Hi! My name is Ted Rheingold, and in 2003 I wondered why the heck there wasn't anywhere on the Internet for real people to make webpages for their real pets. I was sure if I created such a service it would be popular, but I had no idea how popular, how meaningful, and how fun it would be to do. Nine years later, this is still what I do -- and I'm the luckiest guy in the planet.
Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Ted William Nader Rheingold
What I Do for a Living: I have the single best job in the world. I manage Dogster and Catster, sites and services I started in 2004 because they were just so much fun.
What I Do for Fun: Well, see previous question ;) But when I'm not working on Dogster and Catster, I really enjoy long outings with Moxie and my wife and daughter to the beach. I love cycling and skiing. I like relaxing with drinks. I actually have a lot of fun on the Internet.
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Well, I'm usually writing about site news, which isn't actually a favorite, but I really enjoy communicating with community members. People always think they're bringing me bad news that will make me mad, but it always feels like love, too, when someone is moved enough to write me.
My Pet Peeve Is: E-mail unsubscribe links that don't work.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Chocolate; staying up far too late trying to click to the end of the Internet
How I Deal with Dog Hair: I assiduously ignore it.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: The Dogster Dog!