Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

This cartoon was featured on the gapingvoid cartoon widget today. What a blast from the past - a legacy from when my blog was actually widely read. ;-)

Thanks Hugh!

George Lucas and JJ Abrams - Photoshopped
Photoshopped version of my photo by unknown artist - I do not own the copyright to this derivative work

George Lucas and JJ Abrams
The original image

It was awhile ago, but someone sent me a photoshopped version of my photo of George Lucas and JJ Abrams. I can't seem to find the email. I'd like to contact the artist to ask for permission to use it and ask them to license it under a CC license. I'd also like to provide attribution. If you sent me the photo and are reading this, can you leave a comment or send me an email? If you know who did this, let me know too.

Thanks!

AT&T Online Billing

Ms. Suspicious has nothing to hide. Well, she has a little to
hide, but her love of Online Billing isn't one of them. She and the other
Online Liberation Movement(sm) members have all made online billing work for
them, whether they need simplicity, convenience, flexibility, or just peace
of mind.

In a recent marketing ad, AT&T makes a really bad joke poking fun at people upset about their warrantless wiretapping. Bad taste. I think I'm going to cancel my AT&T phone number.

Via Reading (for Dummies).

Dopplr recently released public profiles. Here's mine. There lots of nifty info on the page with code to link to or embed the various thingies.

One of my favorites is my velocity.

Done in typical groovy Dopplr style. Good job guys.

Disclosure: I'm a Dopplr investor.

Yvette Alberdingkthijm
Yvette Alberdingkthijm

WITNESS Appoints New Executive Director

June 25, 2008

PETER GABRIEL'S HUMAN RIGHTS NGO APPOINTS
DIGITAL MEDIA CORPORATE EXECUTIVE AS DIRECTOR

New York, NY (June 25, 2008) - Today, the Board of Directors of WITNESS the international human rights organization co-founded by musician and activist Peter Gabriel, announced the appointment of Yvette J. Alberdingk Thijm as Executive Director.

Alberdingk Thijm has nearly two decades of experience in media and new technology. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Content Strategy & Acquisition at Joost, the global online video platform formed by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype and Kazaa. Prior to joining Joost, Alberdingk Thijm was Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for MTV Networks International (MTVNI), where she oversaw business affairs for all of its branded businesses and channels worldwide (outside the U.S.A.), including digital media initiatives, audiovisual co-productions, new business development, strategic partnerships and joint ventures.

Yvette is one of the coolest people I've met recently. I met her as a fellow board member on the WITNESS board and have been learning about the international broadcast scene from her.

Gillian Caldwell
Gillian Caldwell

After Gillian Caldwell, the super-ED who got me involved in WITNESS moved on to run 1Sky, WITNESS has been looking for an ED to fill her shoes. (Very hard shoes to fill).

Jenni Wolfson
Jenni Wolfson

During that time, the staff, lead by Jenni Wolfson has done an amazing job keeping everything running and improving and we're eternally grateful and impressed.

I think that recruiting Yvette from the board was a very clever move on the part of the committee in charge of these things and I'm so excited that Yvette was willing to take the role. (Board members becoming staff seems to be in fashion these days. *cough*)

Anyway, yay us!