Social Media and Social Networking
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. He is best known for his popular blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technical evangelist at Microsoft.
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Robert Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in best selling books, YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people.
He was Instagram's 79th user, the top person to follow on Twitter in it's first 2 years and Siri was launched in his house...yes really!
Scoble joined Microsoft in 2003, and although he often promoted Microsoft products like Tablet PCs and Windows Vista, he also frequently criticized his own employer and praised its competitors like Apple and Google.
Robert launched FastCompany.tv and came to prominence as Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, not only was he a pioneer of blogging within Microsoft, his blog "Scoboliser" broke records for followers, infact it was perhaps his forray into Social Media, where he currently has over Six Million followers.
He hosts a video show where he visits the world's best technologists, tours high tech companies, and gets exclusive demos of the latest websites and hottest new technologies. He sits as a member of the Board of Advisors at Tungle Corporation and works for Rackspace where he teamed up with a company to develop Building 43, a new content and social networking website.
He is the author of two books, Naked Conversations: How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk With Customers, and Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy.