedia Entry

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — James Bridle James Bridle founded a Web site called Booktwo in September 2006 to "investigate, analyze, catalog and debate the future of literature and the publishing industry." Over the years the site has been home to some interesting debates over literature and its transition from paper to screens.

Burglars Said to Have Picked Houses Based on Facebook Updates

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — If you plan to log into your Facebook account and announce to the world that you're heading to the beach for the weekend, you might want to append the status update with a warning that your home is under 24-hour surveillance, you have a 140-pound Rottweiler who hasn't eaten in a week and that you own a really good alarm system.

Airbnb Hell, Twitter Trolls, and Silicon Valley’s

vanityfair.com — The sharing economy sure does look fun. At least that's what Nic Moore, a fashion photographer, thought when he decided to list his Los Angeles home on Airbnb last month. He offered the two-bedroom house for $750 a night, with pictures of the pool and its sweeping views of the city.

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Trump’s Biggest Lie? The Size of His Twitter Following.

vanityfair.com — On Friday, July 29, Donald Trump tweeted a picture that made me scratch my head. No, I'm not talking about the photo of him eating Kentucky Fried Chicken with a knife and fork. (Who does that, anyway? Their slogan is "Finger lickin' good.") Nor am I talking about the slew of #CrookedHillary pictures that he has shared.

Vintage TV

vintage.tv — The flamboyant frontman of seminal heavy metal and hard rock bands Deep Purple and Whitesnake invites interviewer Nicky Horne to his American home for revealing chat.

What Pokémon Go Explains About Silicon Valley-and Mankind

vanityfair.com — Yes, the world has gone mad. I'm not talking about Brexit, Donald Trump, or Vladimir Putin. Nor am I alluding to the N.R.A., David Cameron's cat, Larry, or the (potential) global end of populism. I'm referring, instead, to the insanity surrounding the new augmented-reality game .

How the Media Screwed Up the Fatal Tesla Accident

vanityfair.com — Saturday, May 7, was yet another tragically fatal day on American roadways. A woman in Chicago ran a red light, killing one person and sending six others to the emergency room. On Florida's east coast, not far from Jacksonville, a car flipped on I-95 and killed four more people.

Are We at the Start of a Tech World War?

vanityfair.com — During this past year, various theories have been posited to suggest that our current political mood might foretell a reckoning so dark that it could eventually spiral into a veritable international crisis-some terrifying World War III doomsday scenario. Some of these hypotheses have been undeniably hysterical, for sure.
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Aug 25, 2016

@joshelman @JordanMendell I had heard about it but just got around to watching it now. The 80s references are so good.

Aug 24, 2016

"Stranger Things" TV show on Netflix is so, so, so, so good. (And the guy who is typing this with sweaty palms should also note it's scary.)

Aug 24, 2016

The Red Cross used to just ask for blood during emergencies, now they ask for passwordless wi-fi. https://t.co/3NzhDyUY1I

Aug 22, 2016

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.” ― Robert Frost

Aug 19, 2016

RT @puiwingtam: Lyft held sale talks w/ or approached GM, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Didi. Result: no deal. by @dgelles @MikeIsaac  http://nyti.ms/2b3Mzxo 

Aug 18, 2016

Great piece in @vfhive about Steve Bannon, Trump’s new campaign CEO, and his master plan to get Trump in the WH.  http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/breitbart-stephen-bannon-donald-trump-master-plan 

Aug 15, 2016

Giuliani at a Trump rally today: "Before Obama we didn't have any successful radical Islamic attacks in the US." https://t.co/MWz9QqWKT5


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