JD Lasica is one of the world's leading authorities when it comes to social media. When I first met JD in 2004, he was working on Ourmedia.org, a media sharing site and online learning center made up of a community of people dedicated to spreading grassroots creativity in the form of personal media. Ourmedia was the first video sharing site where people congregated to share their video creations, audio podcasts and music. It continues to be a beacon for media noobs and educators alike with their learning center.
JD is also president of the Social Media Group, where he lends his social media experience to organizations; and partner of Outhink Media, a company which provides software and services so that new media artists can continue doing what they do best.
Some of the standout projects that JD is working on includes MediaMobz, which pairs video producers and buyers in an online marketplace. It's a way for new media producers to bid on jobs and begin making a living off of their work.
In 2005 JD published Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation (Wiley & Sons, 2005), which tells us how the personal media revolution will impact movies, music, computing, television and games. You can read free mini-book chapters of the book online.
To here more about what JD has to say, watch the November 11th episode of EPIC FU. He's one smart guy and we'll be keeping track of his work in the years to come.