Mike Masnick

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Mike Masnick
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Masnick at Techdirt Greenhouse, 2006
Born (1974-12-08) December 8, 1974 (age 39)
Known for Founder of Techdirt

Michael "Mike" Masnick (born December 8,[1] 1974) is an American editor and entrepreneur . He is the CEO and founder of Techdirt, a weblog that focuses on technology news and tech-related issues. Masnick is also the founder and CEO of the company Floor64[2] and a contributor at BusinessWeek '​s Business Exchange.[3]

Before founding Floor64, Masnick worked in business development and marketing at Release Software, an e-commerce startup, and in marketing at Intel. He has a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MBA, both from Cornell University.[4]

He coined the term "Streisand effect" on the Techdirt blog in January 2005,[5] and was interviewed about it three years later on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Techdirt: The Uneasy Balance Between Wikipedia and the Truth", techdirt.com, October 21, 2008
  2. ^ "Mike Masnick". The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee. Retrieved January 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ BusinessWeek's Business Exchange - Mike Masnick
  4. ^ "Mike Masnick". The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee. Retrieved January 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ “Is Leveraging the Streisand Effect Illegal?”, techdirt.com, July 13, 2006.
  6. ^ “'The Streisand Effect' Snags Effort to Hide Documents”, All Things Considered, February 29, 2008.

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