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Rob Pegoraro

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Next door to Washington, DC
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  digital culture, telecom, gadgets, tech policy, smartphones, consumer electronics, computers, social media, internet
Doesn't Cover: software, enterprise

Journalist covering/often vexed by computers, gadgets and other things that beep. Read: @YahooFinance, @USATODAYtech, elsewhere. Write: rob@robpegoraro.com.

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Biography

Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He ...

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@robpegoraro — 17,013 followers, 39,597 tweets

Dec 02, 2016

Thanks to the magic of SafeTrack, getting to National Airport by Metro took as long as my best-case transit commute to Dulles. Oof.

Dec 02, 2016

Today's #wmata oddity: This train's LED signs are blinking through all the available colors instead of showing a line or destination. https://t.co/tccvTWViNe

Dec 01, 2016

@b_fung I've heard of that phrase being abbreviated to "f/u." At least, I think that's what the abbreviation is supposed to mean...

Dec 01, 2016

When somebody sends me the same press release 3x in a row, I keep the most recent copy, just in case it fixes a typo. See? Not a monster.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

The first keyboard I used was on a manual typewriter, and now I own one myself... largely for ironic purposes.

How is social media changing news?

The conversation with readers about a story no longer starts after you publish that piece; it's now a continuum.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

You're curious, you're in perpetual beta, and your first instinct when something's wrong is to reach for a keyboard (or touchscreen).