I’m Richard MacManus, a writer and technology journalist based in the UK. I was the founder of ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and built it into one of the world’s most influential tech news sites.
My new book, launched in October 2023 as a serialized work on Substack, is Bubble Blog: From Outsider to Insider in Silicon Valley’s Web 2.0 Revolution. It is a memoir of my experiences running ReadWriteWeb during the first decade of the 2000s.
ReadWriteWeb (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’ve written three books since leaving ReadWriteWeb:
- My latest book, launched in October 2023, is Bubble Blog: From Outsider to Insider in Silicon Valley’s Web 2.0 Revolution. It’s a personal memoir and cultural history of the Web 2.0 era. As per above, you can read it now on my Substack.
- My science fiction novel Presence, about the future of the metaverse, was published in September 2016.
- My debut book Trackers, about how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health, was published in December 2014.
External media coverage, from RWW through to my current projects.