Being the digital citizen that I’ve now been declared to be, and because I’d somehow not heard of the effort yet, I looked up the list to see who else was on it. I found a number of names I respect and then I looked to find out who was behind the list. Well, it’s the fabulous Ananda Leeke, who I know of through BlogHer and may very well have met over the years. If you’ve heard of the Digital Sisterhood Network, that’s Ananda.
The list is marvelously diverse. I’m named in the, “Expansionist Digital Citizens of the Year” category which includes international people like Mona Eltahaway and the founder Code for America, Jennifer Pahlka. The “Expressionist Digital Citizens of the Year” highlights some great BlogHer.com personalities like Grace Hwang Lynch, Stacy Morrison, Jenna Hatfield and Diane Lang. And though her persona is known far beyond and not in connection to BlogHer.com per se, the BlogHer’14 keynote sensation, Feminista Jones, is in that category, as is Amy Sample Ward of the non-profit tech world.
Lists – we mostly hate lists, but we kind of are addicted to them. And especially in the digital world, with presences coming and going so frequently, lists can get out of date very quickly. Still, it’s a pleasure to be recognized, especially given the hundreds of millions of digital presences out there.
And, it’s a very nice lead-in as I get ready to work on a civic open data project in our community. Finally and for real. I’ll keep you posted.