Blurbs

Who is Ryan Ozawa? Compiled largely for my own personal gratification, here is how some people have answered that question over the years:

Ryan Ozawa may well be the most influential social media maven in Hawaii… He has spawned myriad internet-based enterprises — communities that have been embraced by people all over the world. —Jamie Winpenny, The Hawaii Independent (2010)

“Ryan Ozawa is a pioneer in new media in Hawaii. His blogs have been centers of information and conversation for years and appeal to a wide audience.” —Larry Geller, Disappeared News (2010)

“Ryan Ozawa is the founding father of the Honolulu Twitterverse. He was Twittering before most of us even knew what Twitter was.” —Kawehi Haug, Honolulu Advertiser (2009)

“He’s The Man! If you don’t know Ryan Ozawa, he’s a prolific blogger and intense user who has been leading the way in putting social media to use.” —Ian Lind, iLind.net (2009)

“He’s Hawaii’s ‘ubergeek,’ putting Hawaii on the map and keeping people up to date with the local scene and the latest tech.” —Aaron Dragushan, Wondermill (2008)

“Ryan is a true professional and knowledgeable of how to develop relationships using technology.” —David Kane, Argosy University (2008)

“Ryan Ozawa, the community leader and early technology adopter.” —Jeremiah Owyang, Forrester Research (2008)

Ryan is my Obi Wan Kenobi… Hawaii’s most notable geek.” —L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine (2008)

“Ryan Ozawa is to Hawaii’s online presence what piping hot lava is to Hawaii. He made all of it. Ryan is the internet.” —Christa Wittmier, Honolulu Nightlife Diaries (2007)

“The local blog godfather.” —Doug White, Poinography (2006)

“Ryan Ozawa is for all intents and purposes the godfather of social networking in Hawaii.” —Burt Lum, Bytemarks (2005)