Stowe Boyd is an internationally recognized authority on social tools and their impact on media, business, and society. Boyd started blogging in 1999, and is perhaps best known for his recent writing at /Message. He coined the term social tools in the same year he started blogging.

Over the past decade, Boyd has worked with numerous creators and users of social technologies, like Businessweek, CIO, Microsoft, Jabber, and AOL, as well as many Web 2.0 start-ups, including b5 media (Toronto), Xing (Hamburg), Mixin (Lausanne), Playoo (Lugano), SchoolOfEverything (London), Workstreamr (New York), and My6Sense (Tel Aviv).