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Born in Delhi; currently in Austin.


Meridian, a magazine by Mercury

Most of the tech founders I meet say their first experiences online involved writing code; mine involved writing blogs. I’ve been writing online since I was 8 years old.

  1. Tim Beiko on Ethereum's moonshot
  2. How Jonathan Hillis' cabin became a DAO
  3. Misadventures in DAO incorporation
  4. Chase Chapman: inhabiting the internet
  5. Brian Flynn, wayfinding in web3
  6. Linear’s Tuomas Artman, designing surprising tools


Yak Collective, a proto-DAO

Regular attendee & occasional benevolent dictator for the weekly Governance Studies reading group. Fridays at 11am CT on Discord.

The Yak Collective is an online space for collaborative tinkering. Here you can find an eclectic group of people working together on technology, research, writing, and art projects, and occasionally trying to make money together as well.

On The Internet

Twitter: @freeshreeda
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LinkedIn: @shreeda-segan
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Email: shreedashreeda [at] gmail [dot] com
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Tim Beiko on Ethereum's moonshot

Despite the events of the past year, Tim Beiko still believes in seeing Ethereum to its ultimate form: a protocol for human coordination.

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How Jonathan Hillis’ cabin became a DAO

He left Instacart with an unclear vision. What came next — a decentralized city for creators, by creators — has proved an experimental success.

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A New Old Pattern Language

By adapting Christopher Alexander’s existing scheme to the new challenges of a post-Covid world, we can build A New Old Pattern Language.

Design Systems [A Pattern Langauge] [Not So Big House]
Governance [The Network State] [Online Governance Primer] [Vitalik's blog]

The writing I am interested in is analogous to published work you’d commonly find in a book, magazine, newspaper, or journal. But instead, you’re finding a similar quality of writing on the internet. Typically this writing is closer to self-published than not. Screenshot of the Internet Writer Worklflow document.

Unlike typical blogging, internet writers are not necessarily chronicling their everyday stories and experiences. They’re interested in a different type of writing, sometimes called “insight porn” or even longform blogging.

The bottom line is that these writers are leveraging the open nature of the internet to write and post quality content on their terms, catered to their own goals and interests, and often for their audiences. The freedom to write for oneself seems to unlock the creative possibilities and risk-taking that centralizing platform-writing prohibits. Stewart Brand

Internet writers by-and-large do not conduct active research. Their ideas come from some marriage of reading, watching, learning, talking, and experiencing. I write about their worflows here:

→ Internet Writer Workflows