About

Welcome inside my head. I am Chris Christensen.

I left my day job in January 2010 to focus on social media consulting, podcasting and blogging. I was the Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations for a company in Silicon Valley (LiveWorld) that runs online communities for companies like eBay, Marriott, American Express, Campbells, Kimberly Clark, A&E, and Mini Cooper.  I had been at LiveWorld since 1996. LiveWorld changed its name from Talk City when it sold the Talk City community that it started in 1996. At one time Talk City was one of the “stickiest” sites on the internet.

Silicon Valley – I have lived in Silicon Valley since 1984 although my first job in the valley was a Summer job with IBM in 1981. I have also worked for Hewlett-Packard (internal IC design tools), Momenta (pen computing startup), Apple Computer (Newton Mail and eWorld).

Amateur Traveler – The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to.  It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, twice monthly video podcast and a blog.

This Week in Travel – The weekly podcast covering travel, the travel industry, and anything else that tickles our fancy

The Bible Study Podcast – A weekly bible study podcast looking at scripture from a Christian (but not political) point of view.