- Virtual Worlds Group, Social Computing Group
For more than a decade, Linda Stone has been a leader in the effort to create both community and content on the computer. Since joining Microsoft in December of 1993, she has focused on improving human social interactions in cyberspace. She created and now directs Microsoft's Virtual Worlds Team whose approach to virtual worlds blends sociology, design and technology with the goal of enhancing net-based relationships. She is featured in John Brockman's book, "The Digerati," which describes her as "a visionary both within Microsoft and to the industry at large."