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Stowe Boyd
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The /Messengers is not a band, although it sounds like one. It’s just is the name I dreamed up for my consulting business back in 2007.

I am best known these days for my writing (and the thinking behind it, I hope) at /Message, hence the /Messengers. I am obsessed with social tools, and their impact on business, media, and society. I coined the term “social tools” in 1999, the same year I started blogging, and I haven’t looked back since.

My work is principally oriented toward the theory and practice of social web application design and development, as well as related product strategy (like the activities formerly known as marketing).

I am often asked to bring in other consultants or organizations, which I do gladly and eagerly. So, I consider myself the front man of a constantly shifting collaborative network, a band of doers and thinkers, designers and developers. Sometimes it’s a solo act, sometimes a duo, and when needed a combo. I am having a lot of fun.


Strategy and Business Models
Location: 2010 Level: Novice
Gregarious Narain (LifeGrams), Jeremiah Owyang (Forrester Research), Brian Solis (Future Works and PR 2.0), Stowe Boyd (Microsyntax.org)
Over the past five years, blogging has gone from "fringe geeky media channel" to mainstream usage and acceptance. While blogging itself is now commonplace, other new forms of personal publishing and lightweight communication are emerging and exploding. Join us for a deep dive into personal publishing, microblogging, and micromedia. Read more.