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I’m Richard MacManus (@ricmac), a pioneering tech blogger and author. Cybercultural is my newsletter about internet history and its impact on our culture. I’m currently serializing my latest book, “Bubble Blog: From Outsider to Insider in Silicon Valley’s Web 2.0 Revolution”. It chronicles the rise of the modern internet during the first decade of this century.

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I was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of ReadWriteWeb (RWW) from 2003-2012. RWW was ranked among the top 10 blogs in the world, according to Technorati. It was syndicated by The New York Times and eventually acquired by SAY Media.

My most recent online project was Web Development History (2020-21), a blog that chronicled the early years of the web from a developer perspective. Here are some nice things people said about that project:


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Cybercultural Archives 2019-2022

This is v2 of Cybercultural, which started in 2023 and focuses on internet history. The first version of Cybercultural ran from 2019-2022 and focused on the intersection of technology and the cultural industries. If you’re curious, v1 is archived here: cybercultural.ricmac.org.