John Breslin is a tenured lecturer in the School of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He serves as a leader of the Unit for Social Software at DERI, the world's premier semantic Web research institute. He co-founded Boards.ie, Ireland's largest discussion website, and its spinoff classified ads site. His work has garnered two IIA Net Visionary awards. Breslin also co-founded the U.S.-based company StreamGlider Inc., a real-time streaming newsreader.