Technology is everywhere, and it touches mostly every part of our lives. For a Spanish tech editor like me, reading tech sites written in English has been part of my day-to-day routine. News reports and featured content comes usually first and foremost in English, although tech coverage in other languages has been also really big for some time now.
But I never wrote in English on a daily basis, and The Unshut is an experiment to reflect my opinions about the technology world in the technology native language. The idea is not only to combine this with my ten-years-old personal blog in Spanish, Incognitosis -posts here will be often translations of the ones I publish there- but to act also from time to time as a content curator.
This feels natural to me too: my current job at Xataka -a leading tech blog in Spanish, over 4.6M uniques on June’15 according to comScore) gives me the chance to write about what we consider important, but it’s impossible to cover all the tech news and reflect about the impact all those news will have in our lives in the future.
My job is to write, yes, but to do so I must keep myself informed. I read for hours, mostly in English, and there are lots of ideas and content that can be shared through different channels. Twitter, Facebook and other social networks let everyone do this, and there are other sites -Reddit, Slashdot, Digg, Techmeme- that act as content curators with different strategies. My idea is to use my experience to share some of them and recommend every piece that I consider interesting over here. I’m still thinking about how to implement that on this design (suggestions?), but I wanted to be online a.s.a.p. The challenge is to give my opinion not only of those pieces, but also of what other sites are telling about them. And of course, to improve my English writing skills, because I’m sure you’ll find lots of strange sentences and mistakes over these pages. I’ll try to do my best here too.
Following a long tradition of media launches, this site is a perpetual work in progress. There are lots of tiny (and not so tiny) details missing at launch, but we’re working of it, so if you’ve got any comments you can drop me a line in the comments, Twitter, Facebook or even by email on theunshut at gmail dot com.
Let’s start and see where this thing goes. Welcome!