This is David Sifry’s weblog. Dave is a entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the I.T. industry. Most recently, he founded Offbeat Guides, which produce personalized, up-to-date travel updates that cover over 30,000 travel destinations using a combination of search technology and curation by both amateur and professional travel experts. Prior to that, Dave founded Technorati, the largest blog search engine in the world, and was CEO from 2002-2007. He is Chairman of Technorati’s Board of Directors. Dave was also co-founder and the CTO of Sputnik, and he was co-founder, CTO, and Vice President of Engineering at Linuxcare, Inc, having built Linuxcare’s services infrastructure. Dave is a recognized expert on leadership development, blogs and the massive changes in the digital media environment, Open Source development, and the Linux operating system. He served as a Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum, on the founding Board of Directors of Linux International, the Advisory Board of the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Technical Advisory Board of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership for law enforcement. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Dave lived and worked in Kobe, Japan for Mitsubishi Electric, and speaks Japanese in a rusty kansai-ben. While he now lives in foggy San Francisco, one of his top travel destinations is Yosemite, in his home state of California, although the lure of London and Paris frequently beckons.