1. [...] It’s bound to be an international affair since signups are already coming in from folks as far away as Ireland, United Kingdom, Japan, and Taiwan. Many a luminary have helped spread the word, read what they wrote: Robert Scoble, Adam Darowski, Martin McKeay, Marc Cantor, Mario Sundar, Anil Gupta, Thomas Hawk, Damon Billian, Scott Beal, and the Zooomr gang. Last but not least, the host bloggers at Hitachi Data Systems are also helping to spread the news, such as CTO Hu Yoshida, Chris Salazar, Julio Garcia, and Community Manager Jeremiah Owyang. [...]