I’m Ben Turner.  I want to start up a new organization called Galapag.us.  It will provide personal data controls as well as a persistent identity for every person on Earth.  It will provide this through a web-based reputation management platform encompassing all aspects of life, community, and association.

I am a social media operations analyst working in Washington DC on Gov 2.0 projects.  I just finished a degree, studying international development, internet policy, and social business entrepreneurship as a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University.

I was researching as a junior fellow for the Yahoo!/Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy fellowshipMy research topic was openness vs. closedness in online social networking in the US and BRIC countries.

My personal blog is at http://benturner.wordpress.com/ and my web site is at http://benturner.com/ .88x31by

The following Creative Commons license applies unless otherwise noted.  Many images used on this blog are taken off the web somewhere.  Most of the written content on my blog is under a Creative Commons ByAttribution license.

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