Shel Israel (born August, 1944) is a writer and speaker on social media issues. He co-authored with Robert Scoble the book Naked Conversations, How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers (John Wiley & Son 2006), and has just released another book with Scoble, titled "Age of Context".
He has completed a second book called Twitterville on business uses for Twitter, published in September 2009. He has contributed editorially to BusinessWeek, Dow Jones Co, and FastCompany.TV.
He was the host of Global Neighbourhoods with Shel Israel, an online video blog series, which was produced by FastCompany.tv, covering enterprise and trends in social media. He lives in Silicon Valley, California and frequently speaks on social media related topics.