It’s been a strange couple weeks for me. A lot of stuff I’ve worked on (mostly in secret) for the last few years is now in the news. It looks like it really was important after all — I wasn’t deluding myself.
First off, of course, the whole Facebook Files / whistleblower thing is about the work that I and my colleagues did at the company.
Relatedly, in Time, there’s a decent primer to the civic team, which I worked on at Facebook for the majority of my time there.
Weirdly, the NYT bestselling book, Black Buck, is heavily based on Mateo’s time at Grovo — the place I worked before Facebook.
I feel a little like a Forrest Gump — near all this fame and excitement, always just slightly off screen.
Wonder what happens next.
I have been, and will be, posting a lot of life updates here. This dynamic is why: seems like enough time has passed that I write about my 2020 election work.