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Primary website:
readwrite.com
Primary Twitter:
@rww

ReadWrite is a blog primarily devoted to the culture of collaborative web technology commonly known as Web 2.0.

ReadWrite is among the most influential blogs on the web, particularly in technology circles. The site has a staff of about 15.

The blog was founded in 2003 by New Zealand resident Richard MacManus, who remains its editor. MacManus fully owned the blog until December 2011, when he sold it to SAY Media of San Francisco. He began blogging full-time in 2005. The blog generates revenue through advertising, researched reports and events.

Since 2008, the blog has had a syndication partnership with The New York Times. The site also has editions devoted to France, Spain, Brazil and China, as well as sites dedicated to enterprise, business, startups and cloud computing. ReadWrite has no central office, with employees working from around the world using cloud-based tools.

In October 2012, the site rebranded as ReadWrite from ReadWriteWeb and hired Dan Lyons, best known as “Fake Steve Jobs,” to be its editor-in-chief. Lyons left in March 2013, replaced by Owen Thomas.

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Recent Nieman Lab coverage:
July 10, 2012 / Justin Ellis
Moving mobile: ReadWriteWeb chooses responsive design over a native iPhone app — Like other publishers, the tech blog is shifting its mobile development emphasis from apps to the browser....
April 23, 2010 / Mark Coddington
This Week in Review: Facebook’s big move, the iPad’s news app control, and a future for hard reporting — [Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week’s top stories about the future of news and the debates that grew up around them. —Josh] Facebook tries to connect the web: Most of the talk on journalism and the web th...
March 5, 2010 / Mark Coddington
This Week in Review: Surveying the online news scene, web-first mags, and Facebook patents its feed — [Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week’s top stories about the future of news and the debates that grew up around them. —Josh] The online news landscape defined: Much of the discussion about journalism this ...
Feb. 5, 2010 / Mark Coddington
This Week in Review: Google’s new features, what to do with the iPad, and Facebook’s rise as a news reader — [Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week’s top stories about the future of news and the debates that grew up around them. —Josh] A gaggle of Google news items: Unlike the past several weeks with their paywall ...
Sept. 29, 2009 / Zachary M. Seward
Five projects on the frontier of text-based data analysis and visualization — Last week, I attended the Transparent Text symposium at IBM’s offices in Cambridge. The conference focused on text-based data storage, analysis, and visualization — awesomely nerdy stuff, in other words. Some of ...

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: April 20, 2013.
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