John Breslin?17 September 2006, 09:55

AKA Cloud

How do I move this page to /Profiles/JohnBreslin?

Where and When

I will be arriving in Vienna on Sunday morning (1st October 2006), and am staying at the Park Inn near the TechGate venue. Would love to meet anyone with similar interests, see more about me below.

About John

Firstly, here’s my blog (Cloudlands)!

I’m a researcher and adjunct lecturer at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. I’m also the Social Software Subcluster leader there, supervising four postgraduate students. In September 2004, I organised the 1st Workshop on Friend Of A Friend, Social Networks and the (Semantic) Web (FOAF Galway).

I’ve written a number of research publications into the areas of social networks and semantically-enabled online communities, and I’m founder of the SIOC Project. My colleague Uldis Bojars will be presenting our paper about the SIOC Browser, and co-author Alex Passant is also attending.

In my free time, I run a large multiuser blog site (powered by WPMU), I’ve also set up blog aggregators for both Ireland and New Zealand, (formerly known as Planet of the Blogs) and (formerly Generation Blog) respectively.

I’m also co-founder of Ireland’s largest discussion community, where I’m known as Cloud, and run smaller bulletin board sites for other countries such as Japan (, the US ( and New Zealand (