Stowe describes himself as a web anthropologist, futurist, and analyst. His focus is the future of work, and the tectonic forces pushing business into an unclear and accelerating future.
Stowe has worked as an analyst for Gigaom Research for several years, and as the Curator in the social and future of work area since fall 2012. Stowe has been tracking the social revolution online since 1999, when he coined the term ‘social tools’, and starting blogging. He was president of Corante, a blogging pioneer, in the mid ‘00s, and has been widely recognized as a theorist and influencer in the social web. He coined the term ‘hashtag’ in ’07 during an online conversation with Chris Messina, the originator of the convention.
He is at work on a book, Fast-and-Loose: The New Form Factor For Work.
Stowe has participated in numerous conferences and events worldwide, including Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Gigaom Net:Work, Reboot, Next, Mesh, Shift, Lift, SIBOS, Defrag, SxSW, and several TEDx events.