As one of the few people in the world to have created more than one multi-million member online community, Adam Seifer has spent the past 10 years developing products based around member interaction and social networking.
He co-founded Fotolog in 2002 and currently serves as Fotolog's chief product officer and chairman, overseeing the company's growing range of products and businesses. His own Fotolog consists of photos of every meal he has eaten since October 2002 and gets up to 20,000 weekly visitors from around the world.
Before joining Fotolog, Seifer was president of SkyForge Solutions, a software consulting company. He held that position from 2000 until 2003 and spearheaded the creation of online products for businesses ranging from small startups to large companies like Reader's Digest.
From 1996 to 2000, Adam was COO and chief creative officer of sixdegrees.com, the first massive social networking community based on the real-life connections of its 3 million members. While at sixdegrees, Adam helped expand the company from six co-founders to 95 employees. Youthstream Media Networks acquired it in January 2000 for $125 million.
Prior to those positions, Adam was an award-winning copywriter for Scali McCabe Sloves, Lowe and Partners, and Citron Haligman Bedecarre, and created television, radio and print advertising campaigns for clients including Coca-Cola and Mercedes. He graduated from Brown University with a BA in Visual Arts.
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