Andrew Mager

Andrew Mager is a hacker advocate at Spotify in New York City.

Latest Posts

Say goodbye to Yahoo! Mash

On today's web, so many social sites never get off the ground because users don't easily migrate from their online communities. As much as I want MySpace to die, people will still be using it as long as their friends are using it.

August 28, 2008 by Andrew Mager


Open source microblogging

If I had to explain Twitter to someone for the first time, I would say that it's an addicting social news feed of my friends' status or commentary. It's micro-blogging.

August 24, 2008 by Andrew Mager


Mashable Monthly debuts in San Francisco

Pete Cashmore's social media news blog is known for covering stories about the ever changing web and how to better interact with it, but it also has an offline presence. Mashable's founder likes to travel around the country and meet the folks that read his blog.

August 23, 2008 by Andrew Mager


I'm done with GMail

Email is secret elixir that makes us addicted to the Internet, but the overall infrastructure of it hasn't changed in over ten years. The same can be said for GMail.

August 23, 2008 by Andrew Mager

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An Event Apart 2008: Day 2

The second day of An Event Apart will feature plenty of web standards jargon. I will be posting photos and notes from today's events.

August 19, 2008 by Andrew Mager


An Event Apart 2008: Day 1

The antique Palace Hotel in San Francisco houses An Event Apart, a collaboration of interactive presentations about web standards, user experience design, and best practices. The two-day conference features well-known speakers from around the world, including AEA's hosts Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer.

August 18, 2008 by Andrew Mager


Wordcamp 2008

In the quiet flats of University of California San Francisco Mission Bay campus, bloggers, thinkers, journalists, developers, and inventors melt together for a full day of lectures and learning. The goal of Wordcamp 2008 is to figure out the future of publishing on the web.

August 16, 2008 by Andrew Mager