I am most probably the world’s first Online Community Manager.
1970-83 I lived at The Farm, the largest commune/collective in the US from 1970-83. It was there that I learned much of what informed my later career as a social media pioneer. During that time I assisted disaster relief in the American South, helped start a free ambulance service in the South Bronx, NY, and raised the seed money for the first bilingual free clinic in Washington DC.
1986-91 I was employee #2 at The WELL, widely considered the first online community.
1994-01 I co-founded and managed sfgate.com, the first large market news website in the world. We were the first to do many things that are now standard.
2002-3 Development Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation
2004-5 US employee of Sulake, a Finnish company that produces “Habbo Hotel” a site for teens.
2006-7 Director of techsoup.org
2008-15 Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, General Manager of KZYX-FM, a community-owned public FM radio station in northern California.
2015 - joined the Edgeryders group as a full member.
2016 -18 - delivered the keynote at LOTE5 in Brussels, gave a Master Class at the Open Village Festival in Brussels, presented workshops in Matera Italy and have given other presentations and webinars for Edgeryders…
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
My website is http://johncoate.com