Anil Dash

Anil Dash began blogging in 1999 and as the first employee of Six Apart, creators of Movable Type and TypePad, slept on the couch of the founders’ spare room. He’s since become one of the most influential bloggers and tech evangelists. Now, in his new role as director of non-profit incubator Expert Labs (, Dash is helping the US government.

“Our mission is to make better government policy by enabling crowdsourcing through social networks,” Dash explains. “The way to do that is by creating new technologies that let people in the White House and other parts of the US federal government ask questions on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and get back responses from the public to help them form their decisions about policies.”

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