Matt Haughey

Founder of MetaFilter. Huge cyclocross, photography, and web nerd as well.


Why I love Twitter and barely tolerate Facebook


For the past decade, I’ve tried every new social media product to come along but I find myself returning to the two giants of the industry…


I love my cats but they are assholes


I’m not a dog person. I’ve had cats for most of my life and loved every one of them. Currently, we have two: a 2 year-old stray and a one year-old from a shelter, and they’re great. I love them dearly. But they’re also assholes.


Predictions on Watchmas Eve

With Apple’s Watch event to take place tomorrow at 10AM, I figured I should put down some terrible predictions I hope come true.


Unfortunate drawback of the new short Medium posts feature: my phone is blowing up, and I previously had notifications on because Medium publishing was a rare act of friends exposing their latest work, words worth…

Publications edited by Matt Haughey

Technology essays written by Matt Haughey, who should probably be blogging at his own site, but hey, Medium is a really nice writing environment.

Connectors with wheels

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Year-end lists, wrap-ups, and reviews of things from the year 2012


Call it Extra Small

This new short Medium feature is going to kill my desire to publish on my tilde.club/~mathowie blog, which was the perfect respository for anything >140char that wasn’t an epic essay worth sharing.

Also, I hope Marc Andreessen uses this instead of tweeting 50x in a row in the future.


Riding the Pacific Northwest Coast in January

Winter in Oregon is my least favorite time of year, because we tend to have gray, foggy, rainy days from November clear…


Designing Software for Altruism


There’s a lot of talk these days about the role of of empathy in designing user interfaces and user experiences, and it’s a refreshing trend to see take hold…


More on Podcasting’s past/future

As an update to my previous post on the past and potential future of podcasting, I wanted to share some good examples that came in from the feedback on my…


Ten Years of Podcasting: Fighting Human Nature


Podcasting started about ten years ago and I remember watching Dave Winer and Adam Curry devise a way in public, in near real-time, to…


The Stewart

This is the story of how The Stewart came to be, though I’ll admit up front some of the exact details are fuzzy, as I was enjoying myself at the XOXO conference this last September…


Fun with Fatbikes

“Fatbikes” (generally mountain bikes with 4-to-5+ inch wide tires) have taken the bike industry by storm over the last few years. They’ve been called the latest fad and…