3rd NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix
Alex Blagg is one of the hottest young veterans in the viral-social media landscape. A web prodigy since discovering Prodigy at the age of 8, Alex was also an early adopter of America Online, and pioneered online dating almost 12 years prior to the advent of Match.com, when he successfully carried on a long-distance Internet relationship with a girl named Heidi who he met in a Batman Forever chatroom. Alex was also the first person to coin the popular Internet comment “F1RST!!!”
Since formally bursting into the blogosphere in 2004 with BlaggBlogg, a bastion of web-based humor that is widely considered to be a modern blog classic by a niche group of influential media professionals, Alex has created a very large digital footprint on the Internet, having ran a string of successful celebrity and pop culture sites for business giants such as Viacom, Microsoft and Gawker Media, while also cultivating a personal brand that boasts a Twitter following of over 6,000 people, as well as a Tumblr following that is private, but also very substantial.