Jason Hiner

I work for CBS Interactive across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia as the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the Global Longform Editor of ZDNet. I write about the people, ideas, and technologies that are transforming the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

Above all, I'm a journalist thrilled to be living during the greatest revolution in communications in human history. A hundred years from now, historians will be fascinated to look back and wonder what it was like to live during this time of such sweeping transformations in daily life, work, and culture. The rise of the internet has democratized the flow of information in ways that are empowering citizens, students, entrepreneurs, thinkers, activists, and workers in virtually every industry. As a result, it's now much more difficult for small groups of people to control markets or oppress their fellow citizens. If you have a great idea or a better way of doing things, you can now quickly and inexpensively share it with the world. And, if enough people gravitate to it, then you can start a business, create an industry, change a policy, topple a corrupt regime, or start a cultural phenomenon.

That's the stuff I love to talk about, think about, and write about. I'm especially interesting in the revolution in technology, new media, and social media.