Edward Sugimoto is a long time web dude who comes from a journalistic family. His father writes entertaining columns for the East-West Journal, his mother was a radio personality in Japan, and his sister is a reporter for Hawaii News Now.
His first stab into the web world started at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a popular site called Ed-Land, which quickly became the University systems' #1 trafficked web site. Unfortunately, with the limited bandwidth of those days, the administration was forced to implement a mandatory data transfer limit, quickly curbing the success of all web sites on the hawaii.edu network. Shortly thereafter, Ed took those web marketing and blatant self-promotion "skills" to another level with the award winning World Wide Ed web site, and followed that up with a regular column in the campus newspaper (Ka Leo O Hawaii), carrying the same WWE name. All of this tireless web work paid off when the then Online Editor of Oceanic Time Warner Cable discovered his resume online and quickly hired him as the Assistant Online Editor. He has since moved on to take over as the Online Editor before moving to his current role as Wireless Manager. Ed wears another hat within Oceanic as he manages all social media efforts for the company.
Edward is a distinguished recipient of a Commendation (from Governor Linda Lingle) as well as the Mayor's Award of Recognition (Mayor Mufi Hanneman), being named 2006 Top 50 High Tech Leader in the State of Hawaii. He was also recognized with the Socialite Media Award at the inaugural Hawaii Social Media Summit in 2011, as one of the first ever 15 social media leaders in the State of Hawaii.
Personally, he writes/blogs for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, e-Hawaii.com, Lawai`a Magazine, Time Warner Cable's corporate "Untangled" web site, as well as his own web site: world-wide-ed.com. Edward is also the co-founder of an annual food festival called the Rice Fest, a Guinness World Record holder for World's Largest SPAM Musubi, and has recently started up his own, Hawaii Lifestyle clothing brand called VH07V.
This column will be an almost Blog-like adventure that will include babblings ranging from computer help, anything around town, travelogues, and much, much more. Sit tight!