David R. Woolley, president of Thinkofit, has been a
pioneer in social media and online communities since before those
terms existed. In 1973 he created
PLATO Notes, the basis of the world's
first online community and the direct progenitor of
Lotus Notes and
many other online forum and collaborative work platforms. He was also the
co-creator of Talkomatic, the world's first multi-user online chat system.
He has designed conferencing facilities for many applications and has
published a number of articles and book chapters on the subject.
As the Executive Director of the Twin Cities Free-Net, David spearheaded
the building of an online community network designed to support the neighborhoods of the
Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area. He was a founding board member
an internationally renowned organization that uses Internet technology to
engage citizens in local political discussions and neighborhood issues forums,
and served on E-Democracy's board for 16 years.
He is also a veteran in the fields of interactive media and
computer-based training, having designed a variety of authoring
tools and supervised the development of many CBT