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Owen Thomas


Owen Thomas was the founding executive editor of the Daily Dot before becoming the editor in chief of Read Write. A former managing editor for Valleywag, Thomas also was an executive editor for VentureBeat and now serves as business editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Dot Dot Dot: Is it real, or is it Instagram?

Sharing photos isn’t about artistry. It’s about identity.

On Mar 22, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: The farce of habit

Why do we keep doing what we’re doing?

On Mar 15, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Nick Denton comments on comments

Too often, the drama-filled discussion sections of website fall from tragedy to farce. The founder of Gawker Media thinks he has the fix.

On Mar 11, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Vic Gundotra defends Google’s “social layer” at SXSW Interactive

Google+ is doing fine, says the executive in charge of it. Is he spreading it a little thick?

On Mar 9, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: South by Same Old

The Daily Dot’s founding editor finds himself in an Austin time warp.

On Mar 8, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: How the Daily Dot stays abreast of YouTube

Even reply girls get the blues.

On Mar 1, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: The Pinternet of things

On Pinterest, nobody loses. It’s a pin-pin situation. Everybody pins!

On Feb 23, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: Sharing is caring, and so is tweeting

How we talk when we talk about Twitter.

On Feb 16, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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It’s been “Friday” for a whole year now

A year later, it's Friday again, it's still Rebecca Black's moment, and she remains a person of interest.

On Feb 10, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: The art of the non-apology

Path and Pinterest show two ways to deal with communities in uproar.

On Feb 9, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Karen Handel botches Komen resignation on Twitter, Facebook

Embattled executive provides valuable lessons in how not to communicate online.

On Feb 7, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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How celebrity breakups rank on Twitter (infographic)

Valentine's Day is around the corner. But judging by the tweets, people are more worked up over lovebirds who have fled the nest.

On Feb 3, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Imgur, Pinterest, Grindr, Path: Why Web communities swept the Crunchies

A splashy awards show put on by tech blogs is a rare chance for the makers of the social Web to rub shoulders—and celebrate their victories.

On Feb 3, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: The hundred-billion-dollar man

Mark Zuckerberg and the new wealth.

On Feb 2, 2012 by Owen Thomas

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Dot Dot Dot: Larry Page, Kim Kardashian, and iPad explosions

Welcome to Silicon Valley, where fiction is stranger than truth.

On Jan 26, 2012 by Owen Thomas