Senior Writer @WIRED and co-host of the Gadget Lab podcast. Lover of plot twists. DMs open, contact for Signal info.

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Joined March 2009
In 2019 I called off my wedding and ended an 8-year relationship. But the internet won't let me forget it. Apps still show wedding content; photo albums surface memories. And Pinterest even has a brutally insensitive name for it: "The miscarriage problem." wired.com/story/weddings-soc…
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my takeaway from the Zuck #sidechannel interview is that i think Mark should spend a lot more time thinking and studying the gig economy before he rolls out more creator tools!
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"57% of men said working from home had a positive impact on their career, compared to 29% of women. And 34% of male parents said they received a promotion amid the pandemic, compared to 9% of female parents." calmatters.org/newsletters/w…
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Think of the commentary and text-based conversations you've seen emerge on Facebook over the past five years. Now picture that in audio form. You're...welcome? 🙄 vox.com/recode/2021/4/18/223…
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We hit the streets of the Upper West Side again this weekend to spread the word about our fight for a fair contract, and one thing is clear: New Yorkers stand with @newyorkerunion, @p4kunion, and @ars_union. ✊ #newyorkisauniontown
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here's the thing about being a functioning human: naps
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Shortages of semiconductors are sending shock waves thru the economy. Tech makers are scrambling to find simple chips made in older factories, potentially affecting any company that's adding communications or computing features to products, via @donal888 nytimes.com/2021/04/15/techn…
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I feel so, so lucky to have worked with @megreenwell and @ScottRosenfield (and to have been a work spouse). I'll be a little lost without them at first, but I know @WIRED is on the right path thanks to them
Hi, some news: I’m leaving @WIRED next week. Several journalists I admire, most recently @millie and @s_m_i, have been open about leaving their jobs because of burnout. Like them, I am totally drained, and I've realized I cannot do my best work without a break.
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Burnout is real, in journalism and across many other industries, and I admire @megreenwell and @ScottRosenfield so much for giving so much of themselves during *all this*
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It is truly amazing that in one year we went from a vaccine tech that had never been used before to hundreds of millions of doses of a vaccine that is 94% effective against a novel pathogen This is man on the moon, invention of the wheel level bonkers wsj.com/articles/cdc-identif…
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Wired: Being fully vaccinated Tired: Briefly, after being vaccinated Score: 11/10, highly recommend; may come with new outlook on life
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Even if you are fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends against holding a meeting that could have been an email.
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“The times I’ve regretted being honest are the ones when I’m doing it for my own catharsis without fully considering how the person I’m talking to will be affected.” ⁦@megreenwell⁩ with excellent advice per usual wired.com/story/ooo-manageme…
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"Without robust national privacy safeguards, entire databases of citizen information are ready for purchase, whether to predatory loan companies, law enforcement agencies, or even malicious foreign actors." @jshermcyber on the commodification of you wired.com/story/opinion-data…
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