Shane Snow

Shane Snow

I'm a journalist.

Shane Snow is a journalist in New York City and CCO of Contently. MS/Journalism, Columbia; Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts. Contact for speaking inquiries at

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A Quest to Understand What Makes Things Funny : The New Yorker

A Quest to Understand What Makes Things Funny

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The electrodes needed to be adjusted to fit my sweaty head, which was apparently the largest size the device could accommodate...

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Data Shows: New Yorkers In A Blizzard Are Gluttons

A quick piece for NYMag about our greasy eating habits, and snowstorms.

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Dreaming of Hoverboards

Aerospace-inspired OneWheel electric skateboard doesn't float, but it feels like it.

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How Matt's Machine Works ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

With a new version out and millions hooked, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg's unconventional model can make or break the Web.

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How Real Navy SEALs Would Handle Famous Movie Missions

Navy SEALs are having the best year and a half ever. We've been inundated with tell-all books, documentaries, and big-budget action movies (the upcoming Zero Dark Thirty) about the special-ops frogmen... and then there's that whole Team-Six-killing-Osama thing. We're beginning to think there's no task too big for these badasses.

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How Stars Like Jay Z And Martha Stewart End Up With Samsung

How Stars Like Jay Z And Martha Stewart End Up With Samsung Phones

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New York's Most Misunderstood Mammal | Observer

How bad science and bureaucracy bred NYC’s strange relationship with ferrets.

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Orson Scott Card Talks Ender's Game in Rare Interview

The sci-fi writer opens up about Ender's Game and more.

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Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks

A first-person science experiment with author Tim Ferriss and a supply of tasteless, white goo called Soylent.

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The Art of Strategic Laziness | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The team was in third place by the time David Heinemeier Hansson leapt into the cockpit of the black-and-pink Le Mans Prototype 2...

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The Biggest Threat To A Growing Company's Culture

Is not what you think...

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The Innovator's Question: What Would Fosbury Do? - ...

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The Music at Your Next Rave Could Be Produced in the Cloud ...

The Music at Your Next Rave Could Be Produced in th...

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The Oatmeal's Reckoning

Feature profile of Matthew Inman, the infamous artist behind