i am sam lessin. i most recently lead the PP+T product group (people, places, and things) at facebook. I called it the 'nouns' team. before that i ran the 'identity' team, and launched timeline and several privacy projects. I used to write a lot and stashed my old public writing here. I organized Y+30 originally in brooklyn. I founded drop.io, created little projects like letter.ly, csvemail, and a bunch of other experiments to play with information.
i invest in some of my friends' companies when they let me - like venmo, makerbot, birchbox and these... and love all things that have to do with skis and kites and my wife, including her high quality technology news service the information.