J.D. Lasica is a social media consultant, online journalist and blogger. In March 2005 he co-founded Ourmedia, a grassroots media community and one of the first video hosting and sharing sites on the Internet, with co-founder Marc Canter. He served as its chief executive until his departure in December 2008. Lasica is also founder and president of Socialmedia.biz, a consulting firm and collaborative blog that provides social media services to companies. In May 2009 he launched Socialbrite.org, a learning center and collaborative blog for nonprofits and social change organizations.
He has written three reports for the Aspen Institute:
(1) The Mobile Generation: Global Transformations at the Cellular Level.
(2) Civic Engagement on the Move: How mobile media can serve the public good.
(3) Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet’s impact on business, governance and social interaction.