During the reporting of Hatching Twitter I came across a number of emails that showed the early logo explorations of the company that would eventually become Twitter. Some were clean and crisp designs, others looked like an Atari video game, and then there was the one that won out — at least for a short time. Continue reading
Be sure to pick up The New York Times Magazine this weekend, where you will find the excerpt of my upcoming book, “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal,” to be published on November 5 month by Penguin/Portfolio.
The adaption of the book shows some of the sweet, innocent ideas and ruthless power plays that led to the creation of Twitter. The story begins in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco’s financial district Continue reading
I’ve flown in 48 perfectly good small airplanes. I’ve never landed in one of them.
I didn’t plan my first jump. It was late-Summer, 1999, and a group of us had gone camping in upstate New York. The fire crackled in the background as my friend leaned over, handing me what was left of a cheap bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. “Let’s go skydiving tomorrow!” he slurred. Continue reading
In the rear of my house in San Francisco is a tiny 200 square foot cottage that is covered in ivy. This is where I write. Continue reading
A little more than a year after the news broke that I was writing the Twitter Book, here it is, titled: “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.”
The book offers a fascinating story from the beginning to the end. Although it has its fair share of drama and palace intrigue, the story explores important themes around Twitter and how it changed almost every aspect of our daily lives, including politics, revolutions, business, love and friendship.
You can pre-order it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or from a local indie bookstore near you. Continue reading
Truman Capote once said, “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” It’s ageless, magical, and if you can escape the tourists (go to the outlying islands) you’ll see time stand still. Continue reading
A selection of photos taken in Munich with a Leica Monochrom-M. Continue reading
The river had listed on all sides. To the east, it was suffocating the grassy banks of Brooklyn Bridge Park; a mile across the water, the concrete roadways that surround Manhattan had been buried at sea. Yet amid the howls of the wind and and wickedness of the storm, there it stood: A magical island of horses, floating in place in what was now the middle of the East River. Continue reading
A few shots taken with the new GoPro Hero 3 at Pacifica Beach. Continue reading
The fog cuddling with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge this morning. Continue reading