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" It's easy to forget the ever-plodding eBay with all the noise made by the more lithe and lively Web 2.0 companies. "
" My telephone manners were, well, offensive to some. As I lugged my cell around, yammering away, I noticed cold stares from passersby who viewed me as a kind of techno-terrorist, or at least incredibly rude. "
" Readers appreciate the truth. Why say, 'Some think a situation is a mess?' Based on my reporting, if a situation is a mess, then I say that. The truth is always what reporters tell each other when they get back to the newsroom. "
" Casting my fate to the heavens, quite literally, I decided to go wireless. Completely wireless. All wireless, all the time, everywhere. "
" For the record, my mother is an astonishing and loving grandmother. "
" Most reporters are so transactional rather than strategic. "
" I bought tiny infant onesies while still in college and compiled a killer toy collection throughout my 20s and 30s. "
" Sure, I am funny and have a good sense of humor. Mostly, though, I just tell the truth. The internal dialogue people have in their heads - I just write it. "
" While some debate its helpfulness at generating monetizable traffic, when Digg points to a story, huge audience spikes quickly follow. "
" I know: I am a freakish geek. Or is that a geekish freak? "
" I think the way to be an influential journalist is to be accurate and to be fair and to get things right and to really characterize things in an honest way, versus being really snarky or cheerleading. "
" Wherever you go at SXSW, there you are standing in line. Or watching other people stand in line. "
" We really spend a lot of time on building relationships. And so when everyone is like, 'How do you break so many stories?' it's because I build relationships. I do it the old-fashioned way, and I build sourcing relationships, and then I take advantage of those relationships over time. "
" Having a baby had always seemed the easiest and most natural thing to do, and I had never felt - even in my most furtive days of coming out - that being gay would mean I could not become a mother. "
" I used to do a lot of casual photography - back in the olden times when one used film - but it had fallen by the wayside over the years. "
" I have found, writing a blog, that being non-opaque is necessary. You pretty much have to say what you know in much more firm terms or risk that the legions who always know more than you do will tell the story better. "
" I think things can surprise you. I mean, I loved Instagram from the minute it started, but I think it surprised a lot of people how quickly it got huge. "
" Really smart people don't want to say stupid things, and they really don't want to be a part of a PR-engineered interview. People really do want to be smart, and they want smart questions. So, if you ask smart questions, there's no way you can't do well. "
" Equipped with two cell phones - one for work and another for home - I like to think of myself as a kind of 21st-century digital pioneer, ready to network, fax, page, e-mail and - oh, yes - talk at will. "
" My father died when I was only five years old, and that was the moment when I learned a cruel lesson that tomorrow, in fact, might not be another day. "
" Is a family just the strict definition of a small and discrete unit, or is it about the larger organic group that inevitably grows up around the smaller one? "
" I am an unrepentant tweetaholic. I use the communications service all day long to discover news, interesting tidbits and, of course, to flack the work of our tech and media news site, Re/code. "
" A Microsoft-Yahoo merger is a deal only an investment banker could love. "
" While it is often true that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, it seems like Yahoo's almost obsessive focus on Google is taking away from its other businesses. "
" While I am not saying Facebook cannot be a wonderland for marketers, I am still waiting to see the proof of it, and so should every reporter. "
" It is hard to look away from the swirl of media that the untimely and tragic death of Heath Ledger has engendered, and the Internet has jacked the frenzy into overdrive. "
" It seemed like most of the memories faded before they had time to form. And after a while, my life with my father seemed like a familiar story or a distant dream. "
" Canceling my landline phone account, cutting off service to my home for good, and rendering the telephones that had long sat on tables in every room as useless as my closeted bread machine, I took the final step in a lifelong attempt to free myself from the wires that tethered me. "
" Mark Zuckerberg needs no introduction these days, what with all the magazine covers and morning news shows. My mother knows who he is now, and my mother can hardly turn on a computer. "
" It's the nature of journalism to need to be close to your subjects. And either you're able to be tough on them, which a lot of us are, or you get in bed with them, and some people do. "
" Now I am not against widgets, those small third-party applications that people can put on their Web pages on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, in general. "