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Tom Murphy (contact tom@technologyvoice.com) has worked as a producer/cameraperson specialising in current affairs and documentaries, filming in many different environments, hostile and otherwise, throughout the world. His CV as a cameraperson is here. Some highlights were covering the first moments of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on 9 November 1989; assignments in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia; and in-depth coverage of the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, including time spent in the Korengal Valley and in Helmand Province with the American military forces. More recently, he received a Polk Award for secretly filming in Burma in the aftermath of the Saffron Revolution.

My contribution to Technology Voice comes from years of experience making filmic sense out of chaotic real-time events. New knowledge and insight is being generated in a similarly constant and chaotic manner, and I regard it a key part of my job to access what is really relevant in a constantly-evolving social and technological space and to make it accessible to our readers.

John Breslin (contact john@technologyvoice.com) is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway, and co-leader of the Unit for Social Semantics at Insight, the world’s largest Semantic Web research institute based at NUI Galway. He is co-author of the book “The Social Semantic Web” (Springer, 2009). He is also the founder of the SIOC project (Wikipedia article), a Semantic Web framework which aims to interlink online communities with semantics. John has received a number of web awards, including two IIA Net Visionary awards in 2005 and 2006 for the websites boards.ie (Ireland’s largest community site, Wikipedia article) and adverts.ie respectively.

I like to write articles on emerging social software and Semantic Web developments. I also like to provide a window for readers to various technology conferences and events by writing reports on interesting keynote talks and invited speakers.

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