Brian Hall

Brian S. Hall



University of Michigan

Michigan State University


Social Media Platforms



Parental Monitoring Apps


  • Produced numerous feature articles that have appeared in Macworld, Tom's Guide, GigaOm, Forbes, CIO, and many others.
  • Assisted in the development of billing software, IP management tools, digital certificates, and even fast-charging hydrogen fuel cells.
  • BA in Political Science and MA in Telecommunications. 


At Lifewire, Brian writes about developments in social media, and how people can leverage these platforms to create entirely new forms of entertainment and communication. Brian's work has also appeared in publications such as Business Insider, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and on LinkedIn.

Prior to writing about tech, Brian helped build it. He has worked on teams that developed online billing software, digital certificates, even hydrogen fuel cells for mobile devices.

Brian wrote a series of reviews on parental monitoring software for parents of at-risk children for Tom's Guide, and was a very early proponent of bitcoin and blockchain technology, which he began writing about in 2014.


Brian earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and his MA in Telecommunications Management from Michigan State University.

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