About the Author

Derek M. Powazek is a writer, storyteller, web designer, community consultant, and professional troublemaker. Derek has worked on the web since there was one, cutting his teeth on groundbreaking sites such as HotWired and Electric Minds. As Powazek Productions (powazek.com), he created community-rich sites such as {fray} (fray.com), Kvetch! (kvetch.com), and San Francisco Stories (sfstories.com), as well as consulted on community features for clients such as Netscape, Lotus, and Sony. Derek believes in a passionate, personal web.

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