Shane Snow

Tech journalist and CCO of @Contently. Pizza, scifi, and ideahacking are what I love. Join my private mailing list at http://eepurl.com/yJaEP for updates!


Hug vs. Handshake

Navigating salutations as an (attempted) non-creepy dude


When I run into a male acquaintance, I know exactly how to greet him: shake his hand…


What I’ll Remember About David Carr

Last summer, my life fell apart. In the course of a week, I suddenly found myself single, homeless, broke, and rather depressed. For several days, I…


We Need A Warby Parker For Overpriced Prescription Drugs

U.S. pharma is ripe for disruption


Ten years ago, Albuterol, one of the most common asthma…


6 Things You Didn’t Know About The Science of Taste

And 2 or 3 even scientists don’t


The human brain is a marvelous machine. It has incredible processing power…

Publications edited by Shane Snow

Stories about trading the status quo for something greater.

Shortcuts in business and life

Lateral thinking applied here


Daft Punk Is The Music Version of Vanilla Coke

“We came too far… to forget… who we are…”


Vanilla Coke is like regular Coke, only with 1/3 more sugar. It’s…


Hug vs. Handshake

Navigating salutations as an (attempted) non-creepy dude


When I run into a male acquaintance, I know exactly how to greet him: shake his hand…


Forget Gold, Invest in Connections


According to a recent study by Syncapse, brands’ Facebook followers are worth an average of $174. That seems like a lot (apparently, my paltry following…


Teaching > Spending


This week, I had the fortune of hanging out with David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at 37 Signals and all-around geek hero. We met up in beautiful Malibu to talk tech, writing, and race car driving. At one point, when the conversation got around to blogging, he said something striking:

"The best-known chefs in the world are the people who publish…

Parlaying Luck Into Sustainable Success


On January 4th, 2012, a little-known comedian posted her 155th YouTube video. Most of her videos had a few hundred views.


Meeting Rock Stars, Under the Guise of Journalism


I used to be obsessed with punk rock.

Unfortunately, my college was located four hours away from any good shows…


I’ll Trade You A Toothpick For That TV


If you ever thought your hometown was boring, try growing up in Idaho.

My stomping ground, on the outskirts of Idaho Falls, ID…