New Media 100: Josh Schachter
It was really tough to get started with this list. But really I didn’t have a problem picking one of my favorite innovators to start up this list. Josh is an amazing innovator who was named MIT’s Technology Review Magazine’s Innovator of the Year for 2006.
Most people don’t know who Joshua Schachter is. But as of recently, when the popular social bookmarking service he invented (known as del.icio.us) gained its 1,000,000th registered user, there are clearly plenty of Internet users who are familiar with his handiwork. In December 2005, del.icio.us was acquired by Yahoo and last week, out of a field of 35 innovators all aged 35 and under, MIT’s Technology Review Magazine named Schachter its top innovator of the year. While I was at the conference, I had an opportunity to catch up with Schachter to find out more about him, his (or should I say Yahoo’s) del.icio.us service, and what he’s doing now that he is a Yahoo employee.
Josh Schachter is a brilliant mind who has brought so much to the New media space just in creating delicio.us, not just that but he’s also the cofounder of GEOurl and Memepool. Simple tools that have changed the way we reach out and consume information.
Josh Schachter is 901am’s 100th most influential person in New Media.