Among other things …
I help companies tell their stories (through text, audio, and video) in in order to increase brand awareness and influence. The teams I’ve led have won awards and have helped put tech brands and publications on the map.
I am the head of communications for ValiMail, a San Francisco-based startup enabling email you can trust. I’m also the founder of tinywords, a daily journal of haiku and micropoetry, and of Tweney Media, a content agency that helps companies communicate through blog posts, online magazines, podcasts, video, and more, and. (Note: Tweney Media is currently focused on pro-bono, nonprofit work.)
Contact info: My coordinates are in the icons at the top of this page, including my email address and phone number.
Formerly, I was the editor-in-chief of VentureBeat and an editor at Wired. And I’ve been writing, editing, and publishing professionally for over two decades. See LinkedIn for more details.
I’ve been blogging since the last millennium (my first post, on Blogger, was in November 1999), mostly about tech and media but sometimes about swimming or running or the Bay Area or life with kids. I try to write and draw every day, and if you’re into that sort of thing, most of my poetry and artsy stuff is on my Tumblr, El Camino Review.
A Few Highlights
- Talk loudly and carry a big schtick, Medium, March 2017
- 6 Financial Facts Solo Entrepreneurs Need to Know, NewCo Shift, October 2016
- Clickbait Headlines About Facebook Cause Constitutional Crisis, LinkedIn, May 2016
- How to Use Diversity to Increase Business Performance, LinkedIn, November 2015
- The next generation of entrepreneurs will need more open platforms, VentureBeat, May 2015
- How to make Facebook work better for you: Quit the ‘Like’, VentureBeat, August 2014
- This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything, VentureBeat, June 2014
- How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years, Wired, June 2011
- NBC Bay Area, “Press Here,” March 2015
- Fox Business, segment on CES and upcoming gadgets, January 2015
- PRHacker, “Secrets of my Inbox,” August 2014
- Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo, about the Amazon Fire phone, June 2014
- KRON-4, on our hopes for an Apple watch, September 2013
- ABC Bay Area, about Yahoo’s new logo, August 2013
- Revision3, on Steve Ballmer and Microsoft, July 2013
- KQED Forum, with Michael Krasny, on Facebook’s IPO, February 2012
- … more media
- How to Fake an Email From Almost Anyone in Under 5 Minutes
- Why do we keep using Facebook?
- Nature vs nurture
- The meaning of a solar eclipse
- The people I love the best
- Email you can trust.
- The big swim.
- The Delta and the Bay
- On not “crushing it” when swimming
- Water textures in the SF Bay.
- Getting used to the cold.