Category: Backchannel

April 16, 2019

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here’s how that turned out.


by Nicholas Thompson in Backchannel
April 2, 2019

What Really Happens in a Greylock VC Pitch Meeting?

Turns out that the art of being a venture capitalist means never saying no, even if you rarely say yes.


by Gary Rivlin in Backchannel
March 21, 2019

The Punishing Ecstasy of Being a Reddit Moderator

Banishing zombies and tracking down Russia propaganda—on the front lines with the social site’s volunteer army.


by Robert Peck in Backchannel
March 19, 2019

Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere

For software engineers, lack of friction is an aesthetic joy, an emotional high, the ideal existential state. It’s what drives them—and shapes our world.


by Clive Thompson in Backchannel