My interest in social media dates back to around 2002, eventually crystallising into a PhD in Internet Computing from the University of Hull. These days I have my feet planted somewhere between pragmatism and the social sciences. I'm investigating the potential of the Blockchain for education and immersed in EdTech. I develop strategies for startups, work on national education policies on lifelong learning and digital education and investigate social media empowerment. I'm the Director of the 3CL Foundation.