Along with +Jon Pincus, developed WeGetPlus
as a resource for figuring out how to use Google+. It's not a "latest news" site but one with, we hope, clear tips and guidance. We've been on a bit of a hiatus given the broohahah with #nymwars but are resuming work given Google's assurance it will support pseudonyms. But our joy is gone.
I've been online since the early 1990s, having discovered CompuServe before Marc Andreessen launched Mosaic at the University of Illinois in 1993. I ran one of the first political candidate websites in Washington State in 1995, when Jim Waldo made an unsuccessful bid for governor. I then rode the dot-com boom as a communication consultant who could speak web, until the crash. In 2001, I began my third career, as a full-time academic, first teaching techies about communications and now teaching communicators about technology. In 2011, I began working part-time with King County Elections, managing the website and a redesign effort. Since 2000, I have also taught newbies how to ride motorcycles!
Educator with passion for new media; maintain credibility in the classroom by working on select new media projects. Contractor/consulting experience with most Puget Sound major firms; college-level teaching since the late 90s, including prior teaching for Dale Carnegie. Technical skills (XHTML, CSS, XML) plus soft skills (project management, leadership, communication). Award winning writer; two stints as a writer for About.com.