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Christopher Carfi
Works at Go Daddy
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Time to rock and roll. 
It's official: I've joined GoDaddy. I am incredibly stoked. (Ob disclosure: while I'm now an employee of GoDaddy, these are my personal opinions.) This is a company that has gone through an incredible maturation process in the past few years, and where the company is now is miles ahead of where ...
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Too bad they didn't change how old customers are valued.  Good luck on your new endeavor.
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GoDaddy's CEO Blake did a Reddit AMA yesterday, and got over 700 comments. Tough, fair and funny.
I took over as the CEO of GoDaddy in January of last year. I'm a musician, surfer, mountain biker, and am wicked passionate about helping our small b...
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And we are live! Great launch day yesterday. Now to squash a few bugs and accelerate...
And, we are live :) Share what you think. Instantly see what the world thinks. Swipp is designed to help you understand the world better and make smarter choices. Download our app at or get started on -
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Congrats! verrry interesting platform.
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Hurricane Isaac party on the highway xD
#hurricaneisaac #weather  
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Remember when Facebook changed all of our default email accounts to their own, unused system, without informing any of us? That was fun! But it looks like the problem could be much wider and more dama...
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Join us each month for tips on optimizing website performance. This month: Image Compression!(2PM PDT, 5PM EST) Your repeat customers are most often… - Michael Mason - Google+
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Bitcoin but were afraid to ask, via +Christopher Carfi 
Have you been hearing a lot about Bitcoin, but still not entirely sure what it is? This easy-to-read ebook answers the following questions: What is Bitcoin? Why should I care about Bitcoin? How do bitcoins get exchanged? Are bitcoins money? Why should a business accept bitcoin?
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Hey cool, into bitcoin? Any chance GD will support it? now supports it :-)
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New presentation with our current point of view on how social intelligence will become a part of all consumer and commercial interactions. Would love your thoughts!
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So the goal is to get commercial entities to embed this somehow via APIs? Like if I'm a consumer watching the super bowl, how am I getting my plus/minus five vote in on things?
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Peter, I just saw the DAG videos that Heathervescent did. Outstanding work.
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Thanks. Heather & team were awesome. I can recommend them for this sort of video work. She is btw invited to this community ;-)
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no doubt... some things never change!
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So cool.
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Thank you  +Christopher Carfi and +Barb Dybwad for sharing.
Very interesting. Greetings from Brazil.

+NASA most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars early Monday EDT to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

The Curiosity Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) captured the rover's descent to the surface of the Red Planet. The instrument shot 4 fps video from heatshield separation to the ground.
Video Credit: (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Team Celebrates Credit: NASA / Bill IngallsThe Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming in at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Mars, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif.
Video Credit: (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Curiosity Rover ‏ @MarsCuriosity tweeting from Mars " I'm safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!! "

The efforts of 406 NASA team members and 3,500 Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers, with the help of teams from seven other countries, safely landed a one-ton nuclear-powered rover on the surface of Mars.

Images taken before and after NASA's Curiosity rover shot its laser 50 times are shown here. 

+NASA   #NASA   #Mars   #Curiosity   #MSL   #JPL   #poweredge #servers   #tech   #hpc   #marscuriosity   #marsrover   #msl   #mslcuriosity   #images
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Marketing, customer experience, social media and community guy.
ONLINE PERSONAE: (blog, since 2004) (References)


  • VP, Platform Products, Swipp
  • Author of The Social Customer Manifesto weblog, a "Top 25" Marketing blog that has also been named "Best CRM Blog" by and InsideCRM (
  • VP, Senior Strategist, Ant's Eye View
  • Vice President, Edelman Digital
  • Co-founder, Cerado
  • Led product marketing at Extricity, acquired by Peregrine Systems
  • Executive at Accenture (Andersen Consulting) Center for Strategic Technology
  • M.S./M.B.A. Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S. Northwestern University (Computer Science)


Customer communication, marketing, sales effectiveness, product marketing, CRM, VRM, business blogging, collaborative technologies, enterprise social networking, customer community mapping and development, scenario planning, business development


  • Customer Relationships (Understanding, creating and nurturing)
  • Strategy Development (Scenario planning to business plans)
  • Thought Leadership (Writing, speaking, facilitating)
  • Team Leadership (On time, on scope, on budget)
  • Particular emphasis on mobile retail and social business


  • Swipp Inc. (2013-Present)
    • VP, Platform Products
    • Helping to develop the Swipp social intelligence platform
  • Ant's Eye View (2011-2013)
    • VP, Senior Strategist
    • Developing Social Business strategies for clients including Google, HP, Cisco and Visa
  • Edelman Digital (2010-2011)
    • Vice President
    • Delivered social media and related programs for strategic clients including MGM, Samsung, The North Face, Adobe, Charles Schwab and others
  • Cerado, Inc. (2002-2010)
    • Co-Founder and CEO
    • Marketing consulting services – Assisted companies including Cisco, Expedia, HP, Open Kernel Labs, Network Solutions, and dozens of others understand their customers and their networks (2002-2008)
    • Mobile Software (2009-2010) – Led multiple teams in the development and launch of multiple applications including:
      • Presto Frame – A “Top 10” photography app for the iPad (available at iPad launch)
      • I Know A Little Place – Local boutiques and reviews for Paris, London and Manhattan
      • Nat Decants – The leading iPhone Lifestyle/Wine App
      • Scanaroo – A groundbreaking mobile app that enables customers to carry their loyalty cards on their iPhone

  • Extricity, Inc. (1999-2002)
    • Director of Product Marketing
    • One of the first entrants into the XML-based integration market
    • Founding member of the RosettaNet Solution Provider Board

  • Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) (1989-1999)
    • Researched and created business cases for practical emerging technologies (i.e. ensured technology drove business value, and was not technology for technology's sake), technology evangelist

    • Diverse career spanning:
      • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
      • Data Mining and Data Visualization
      • Early (1994-1997) commercial internet




  • Top 25 Marketing Blog
  • Top Social Media Strategists to Watch in 2010
  • 100 Smartest People in Social Media (2009)
  • Top 20 CRM Blog (2005, 2007, 2008)
  • Power 150 Marketing Blog
  • Founder’s Council: SocialBusinessOne
  • Advisor: SocialMediaToday
  • Steering Committee: ProjectVRM

Although I've been on the west coast since 1998 or so, I hold my Chicago roots dear. Grew up in that great city by the lake and went to school there (Evanston, actually), and took a detour to gather another degree in Pittsburgh before making my way west.

On the full-disclosure side of things, it's probably relevant to note that my partner in matters both on- and off-line is the talented and lovely Lisa Stone. I promise we'll try and keep the public displays of whuffie to a minimum.

  • Northwestern University
    B.S., Computer Science, 1985 - 1990
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    M.B.A., 1990 - 1992
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Business Strategy
  • Go Daddy
    Community and Evangelism, 2014 - present
  • Swipp Inc.
    VP. Platform Products, 2013 - 2013
  • Ant's Eye View
    VP, Social Business Strategy, 2011 - 2013
  • Edelman Digital
    VP, 2010 - 2011
  • Cerado
    CEO and Co-Founder, 2002 - 2010
  • Extricity
    Director, Product Marketing, 1999 - 2002
  • Andersen Consulting
    Manager, Center for Strategic Technology, 1989 - 1999
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