David Weinberger, PhD

Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

David Weinberger writes about the effect of the Internet on our ideas. He has a background in philosophy (a PhD from University of Toronto and six years teaching college), and is a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. For almost five years he co-directed Harvard's Library Innovation Lab, overseeing a set of creative developers, and initiating and managing LibraryCloud, an open library metadata server.

He is the author of several well-regarded books about the Internet, including co-authoring The Cluetrain Manifesto (Basic Books, 2011), considered a seminal work in Internet business. He is the author of Everything Is Miscellaneous (Holt Paperbacks, 2008), a book about the profound changes in how we understand the organization of the things in our world, and Too Big to Know (Basic Books, 2014) about the networking of knowledge. Weinberger has written many times for the Harvard Business Review and Wired, and his work has appeared in journals as diverse as Scientific American, TheAtlantic.com, Science, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Smithsonian, USA Today, and TV Guide. He blogs and writes columns for several magazines. He has been an advisor to presidential campaigns, was a Franklin Fellow at the US State Department from 2009 to 2011, and was a fellow at the Harvard Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Simmons College.


  • PhD University of Toronto