And I'm only mildly embarrassed to admit it. Welcome to a new semi-regular (i.e., I do it when I feel like it) feature on the blog. If I can highlight female role models, why I can't I share a man crush or two? If "man crush" makes you feel uncomfortable, how about "aspiring bro-mance?"
I don't know the guy, never spoken with him. I exchanged a couple of emails with him a long time ago, doubt he'd even remember. But I know some of his colleagues. And what he's talking about is what I try to do in my job, albeit on a much smaller scale.
I still listen to the podcast he did with Christoper Lydon and Solana Larsen at Brown University. But I saw this on AIDG Blog and I really liked it. It's long, but if you really care about what social media can do for the world, you'll watch the whole thing.