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Tom Coates

Tom Coates currently works for Yahoo, promoting social media and social software and scheming up innovative new applications and products. Before that, he ran a small R&D team at BBC Radio & Music Interactive, working to make BBC media navigable, addressable and explorable, finding new models for engagement and annotation. Before that, he worked with developing the geo-coded online community ‘UpMyStreet Conversations’. Tom has also worked as Production Editor of, developed online communities with the crew behind b3ta while working at emap, contributed film reviews to the BBC’s films site and written for The Guardian. Photo by Joi.