He gained fame reporting on Silicon Valley technology news for the website The Verge. He also started a daily newsletter called The Interface that explored social media and democracy.
He earned his degree in journalism and English from Northwestern University in 2002.
His biggest social media presence is on Twitter where he's acquired upwards of 140,000 followers. In 2020, he left The Verge to launch his own subscription service on Substack under a brand called Platformer.
He posted a photo with his parents on Instagram on Father's Day 2017.
He shared an Instagram picture with comedienne Kathy Griffin in March 2019.