Today I'm happy to announce that I've taken a full time position as Director of Innovative Social Engagement for Microsoft, in its U.S. Public Sector division that handles federal, state, and local government, education, and healthcare business. I'll be staying in the DC area (where the division is headquartered) and will still be involved in some other activities, such as co-chairing the Government 2.0 Expo in May, and tweeting as "Cheeky Geeky."
I see this position as something akin to the "public diplomacy" that governments conduct to proactively shape the communications environment within which state (in this case, comany) activities are performed. You can read much more about my vision for this new and somewhat unusual role on Brian Solis' media and networking blog.
Thanks to all the people who have wished me well recently, and who continue to read the things I write.