ReadWrite (originally ReadWriteWeb or RWW) is a Web technology blog launched in 2003, covering Web 2.0 and Web technology in general, and providing industry news, reviews, and analysis. Founded by Richard MacManus,[1] Technorati ranked ReadWriteWeb at number 12 in its list of top 100 blogs worldwide, as of October 9, 2010.[2] MacManus is based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand,[3] but the officers and writers of RW work from diverse locations, including Portland, Oregon.[4] Around September or October 2008, The New York Times technology section began syndicating RW content online.[5][6] RW also has many international channels such as France, Spain, Brazil and China.

Type of site
Web technology blog
Available inEnglish
Launched2003; 21 years ago (2003)
Current statusActive

RW was acquired by SAY Media in 2011.[7] On October 22, 2012, RWW redesigned its website, rebranded as ReadWrite and hired Daniel Lyons as the new editor-in-chief.[8] Dan Lyons left ReadWrite on March 20, 2013,[9] replaced by Owen Thomas.[10]

SAY Media sold ReadWrite to Wearable World in February 2015.[11] In June 2015, the company announced a crowd funding campaign.[12]


Editor-in-Chief Editor from Editor to
Richard MacManus 2003 2012
Daniel Lyons 2012 2013
Owen Thomas 2013 2016
Trevor Curwin 2016 2017
Clayton Jacobs[13] 2017 2018

See also



  1. ^ Bond, Georgina (August 18, 2008). "Richard MacManus – the most influential Kiwi online". The New Zealand Herald.
  2. ^ "top 100 blogs". Technorati. Archived from the original on 2010-10-08.
  3. ^ "Kiwi blog lord picked up by NY Times". The New Zealand Herald. September 24, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  4. ^ About ReadWriteWeb Accessed April 7, 2010
  5. ^ Goel, Vindu (September 23, 2008). "Tech News 2.0 at The Times". The New York Times.
  6. ^ MacManus, Richard. "New York Times Syndicates ReadWriteWeb". ReadWriteWeb. Archived from the original on 2009-02-22.
  7. ^ "SAY Media Acquires Prominent Tech Blog Read Write Web". Reuters. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  8. ^ "ReadWriteWeb relaunches as ReadWrite, and nabs Fake Steve Jobs as Editor-in-Chief". The Next Web. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  9. ^ "Why I hired the Fake Steve Jobs: HubSpot Blog".
  10. ^ "Interviewing ReadWrite's Editor Owen Thomas". Ranky. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  11. ^ Castillo, Michelle. "SAY Media Unloads Its Websites to Focus on Tech". AdWeek. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  12. ^ "Tech Blog Preps Crowdfunding Campaign to "Bring ReadWrite Back"".
  13. ^ "ReadWrite employed these 3 game-changing content marketing tactics and nailed its China strategy".