I am currently researching a PhD in Media at the London School of Economics and Political Science and my topic is:
Private Lives Lived in Public: Weblogs and Self Performance
I am interviewing personal webloggers in the UK to examine why they do it and the relationship between them and their audiences.
As an Internet consultant I specialise in:
about all aspects of efficient e-mail use in an organization.
The creation and maintenance of virtual communities (working with Rheingold Associates) Helping non-profits and the public sector use Internet technologies to improve their internal processes and to better serve the public (working with the Making the Net Work team) Website strategy, information architecture and editing I recently wrote a book - Dealing with E-mail
My work has also included:
Education - I am an associate lecturer at the London College of Communications, a graduate teaching assistant at the London School of Economics. Earlier I have been an associate lecturer for "You, Your Computer and the Internet" at the Open University in 2000, and I have spoken at workshops for New Media Knowledge Digital television - Cable and Wireless' groundbreaking service (now part of NTL).
As a journalist I am particularly interested in:
The social, economic and political impact of the Internet The Internet and the voluntary and community sector Consumer electronics Computer games Film
I have been writing about information technology for 15 years and about the internet for eight, for publications and websites including:
The Daily Telegraph ITN Online - the main commercial TV news broadcaster in the UK Wired News Salon The Industry Standard ZDNN (Ziff Davis' Network News) Mindjack Stuff magazine
I wrote the first internet column in a mainstream UK magazine (Personal Computer World), launched New Scientist's website and went on to join the BBC's News Online website in its early days.
I have compiled an index of some of my writing.
For further detailsYou'll find a more complete summary of my working life to date in my CV. If you want to know more about my academic interests, you should look at the abstracts of papers I have written - if there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to contact me.
More about my backgroundI lived and studied for 13 years in Canada, getting a BA in English from Trinity College, University of Toronto. After graduation, I moved back to London, England (where I had also spent much of my childhood) and have settled here. Because many of my friends were on the Internet early on I also became an "early adopter" - I have been using Internet email regularly since the mid 80s.