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Stephen Shankland

Paris, France
Senior Writer — CNET
Covers:  science, digital photography, academic research, broadband, web browsers, html, javascript, android, processors, google, programming, technology, industry standards

Senior writer at CNET News. I cover browsers, Web programming, computing technology, photography, and more. In the Conehead clique in junior high. RT != +1.

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At CNET News, my job is to dig into the details of important new technology then explain what's going on.

I started my journalism career in 1992 as a science writer at the Los Alamos Monitor, a daily newspaper, then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 to start covering the computer indust...

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@stshank — 29,351 followers, 34,845 tweets

Oct 22, 2017

The wide-angle and telephoto @moment lenses are fine, but it's the fisheye I'm really digging.

Oct 22, 2017

RT @randal_olson: 300 days of a baby's sleeping data. #dataviz One continuous spiral starting on the inside, each revolution represe…

Oct 21, 2017

Why does it take 30-60 seconds for each @Dropbox photo to upload from my Pixel 2 XL over my gigabit broadband? 2-4MB each. Weirdly slow.

Oct 21, 2017

@Evercontact I'm guessing it is probably more likely some problem on Google's end. Third time I've had to reauthorize in the last few months.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Science writer for the Los Alamos Monitor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes -- the last time was a Smith-Corona electric typewriter I used to fill out my college entrance application.

How is social media changing news?

More gossip, less verification, a better ability to track interesting subjects, and a vastly richer supply of sources.