Originals are longform reads featured in the NextDraft newsletter and app.

Over there….

These days, I’m publishing all of my longform essays over at Medium. (Click Over there to get a link.

Recent Highlights

Here’s the coverage of Paris, the refugees and much more from today’s NextDraft. (Remember to subscribe or get the app here). Other recent writings include: Consider Yourself on Notification. Why You’re an Expert on ISIS.

Straight to the Source

In the latest What Hurts podcast, Phil Bronstein (who wrote the exclusive article on the man who shot Osama bin Laden) and I talk about the struggle to know when it’s OK to share information you weren’t even supposed to know about in the first place. You can listen on the What Hurts site. You …

Unscramble This

In the latest episode of What Hurts, Phil Bronstein and I talk about the week’s news and the end of an era at Playboy. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes. or: Listen and Follow on SoundCloud. On the writing side, here are five simple steps to fix iTunes.

This Is Gonna Hurt

Phil Bronstein and I have a new podcast called What Hurts (still very much in its beta form). Have a listen and let me know what you think. You can: Listen and Subscribe on iTunes. or: Listen and Follow on SoundCloud. Or just search for What Hurts in your favorite Podcast App.

The Latest Originals

I’ve been doing most of my long-form stuff over at Medium. Here are some of the recent highlights. If you want to get the daily news updates from NextDraft, get the newsletter or app here. The Meaning of Facebook’s Emojis, Explained   You Already Ruined Hanukkah (Just Admit It, Part 6)   A Few Blocks …

Tidal, Apple, Beyonce, and the Future of Streaming Music

Jay Z and a bunch of his big time friends in the music business held a press conference this week to re-launch Tidal, a music treamervice he recently acquired. Let’s use that event as an excuse to reassess the state of online music. Here are eleven steps to the future of online music. 1. Before …

Let’s Give Them Something to Tweet about (Or Why Periscope Matters)

It’s showtime on the Internet. With the launch of Periscope, Twitter has enabled each of us to livestream video to our followers. That’s good news for our cats, and that’s good news for Twitter, a company that has seen some of its promise limited by the very technological age in which it emerged. There are …

You Should Be Afraid

The Internet got really mad at an article the NYT’s Nick Bilton wrote about the potential risk of cell phone use and wearables. I linked to it in Wednesday’s NextDraft, and I almost immediately got a litany of angry feedback in volumes usually reserved for subjects such as the Middle East, domestic politics, or Apple’s decision to remove ports from …

You Kids Stay Off Mark Zuckerberg’s Lawn

Let’s start with the money shot: “Mr. Zuckerberg goes to great lengths to protect the privacy of his personal life.” That quote — from one of Mark Zuckerberg’s lawyers — was included in a recent lawsuit covered by the NYT’s always excellent Matt Richtel. It turns out that certain wealthy individuals require those who work on their homes (and …