My name is Richard Giles. I’ve been involved in online communities since the BBS days in the eighties, and on the Internet since 1994 when I built corporate websites, lectured about online commerce at Curtin University, and sold corporate Internet connections. I have since worked for Sun Microsystems, authored the Podcasting Pocket Guide and How to Use Flickr: The Digital Photography Revolution, won an award for podcasting, and launched Scouta and Recommendation Ventures which were listed in BRW’s Australia’s Top 10 Web Applications in 2008.

Called “the network marketer” by BRW, I am currently working as the Strategy Director at Adapptor, on the Library Board of Western Australia, and present at a number of events about technology and its impact.

You can find some random thoughts on Twitter, photographs on Flickr, and a more detailed resume on LinkedIn.

You can also email if you’d like direct contact.