Hello, ReadWriteWeb readers! As Richard noted earlier, I am joining ReadWriteWeb as its new Editor-at-Large, and I am very excited about it. I'll start writing for the site in January, but in the meantime, I have some planning to do. And I'd love your help.
First, a brief introduction: For the past six years, I've been writing about the tech industry every day. Most recently, I launched SplatF, a one-man tech analysis and commentary site, which I'll continue to write. Prior to that, I helped create Business Insider in 2007, when it was a small tech blog. And before that, I was a tech reporter at Forbes.
My interest has been - and will continue to be - to find and tell interesting tech and business stories, with an eye for the unusual. Only now, I'll be doing it for ReadWriteWeb, with a more global point-of-view.
That is, I'll be traveling around the world regularly, looking for the next big stories and ideas in technology. Some themes I'll be looking for include:
- The rise of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, and how they're changing the tech industry and society.
- The promise of the digital living room and the changing balance of power in media.
- How entrepreneurs are reinventing every facet of life, from the way we communicate to our thermostats. And how new technology and business models are making it easier for entrepreneurs to do this.
- How governments and companies are investing in game-changing technology and infrastructure projects around the world, and what it means.
- The people who are making this all happen.
One of the things that attracted me to ReadWriteWeb is its global perspective, staff, and readership. So let me know: What's going on in your city, country, or industry that's fascinating right now? What's worth visiting and learning about? What interesting stories aren't being told properly? Which conferences and gatherings should I aim to speak at?
The last thing I want, I assure you, is to be the 10th person to write the same story that you've already read. So I'd love your help looking for new and important ideas.
In the meantime, feel free to get in touch in the comments below, and please follow me on Twitter at @fromedome for the latest.
Globe photo by Andy Beatty