Christopher "Chris" Joseph Pirillo (born July 26, 1973(1973-07-26)) is the American founder and maintainer of Lockergnome, a network of blogs, web forums, mailing lists and online communities. He spent two years hosting the TechTV television program Call for Help. Pirillo also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon on TechTV. He now hosts videos on several internet sites, including CNN, YouTube,, and his own website.[1]

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Pirillo majored in English education at the University of Northern Iowa. He married Gretchen Hundling on October 3, 1998. They divorced on December 19, 2003, for an undisclosed reason. He later married Latthanapon "Ponzi" Indharasophang on December 9, 2006 and announced their divorce on June 24th, 2009. Chris currently lives near Seattle, Washington with his two dogs Wicket and Pixie, who are the namesakes of the bots on the IRC chat room.

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Since 2001, Chris Pirillo has hosted Gnomedex, a yearly conference covering art, science, social media, blogs and new and emerging technologies and concepts, such as Web 2.0.

Chris Pirillo live streams from his home office on Ustream and is one of the more popular streams, with over 4,000 devotees.[2] His live stream is the basis for YouTube videos recorded daily with a focus on software, computers, iPhone applications, operating systems, gaming and other technology-related topics and events. As of July 26, 2009, Pirillo has had over 15,500,000 viewer hours[3] and 81,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.[4]

Chris Pirillo runs several online communities. His Lockergnome blogging network has over 100,000 members. Geeks, his Ning-based social network, has over 20,000 users.[5]. His web forum, Lockergnome Help Forum, is a popular destination for answers to questions from both novice and advanced users.[6]

Lockergnome originally started as a technology mailing list in 1996, offering tricks and tips for operating systems and applications, software suggestions (with an emphasis on public domain and shareware software) and web site recommendations[7]. Several mailing lists are now provided, offering technology tips and other content syndicated from Lockernome's blogs and web forums, including IT Professionals[8], Problem Solvers[9] and Windows Fanatics[10].

Chris Pirillo is the author of several books, including "Poor Richard's E-mail Publishing" (Top Floor Publishing, 1999), "Online! The Book" with John C. Dvorak and Wendy Taylor (Prentice Hall, 2003) and numerous ebooks.

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Comment by Dean on September 16, 2009 at 11:50pm
Okay unrelated to the reposting of the wikipedia and not to call the article this was taken from mundane, I'm headed off topic to point out that there are many things in the wikipedia that don't seem to have any real great purpose for being there... like the letter "P" the life details of the UK's Big Brother 2006 winner, and that sort of thing.

As a joke, in the past I'd occasionally changed articles directly after someone had linked to one from a site like this so it would include, "The most important thing to note is that Dean is really awesome"... things along those lines.
People are much more on top of it now and I stopped doing it. I made an article for my username on a forum I visited a while back and it managed to stay up for about 3 days. Those days are gone, and I imagine that anyone reading who spends time contributing to the Wikipedia is upset with me at this point.

I've recently thought to myself, after finding that a friend of mine wasn't included in a legitamate article and I included them and added a thing for a future link when an article is created, that I could very easily go through some of the more insignificant articles and add my own name to them in obscure ways that would probably not be noticed as something that needed to be deleted.
Before long, I could find a few that I'd done this to that I'd also be able to add the link for a potential article, and when I'd had a number of these, I could write my own page with major embellishments and outright lies giving myself credit for things I'd never done. The last part would be tedious because it would require using multiple accounts from various locations.

Why would would I bother, you might ask? I wouldn't... its just a thought to toy with.

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