John Halcyon Styn is an American blogger , entrepreneur , motivational speaker, web designer , author , and Web celebrity , [1] who “pushed the boundaries of online self-expression” [2] through his various online projects. He is currently the co-founder of 1st Saturdays, [3] [4] a homeless outreach project, host of Hug Nation. [5]

Career

Styn worked as the first Webmaster for Sony’s “Station” E-commerce Mall and for CollegeClub.com [6]

Styn has won two Webby Awards , the first, as the designer and star of his personal website, cockybastard.com, [7] and the second for a HugNation video podcast . [8]

Other projects have included:

  • Fears. Regrets. Desires , an NBC Internet-only, confessional story-sharing show. Host. [9]
  • FreshRealm, a food shipping company that uses reusable shipping technology. Chief Wisdom Officer. [10] [11]
  • Anybeat, a social networking service based on pseudonymity. [12]
  • 1st Saturdays, a homeless outreach project based in San Diego. [3]
  • Hug Nation, which won the “people’s choice” Webby Award in 2007. [5] [13] [14]
  • Pinkgasm.com, an “alternative sexuality site” that sponsored the Masturbate-a-thon events. [15]
  • Pink Aid, Hurricane Katrina . [16] [17]
  • “Porn Posse”, an Internet services company. [18]
  • CitizenX.com, an experimental webcam community. [2]
  • TheRealHouse, live webcam-house that ran from 2000-2002 [19]
  • The book, Love more. Fear less. (2010) [20]

Blogging career

Styn bought his first URL in 1996 to put his self-published zine , Prehensile Tales, on the web. [21] This first autobiographical ezine ran from 1996 to 2000.

He first achieved internet notoriety when one of his stories got him into trouble with Fruit of the Loom. [22] When they feel a lot and desist on the subject of March 2, 1998, they insist that they take a look at their blog. The post is still up.

He is also a contributor for the Burning Blog, the official blog of Burning Man . [23]

Awards and nominations

year Association Category result
2000 Webby Award Best Personal Website – cockybastard.com Won
2007 Webby Award Reality – Hug Nation Won

References

  1. Jump up^ Wilson, Michael (September 18, 2012). “Real Photo, Fake Family” . NY Times.
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Derek M. Powazek (2002). “A Conversation with John Styn”. Design for community: the art of connecting people in virtual places . New Riders. p. 159. ISBN  9780735710757 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:Morlan b , Kinsee (January 19, 2011). “Online Intimacy” . San Diego City Beat. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04 . Retrieved 1 March2017 .
  4. Jump up^ “Helping the Homeless in San Diego” . Retrieved 3 October 2012 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Bryant, Steve (June 5, 2007). “Taking in the Webby Video Scene” . GigaOM. Archived from the original on January 22, 2011.
  6. Jump up^ Hafner, Katie (May 31, 2001). “A Beautiful Life, an Early Death, a Fraud Exposed” . New York Times.
  7. Jump up^ “And the winner is ..” The Independent. May 15, 2000.
  8. Jump up^ Evans, Jamie (September 2, 2011). “Hugnation Wins The Votes Of People Like Better Reality Site For The 11th Annual Webby Award” . Radar Gadgets. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012.
  9. Jump up^ Albrecht, Chris (March 9, 2009). “Did NBC Regret Its (Post) Secret Web Series Ambitions?” . Gigaom.com.
  10. Jump up^ “How to build a technology company around food – John Styn of FreshRealm” . Medialeaders.com. June 13, 2014.
  11. Jump up^ Becky, Haycox (June 17, 2015). “Meet this year’s Economic Outlook Breakfast Speakers” . Ventura Chamber of Commerce.
  12. Jump up^ Olanoff, Drew (September 27, 2011). “AnyBeat is the social network that does not even want your real name” . The Next Web.
  13. Jump up^ Sites, Kevin. “People of the Web – Love Warriors” . Yahoo. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03 . Retrieved 3 October 2012 .
  14. Jump up^ Stern, Otto Z. (23 June 2007). “Yahoo! ‘S pink liberation army to America’s youth threat • The Register” . The Register . Retrieved 3 October 2012 .
  15. Jump up^ Newitz, Annalee (March 1, 2006). “Blogging for Dollars: How to Launch Porn in the Blogosphere” . Adult Video News.
  16. Jump up^ Lewis, Todd (September 30, 2005). “Digital Orgy for Charity Sunday” . Adult Video News.
  17. Jump up^ Lewis, Todd. “PINK + AID Charity Porn DVD Now Available” . Adult Video News.
  18. Jump up^ Barrett, Marty (December 1, 2003). “Fistful of Porn: The Porn Posse Saddles Up” . Adult Video News.
  19. Jump up^ Senft, Theresa M. (2008). Camgirls: Celebrity and Community in the Age of Social Networks . ISBN  9780820456942 . Retrieved 3 October 2012 .
  20. Jump up^ Styn, John (2010). Love more. Fear less . Lulu . ISBN  9780557669196 .
  21. Jump up^ “Halycon” . Ambush Interview. March 23, 2005.
  22. Jump up^ “15 Questions for Halcyon Styn” . Retrieved 3 October 2012 .
  23. Jump up^ “Posts by John” Halcyon “Styn” . Black Rock City, llc.