Jacob Silverman is a freelance journalist and occasional book critic. He’s the author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection, published in 2015 by HarperCollins. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Slate, and many other publications. He’s a contributing editor for The Baffler and often writes about the politics of tech, privacy, surveillance, and media.
In April 2012, Jacob was a three-time Jeopardy champion, an ultimately meaningless distinction (the money’s long spent) that he’s still using to ease his way through uncomfortable parties and tepid personal bios. He lives in New York. He has two cats, an unpublished novel, and a well-honed sense of grievance. His website is www.jacobsilverman.com. He tweets reluctantly, and poorly, as @silvermanjacob.