Photo: James Bareham / The Verge

Photo: James Bareham / The Verge

Hi there! I'm a writer living in San Francisco. I moved here in 2010 to cover technology for the business desk of the San Francisco Chronicle, and later became a senior writer at CNET. In 2013 I joined The Verge, where I am a senior editor leading our coverage of Silicon Valley. is my personal blog, and I use it as a kind of rolling portfolio of the more substantive pieces I write.

In 2017 I started writing a daily newsletter about social networks and democracy. It's a weekday roundup of the day's news about Facebook, Twitter, Snap, and their would-be competitors, focused on our developing understanding of how these companies change human behavior and the country at large. You can sign up to receive it for free here. In 2018 I launched Converge, an interview game show about Silicon Valley. You can check it out on Apple PodcastsPocket CastsGoogle Play MusicSpotify, our RSS feed, and wherever fine podcasts are sold.

Bonus social media accounts for your stalking pleasure:

Facebook. Poke me!
Instagram. Now with handsome Web view!
Twitter. Nice to tweet you!
Pocket. What I'm reading!
Spotify. Making playlists!
Tumblr. Talking music!
Periscope. Hosting community meetings. Hello to Brazil!

And you can add me on Snapchat under the name crumbler or by snapping my ghost: