How Evan Williams helped create the new social medium of microblogging.
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Editor in Chief and Publisher
I'm the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company's digital and print publications, as well as our events.
Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the "bible of the dot.com boom." I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.
Jason Pontin's Stories
With microblogging services, such as Pownce, Jaiku, Twitter, and Facebook, the mundane is the message.
Innovations in technology and science have many authors, although only a few are recognized.
The penultimate day of Chris Anderson's African conference is pleasing.
The elite technology show mostly sparkles, but sometimes grates. That's fine.
How it influences the imagination of technologists.
Strict and simple conventions favor the useful expression of ideas
What successful young technologists know
Pip Coburn was a star research analyst during the Internet boom. Today, he thinks the entire industry has to change.
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