Four Years in Startups

Wiener recalls working for a variety of tech companies earlier this decade, observing the men who ruled Silicon Valley.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 23, 2019
Length: 29 minutes (7,268 words)

The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News

How two moderators are trying to make a popular Silicon Valley forum a thoughtful and productive space to have a conversation.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Aug 8, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,226 words)

What It’s Like to Wallow in Your Own Facebook Data

Anna Wiener explores what 13 years of the data she’s given Facebook can give back to her.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 8, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,513 words)

Uncanny Valley

Anna Wiener on the hollow promise of San Francisco’s startup life. “’I just hope this is all worth it,’ she spits in my direction. I know what she means — she’s talking about money — but I also know how much equity she has, and I’m confident that even in the best possible scenario, whatever she’s experiencing is definitely not.”

Source: n+1
Published: Apr 27, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,416 words)