Monday 24 May 2010

Joining the Social Web team

What has two thumbs and is joining the Social Web team at Google? Me.

I'm going to be one of the Developer Advocates based in the London office. I'll be looking after all things related to 'social' and the social web in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

I plan on spending a lot of my time listening to and learning from people outside the company. In fact when I try to describe all the facets of this job I tend to point people to Christian Heilman's book or Dion Almaer's blog post or Simone Brunozzi's blog post.

The social web is bigger than any one product or company. That's why my job is going to be as much about helping to grow the social web as it will be about helping developers to use Google APIs. So if you're doing something interesting with the social web in EMEA and you think Google can help then send me an email. I'm ade at

I'm also, to quote John Panzer, "a cluster of heterogeneous identifiers." You can follow most of them on Buzz:

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