Dave Pell

I write NextDraft, a quick and entertaining look at the day’s most fascinating news.


The Internet is Rigged

This isn’t the Internet we signed up for…

It was the inherent beauty of the web. I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any…


I Walked the Brooklyn Bridge Without Facebook


Next month my nephew graduates from college and last week my son and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. And my concerns about the issues


Product is Bigger Than Any Celebrity

And other lessons from Jay Z’s new musical venture.

Jay Z and a bunch of his big time friends in the music business held a press…


LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TWEET ABOUT

(OR WHY PERISCOPE MATTERS)


Let’s Give Them Something to Tweet About


Don’t Take a Flying Leap

Here’s a little insight in the tech industry. Many Internet professionals are really smart. And really creative. And really cool. But they’re not $2 billion smart. Or…


America’s Game

As an assistant coach, I’m supposed to be all about fun and fair play at my son’s little league game. Be a good sport, I’ll tell them. Don’t be afraid to tell a player on the…


You Kids Get Off Mark Zuckerberg’s Lawn


Let’s start with the money shot:

“Mr. Zuckerberg goes to great lengths to protect the privacy of his personal life.”

Revenge of Old Media

A snapshot in time shows the old guys are not dead yet


The graphic below allows you, for the first time, to watch as an epic media battle unfolds on an Friday morning on the Interwebs. Buzzfeed strikes first, with confidence. They know Fridays are owned by the new, agile journalists. Then, boom, the fresh team at Bloomberg reminds them that…


50 Shades of Apple Watch

Sex Lit in the Age of Wearables


50 Shades of Space Grey

Sex Lit in the Age of the Apple Watch


The Internet is Rigged

This isn’t the Internet we signed up for…

It was the inherent beauty of the web. I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any…