I am a computer and technology teacher at Salt River Elementary School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to that I was a communications strategist, consultant, business & technology writer, broadcaster and podcaster. Prior to that, a creative director. Prior to that, a banker.
When I began blogging in May 2004, communication was being disrupted; media was under siege. I was convinced that the hoi polloi –Greek for that derisive term the masses– were going to rearrange our molecules, so to speak. Radical change always arrives from those on the edges. Johannes Gutenberg was not a printer, but a goldsmith. He adapted a wine press to disrupt the publishing business, and change the knowledge industry!
‘Hoipolloi Report’ is my sandbox where take notes of media and marketing shifts brought on by emerging technologies and tinkered by ‘people like us.’ Today the hoi polloi certainly tell better stories. They speak their mind, they talk back. They are noisy, funny, unpredictable.
Chat Republic, How Social Media Drives Us To Be Human 1.0 in a Web 2.0 World. The book was inspired by much of the topics I have written about here on this blog, and my technology columns for two magazines. Topics I am passionate about: Technology, Education, Marketing, and Media.
- Writing: Tech & Current Affairs Columnist for LMD magazine since 1994
- Writing: Tech columnist for Communication World magazine
- Past Contributor to ValleyPRBlog.com
- Past Contributor to Create Magazine
- Edited a book for Superbrands
- Workshop: ‘Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead.’ Teacher Workshop, Sri Lanka, 2015
- Webinars: Passport To Digital Citizenship Sri Lanka, 2010
- Workshop: Social Media for Journalists Sri Lanka, 2010
- Workshop: ‘Think Digital, Act Analog’ US, 2008
- Workshop: Build Your ‘Social Media Resume’ US, 2008
- Workshop host on Educational Technology, and emerging media
- Robotics coach, Salt River Elementary School
- Technology Column won a Maggie award
- Radio show co-host, Your Triple Bottom Line
- Blog ranked in 2008 by Social Media Today
Education, Ed-Tech, Robotics, AI, Integrated Marketing Communications, Digital Media, Content Creation, Citizen Journalism, PR, Social Media, Networking, Search, Data Visualization, Mobile Communications, Podcasting, Gamification, Radio, Content Curation, Diplomacy, Wikis.