How Matt Mullenweg built WordPress into a giant platform powering 1/4 of the Web (podcast)

In this week’s podcast, I talk with Matt Mullenweg, who created WordPress as an open-source blogging platform twelve years ago and turned it into a parallel, for-profit company called Automattic ten years ago.

[Click the image above to hear the MP3 of this podcast.]

Since then, WordPress has grown into one of the most successful platforms on the Web.… Read the rest

How Matt Mullenweg built WordPress into a giant platform powering 1/4 of the Web (podcast)

Social media will ‘trump’ tonight’s GOP debate winner

Fox-News-debate-promo

If you’re like most politically minded Americans, you’ll be grabbing some popcorn and sitting down to watch the first Republican debate tonight at 9pm Eastern.

With ten contenders, most of whom are masters at the art of making provocative and outrageous statements, and all of whom are desperate for the precious attention and donor dollars that will keep their fledgling campaigns alive, it promises to be a lively, entertaining evening.… Read the rest

Social media will ‘trump’ tonight’s GOP debate winner