Here are some media highlights, covering my time running ReadWriteWeb (2003-2012) through to my current book projects.
5/4/17: Ep 110 The write stuff with Richard MacManus; interview with the Access Granted podcast.
22/2/17: We’re calling in the experts; “Say hello to the high-profile contributing writers who will support the Newsroom team.”
Press about Presence
27/11/16: Interview with Internet History Podcast (mainly about my career at ReadWriteWeb, but there is some discussion about my books at the end).
10/11/16: En 2050, Facebook ressemblera-t-il à Second Life?; article in Usbek & Rica, a French futurist magazine.
3/10/16: Presence is a new novel about VR, clones, and virtual theme parks; excerpt in TechCrunch, a leading tech blog.
3/10/16: How a sci-fi author envisions the future of virtual reality in 2051; interview with Haptical, a news blog about VR.
29/9/16: Interview on Robot Overlordz podcast.
28/9/16: Richard MacManus’ first foray into science fiction; a review by Zach Beauvais.
28/9/16: My launch post.
Press about Trackers
April 2016: “Health Trackers is a timely and insightful read that demonstrates how technology can increase our awareness of our bodies. The book also sends a clear message to the medical society on the benefits of self-tracking for health care management. MacManus’ own journey through diabetes and self-tracking has spiked my interest to learn more about the value of these technologies in clinical practice.” Ananya De, BPharm, PhD, American Medical Writers Association.
Sept 2015: “What begins as a lighthearted and informative look at useful new devices quickly becomes a thought-provoking study of health care in a brave new world.” Publishers Weekly
11/2/15: “…lively and engaging …an easy to read, well paced survey of an important development.” Gordon Findlay, Booksellers NZ.
24/1/15: Interview with Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand National.
16/1/15: Interview with Liam Butler about Trackers; Eldernet Gazette.
15/1/15: Can tracking apps make us healthier? Stuff.co.nz
2/1/15: Fast Track; cover story about Trackers, by New Zealand magazine The Listener. (article not available online)
2/12/14: Press release for Trackers; Lighthouse PR.
21/6/14: “Richard MacManus is undoubtedly New Zealand’s most successful blogger.” Dominion Post
From internet to paperback; Idealog, Aug 2013.
Presentation at Startup Turkey; Antalya, Turkey, February 2013.
Pioneer switches from blog to paper; Dominion Post, December 2012.
October 2012: I part ways with ReadWriteWeb
My blog post announcing his departure from RWW and plan to write a book, October 12, 2012.
RWW Founder Richard MacManus Starts His Next Chapter, ReadWriteWeb, October 12, 2012.
Founder Richard MacManus Departs ReadWriteWeb To Work On A Book, TechCrunch, October 12, 2012.
Wellington’s Richard MacManus checks out of ReadWriteWeb, The National Business Review (NBR), October 13, 2012.
December 2011: ReadWriteWeb Acquired by SAY Media
On 14 December 2011, ReadWriteWeb – the company I founded – was acquired by San Francisco firm SAY Media.
Click here for a round-up of news coverage and interviews about the acquisition.
Interview with Pelpina Trip from Webbeat.tv; SXSW, Austin, Mar 11.
Platform politics rife at the office; Dominion Post, Oct 11 (article about web technology in the office; incl quotes from me).
Future perfect?; Sunday Star Times, May 11 (article about future tech; incl quotes).
An invitation to write the future; NZ Herald, Apr 11 (article about Internet of Things; incl quotes).
ABC News Interview with Dan Patterson; ABC News, Jun 10, NYC.
Silicon Welly; Dominion Post, Oct 10 (article about the tech scene in my home city of Wellington, New Zealand. Includes a few quotes.)
WeBlogTheWorld Interview @ RWW Mobile Summit; May 2010, Mountain View, CA.
Introductory remarks at ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit; May 2010, Mountain View, CA (video).
PBS interview at SXSW 2010; PBS, Mar 10, Austin, Texas.
The Paley Center for Media event, NYC; Discussion featuring Ai Weiwei (a leading Chinese artist), Jack Dorsey (creator and co-founder of Twitter) and me; Paley Center, NYC, 15 March 2010.
Twitter tries to dodge China’s firewall; The Dominion Post, Mar 10.
Problogger interview about ReadWriteWeb; Jan 10 (audio).
Kiwi king of the tweets; NZ Herald, Jan 10.
W2W’09 Keynote; Nov 09, Wellington, NZ (video).
Opening Remarks at the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit; Oct 09, Mountain View, CA (video, Facebook privacy settings may apply).
Profile on Media 7 tv show; TVNZ7, Mar 09.
What’s in store for New Zealand in the next 10 years?; NZ Herald, Feb 09.
Richard MacManus – the most influential Kiwi online; NZ Herald, Nov 08.
Interview at Web 2.0 Summit by Alison McNeill of bub.blicio.us; San Francisco, Nov 08 (video).
Kiwi blog lord picked up by NY Times; NZ Herald, Sep 08.
Local blog syndicated to NY Times; NBR, Sep 08.
Presentation at the Fairfax Media ’08 conference, Sydney; Sydney Morning Herald, May 2008 (video).
Kiwi blogger has hit the big time; NZ Herald, Apr 08.
Hobby leads to career for tech blogger; The Dominion Post, Feb 08.
Video interview from Web 2.0 event in Australia; Sydney, June 2007 (video).
Kiwi blogger logs on to make a living; NZ Herald, Feb 07.