A few among the many hats Doc wears:
In 2005 Doc received the Google/O'Reilly Open Source Award for Best Communicator.
In 2007 he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT by eWeek.
He can be reached by email through doc at searls.com.
- Editor-in-chief of Linux Journal, the original (and still the leading) Linux publication.
- Author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge, published by Harvard Business Review Press May 2012.
- One of the four authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto, the iconoclastic web site that became the best-selling book in 2000 and still sells around the world in many languages. A 10th anniversary edition came out in 2009.
- Head of ProjectVRM at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he was a fellow from 2006-10.
- Fellow of the Center for Information Technology & Society at UC Santa Barbara, 2006 to the present. There his focus is on work toward a book about the Internet and infrastructure, titled The Giant Zero.
- Co-founder and co-organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, the world's leading unconference on digital identity. These began in 2005 and there have been 26 so far.
- Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
- Radio veteran from way back (that's where the "Doc" nickname came from).
- Visiting scholar in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, 2012-14.
- Marketing, PR and advertising veteran. Most notably Doc co-founded Hodskins Simone & Searls, which was born in North Carolina in the late '70s and grew in the late '80s and early '90s to become one of Silicon Valley's top advertising and public relations agencies. (HS&S was absorbed by Publicis Technology in 1998.)
- A lifelong writer whose byline has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, OMNI, Wired, PC Magazine, The Standard, The Sun, Upside, The Globe & Mail, Harvard Business Review, Release 1.0 and lots of other places, including (of course) Linux Journal.
- Photographer. Many of his pictures are gathered here. Nearly all carry attribution-only Creative Commons licenses, to encourage use. Thus more than 800 of those have found their way onto Wikimedia Commons, which is a staging zone for Wikipedia. These accompany hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of Wikipedia articles. His photos of ice crystals were also the wallpaper for NBC's 2010 Winter Olympics coverage.
- A frequent speaker on any and all the above subjects.
- More in a search for Doc Searls.