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Working at the intersection of technology, media, and democracy.
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I’m part of a team that invests in startups changing media for good. Ask me anything. https://medium.com/urbanama/join-an-ama-by-ben-werdmuller-of-matter-nov-6-2017-on-urbanama-517bb9837...

 

 

 

This piece seems to be attracting a lot of attention again. What *is* Silicon Valley? How does it work? https://words.werd.io/what-is-silicon-valley-87fcf49f30c8#.zbmqakexg

 

If you're interested in Silicon Valley, or critical of it, you should know how it works. I wrote a primer: https://words.werd.io/what-is-silicon-valley-87fcf49f30c8?source=linkShare-3b16402f5b9d-1473177908

 

What is Silicon Valley, exactly? How does it work? And why is there so much money? An explainer: https://words.werd.io/what-is-silicon-valley-87fcf49f30c8#.mssu17yc1

 

An open listicle to startup founders: here are some ideas to avoid. https://words.werd.io/an-open-listicle-to-startup-founders-897ed8bdacd#.rc79tcmj6

 

Casual intelligence has the potential to change how we build software: AI for apps. https://medium.com/@evanpro/making-software-with-casual-intelligence-867fd842134#.35sc5332h