Welcome TechCrunch’s Newest Writers, Josh Constine And Eric Eldon

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Ever since I became Editor of TechCrunch in September, I’ve been looking for great writers to help fill out our coverage in Silicon Valley. And now I am pleased to announce that I’ve hired not one, but two: Josh Constine and Eric Eldon

Both come from Inside Facebook, where Eldon is the editor and Constine is the lead writer.  Very few bloggers understand the ins and outs of Facebook as much as them.  Constine even has a Masters in Cybersociology from Stanford (he’s that into it).  Not only is Constine adept at breaking news, but he also brings a level of analysis that shows the long-term impact of the latest developments. He’s young, smart, and hungry—a deadly combination for a tech blogger.

 Eldon is an old pro among tech bloggers.  He was the first employee at VentureBeat (where he first recruited our own MG Siegler, who is now our Apple columnist and a VC).  Eldon was instrumental in helping to build Inside Facebook and its parent company Inside Network, which was acquired for $14 million by WebMediaBrands earlier this year.

But I didn’t ask Eldon and Constine to join TechCrunch just to write about Facebook. Their deep knowledge of the social web will help them write about everything from startups to Google. They will be joining our editorial staff in San Francisco. Constine starts Friday, and Eldon in two weeks. Please give them a warm TechCrunch welcome. (And, yes, I am still hiring).