Max Read | @max_read
75 Varick Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10013

About Me

I'm a senior editor at New York magazine, where I edit Select All, a blog about technology. I'm also a former editor-in-chief of Gawker and a founder of IRL Club. My interests include the internet, culture, media, fringe politics, the YouTube video where the dog rides the lawnmower, and the places where those things overlap.


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Recent Work

"Playing Bar Trivia With HQ's Scott," New York
A brief encounter with Scott Rogowsky, host of HQ Trivia.

"Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?," New York
What is Facebook, exactly—and what does it want from us?

"The Whole World Is Now a Message Board," New York
How the message-board revanchists of the alt-right took power.

"Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email," New York Times
The case that all Americans should practice good security.

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Recent Appearances

All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, discussing Facebook's power.

NPR's Make Me Smart with Kai Ryssdal, talking Facebook and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

NPR's It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, exploring the possibility of a post-office social network.

Squawkbox on CNBC, talking about social media and the election.

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The YouTube Video Where the Dog Rides the Lawnmower