Announcing Bubble Blog, a Web 2.0 Memoir and History

Bubble Blog: From Outsider to Insider in Silicon Valley’s Web 2.0 Revolution

I’m excited to launch a web history project I’ve been working on for over a year now: a book called Bubble Blog: From Outsider to Insider in Silicon Valley’s Web 2.0 Revolution. I will be serializing the book on my newsletter, Cybercultural, and it will also be released as a paperback in early 2024.

I think fans of Web Development History will enjoy my new book, as it provides an inside look at how the web evolved in the first decade of the 2000s. If this interests you, I invite you to subscribe to Cybercultural today to receive the serialized book in your email inbox.

More About Bubble Blog

Bubble Blog is a memoir of my experiences running my tech blog, ReadWriteWeb, during the first decade of the 2000s (I mainly focus on the years 2004-2011). ReadWriteWeb was one of the key tech publications of the Web 2.0 era — for several years it was ranked one of the top 10 blogs in the world by Technorati — and was syndicated by the New York Times.

The 2000s was a transformative decade for internet technology; it was when social media, smartphones and apps, and cloud computing all emerged. I chronicled this revolution on my blog. Also during this time, I traveled to Silicon Valley regularly and made (and lost) many friends along the way.

My book will, I hope, give you an insider’s view into what it was like building the modern internet — starting from before Facebook and the iPhone even existed.

You can read more about the book in the launch post on Cybercultural.