By Mike Ambs, November 13th, 2009

Micki Krimmel, also quite popularly known in wide online circles as Mickipedia, has always been ahead of the curve in both the “online world”, and it’s social implications in the real world.

Founder of the social sharing site NeighborGoods – a contributing author to WorldChanging, SXSW World, and Wired Magazine – responsible for creating and running the interactive department at Participant Productions, overseeing and building the communities around award winning films, including An Inconvenient Truth. Previously the Director of Community for Revver, recent winner of Oprah Magazine’s Woman Rule! competition for female leaders.

And of course, no introduction to Micki would be anywhere near complete without highlighting her (badass) involvement with the LA Derby Dolls – where she can often be found skating at break-your-face speeds in crowded, banked tracks – jamming her way through walls of teeth-gritting blockers.

Micki will be speaking about her personal and professional experiences with “Personas in the Digital Age” and how to build your own.

Q & A:

What excites you about the future?

The democratization of technology is empowering people to take their lives into their own hands. New media revolution is just the first part of that. Giving voice to the masses is just the beginning. Anyone can start their own business online. People can come together and create revolutions. They can break free of the consumer system by coming together and creating the lives they want for themselves. The same tools that are enabling globalization can be used to strengthen local communities and give people the means to become independent of unsustainable global systems.

What’s a site you couldn’t live without?

Twitter. I’m on it all day long, for my business and just for me. (link: @Mickipedia)

What’s something you wish you would have known before you found out the hard way?

I wish I would have known how to deal with commenters. I’ve learned now that the “OMG I love you”s are just as useless as the “you are the antichrist”s.

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