I’m Richard MacManus, a writer and technology journalist.
I was the founder of ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and built it into one of the world’s most influential tech news sites. RWW was ranked among the top ten blogs in the world by Technorati and was syndicated by The New York Times (2008-11). The company was sold to SAY Media in December 2011 and I left in October 2012.
I write a weekly newsletter, Cybercultural. It’s a place where I can reminisce about Web 2.0 and opine about Web3 in the same breath.
My side project is Web Development History (WDH), an internet history website for the technically curious. ⏳
I’ve written two books since leaving ReadWriteWeb:
- My debut book Trackers, about how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health, was published in December 2014.
- My science fiction novel Presence, about the future of Virtual Reality, was published in September 2016.
External media coverage, from RWW through to my current projects.