John Breslin (AKA Cloud) is a researcher and adjunct lecturer at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also leader of the Social Software Subcluster there. He is the author of a number of research publications into the areas of social networks and semantically-enabled online communities (see SIOC). In September 2004, he was an organiser of the 1st Workshop on Friend Of A Friend, Social Networks and the (Semantic) Web (FOAF Galway).
John is also co-founder of Ireland's largest discussion community boards.ie. He has built smaller bulletin board sites for other countries such as Japan (boards.jp), the US (boards.us) and New Zealand (boards.co.nz). In 2005, he set up blog aggregators for both Ireland and New Zealand, and a multi-user blogging site at journals.ie.