Friday, November 02, 2007

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- Jimmy Wales - founded Wikipedia in 2001. Since 2006, he has been Chair Emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia reference.

- John Perry Barlow - Founder of EFF, Lyracist for Grateful Dead, Internet Pioneer, and Harvard Professor. Wikipedia reference.

- Chris Bowers - Chris Bowers is a blogger for OpenLeft, and was until July 2007 a front-page blogger for MyDD. His focus is polling and analysis of the political blogosphere. He tends towards data-driven analysis, such as his partisan index, a ranking of how far each state in the United States leans towards a political party. Wikipedia reference.

- Stowe Boyd - an internationally recognized authority on business strategy and information technology, particularly regarding real-time, collaborative, process, and content management technologies.

- David Brock - Author, former conservative, founder of Media Matters. Wikipedia reference.

- Jason Calacanis - Jason McCabe Calacanis is CEO and co-founder of Weblogs Inc., a network of widely read blogs including Engadget – ranked # 1 by Technorati . Wikipedia reference.

- David Sifry - an American software entrepreneur and blogosphere icon known most recently for founding Technorati, a leading blog search engine. Wikipedia reference.

- Elisa Camahort - Co-founder of BlogHer. BlogHer may refer to a group blog and online community, or to an annual blogging conference for women. Three of the 2005 conference organizers, Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardins, and Lisa Stone, began a company, Blogher LLC, which in 2006 also began a blog ad network. In 2007, BlogHers Act, a political blogging network by and for women, was started by the company. Wikipedia reference.

- Deepak Chopra - Wikipedia reference.

- Juan Cole - is an American professor of modern Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. As a commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, he has appeared in print and on television, and testified before the United States Senate. He has published several peer-reviewed books on the modern Middle East and is a translator of both Arabic and Persian. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment. Wikipedia reference.

- Korva Coleman - In her work as an NPR newscaster, Korva Coleman is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts for NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. She is also a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday. Wikipedia reference.

- Ed Cone - "Ed Cone writes one of the most useful weblogs by a journalist." If not the blogfather of NC...certainly one of them. He, along with Sue Polinsky are responsible for blogger conferences in North Carolina.

- Robert Greenwald - an American film director, producer and political activist recently noted for his documentaries critical of Fox News and of the Bush Administration, as well as numerous award-winning television movies from the 1980s and 1990s. Wikipedia reference.

- Jane Hamsher - an American film producer, author, and liberal blogger. She produced the major motion picture Natural Born Killers and founded the popular progressive blog Firedoglake. She has also contributed to The Huffington Post. Wikipedia reference.

- Joichi Ito - the chairman of the board of Creative Commons and the chairman of Six Apart Japan. He is on the board of Technorati, Digital Garage, WITNESS, Pia Corporation, Socialtext and iCommons. He is the founder and CEO of the venture capital firm Neoteny Co., Ltd. In October of 2004, he was named to the board of ICANN. In August of 2005, he joined the board of the Mozilla Foundation. He served on the board of the Open Source Initiative. He was a founding board member of Ex'pression College for Digital Arts as well as the Zero One Art and Technology Network. Wikipedia reference.

- Josh Joplin - Josh Joplin Group was an American Georgia-based pop music band led by singer-songwriter Josh Joplin. Joplin, a self-proclaimed "dork" who nonetheless dropped out of school in tenth grade to become a folk singer like his hero Phil Ochs, brought the group its trademark combination of introspective lyrics, catchy melodies, and lead vocals that, to many, sound identical to those of R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe (to the point that one Joplin song, "Happy at Last," begins, "I sound like Michael Stipe and I dream like Carl Jung"). Wikipedia reference.

- Carl Kasell - A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kasell was a student of drama in high school, where one of his mentors was Andy Griffith, then a high school drama instructor. Although Griffith urged Kasell to pursue a career in theatre, Kasell took to radio at an early age as well. During his time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he helped launch local radio station WUNC with fellow student Charles Kuralt.
He worked as an announcer and DJ at a radio station in Goldsboro before moving to the Washington, DC area in 1965. He advanced to the position of news director at WAVA in Arlington, Virginia before joining National Public Radio's staff as a news announcer in 1975. He has been the news announcer for NPR's Morning Edition since its inception in 1979.
In 1998, Kasell was finally able to join the phenomenon of radio game shows which attracted him to the genre in his youth when NPR launched its weekly news quiz, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, with Kasell as official judge and scorekeeper. The prize that Wait Wait... offers to its listener contestants is a recording of Kasell's voice for their personal telephone answering machines.
He is a member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame. In 1999, Kasell shared in the George Foster Peabody Award given to Morning Edition. Wikipedia reference.

- Guy Kawasaki - one of the original Apple employees responsible for marketing of the Macintosh in 1984, is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He is noted for bringing the concept of evangelism to the high-tech business. Wikipedia reference.

- Jon Lebkowsky - a consultant, author and activist who was cofounder of FringeWare, Inc. Lebkowsky also has a history of activism, and was a co-founder of EFF-Austin, an organization formed to be a chapter of the national Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Lebkowsky joined the WELL in 1990, and became a host or co-host of several forums on the conferencing system, including forums devoted to Factsheet Five, where he had a brief stint as book review editor, and Mondo 2000, where he wrote several articles and formed friendships with editors RU Sirius and Jude Milhon. Through the WELL, he also became associated with Howard Rheingold and Whole Earth Review, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and boing boing, where he was Associate Editor. He had early associations with staff at Wired Magazine and was conducted a regular, weekly series of chats called Electronic Frontiers Forum at HotWired. He was a subdomain editor for the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog and, in 1996, he joined Rheingold's Electric Minds. Wikipedia reference.

- PZ Myers - an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris and a science blogger via his blog, Pharyngula. He is currently an associate professor of biology at Morris, works in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). Wikipedia reference.

- Yoko Ono Lennon - Wikipedia reference.

- Greg Palast - a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer. His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance but has also been known to work with labor unions and consumer advocacy groups. Notably, he has claimed to have uncovered evidence that Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with the ChoicePoint corporation, rigged the ballots during the US Presidential Election of 2000 and again in 2004 when, he argued, the problems and machinations from 2000 continued, and that challenger John Kerry actually would have won if not for disproportional "spoilage" of Democratic votes. He is considered to have begun reporting for the BBC/Observer due to media bias/reporting restrictions in the US. Wikipedia reference.

- Eli Pariser
- Jay Rosen
- Peter Sagal
- Doc Searls
- David Sirota
- Steven Stucky
- Leif Utne
- Paul Waldman
- Jim Wallis
- Woodrow Williams
- Saskia Wilson-Brown
- Joe Trippi
- Bill Tancer
- Helen Mirren
- Juliet Binoche
- Amanda Marcotte
- John Malkovich
- RG Littlejohn
- Lawrence Lessig
- Jon Stewart
- Steve Gillmor
- Jim Gaffigan
- Tina Fey
- Howard Dean
- Peter Daou
- Wes Clark
In progress...