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Seth Porges

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As seen in: Freelance, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Chicago Tribune, Mashable, Sydney Morning Herald, Business Standard and 96 more
Covers:  business, travel, science, cars, spirits, gadgets, beer, app development, car technology, consumer electronics, technology, treasure diving

On some TV: Discovery/History/NatGeo/etc plus @Travel Mysteries At The Museum & @ScienceChannel What On Earth? Write: Bloomberg, NYMag, Mashable, Forbes,InStyle

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Biography

Writer, editor, on-air commentator, and app-maker. My writing mostly involves tech, gadgets, cars, spirits, and experiential features.

Currently: contribute to Pop Mech, Wired, InStyle, Pop Sci, Maxim, Fast Company, Forbes, Men's Journal, Mashable, Gizmodo, Rolling Stone.

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Nov 17, 2017

R.E.M. vs Billy Joel: Better shockingly-similar-late-80s-fast-talking-dystopion-song-that-name-drops-tons-of-current-events-and-pop-icons?

Nov 17, 2017

Bands with a self-titled album featuring a song of the same name are 1991's "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo”

Nov 17, 2017

My entire childhood has been ruined by stumbling on the 1989 Fred Savage/Howie Mandel movie Little Monsters on Netflix and realizing it's just a low-budget kiddie rip-off of Beetlejuice https://t.co/qwM5GwFt0x

Nov 17, 2017

I feel like @ThePunisher telling us it's "Rural Alabama" violates the "show, don't tell" rule https://t.co/mU0EgOMse5

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Weekend nights at a paper's high school sports desk. Stringers at games would read me their stories over the phone and I'd transcribe them.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Used? Yes. Used as part of my trade? Can't say I have. I don't think I would have lasted in the days before the "Delete" button.

How is social media changing news?

Journalists now have to be their own hype man. This creates a situation where different type of journalist thrives than may have in the past