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Four months after Barry Joseph was born, humans first walked on the moon.  Three months later, the Internet was born. The first brought us closer to the universe while the second brought us closer to each other. Barry has been pursuing the latter ever since. People have said many things about Barry. Oprah Winfrey once picked Barry out of a crowd (her audience, in fact) and introduced him as a man who "made a good point," which he has been repeating ever since (the anecdote, not the point). He has been lauded as "a high-energy, engaging, successful social network nexus and entrepreneur" (unfortunately, in response to a rejected grant proposal). Barry is perhaps best defined by his work, which since the invention of the Web has explored the many ways this and other digital mediums can be used to address significant personal and social issues. Barry has directed the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids, Inc. since 2000, helping youth to acquire leadership skills and engage in efforts to address global issues through the production of digital media.

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