I travel a lot. Over the last three years I've spent time in thirteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days.
The conversation here is very real and the issues we talk about are engaging and I have met people on G+ who are simply superb to connect with. I post frequently on what grabs my attention. I share insights from my writing and research and I take part in many conversations where I feel I can deliver value.
Social media is changing everything. How we shape that change and what we do in the aftermath is down to us.
Before I got here, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing and blogging.
In my offline time I indulge a lifelong passion in martial arts, I run, hit the heavy bag and try to find the limits at which we can go without sleep and still function. I also visit as many museums and cafes as possible. Funnily enough I regard what can be found in both museums and cafes as brain food.
Fitness is important to me. It helps maintain a level of sanity that would otherwise require pharmaceuticals or expensive therapy. I pay some of what it has given me back by running a Fitness Community
. I am also a moderator of Plus Your Business
a community focused on helping business people get the most out of G+ and the semantic web.
Speaking of semantics, I am the owner of Google Semantic Search
a community I started to explore the implications of semantic technology in daily life (and there are many).