Chinwag was founded in 1996 by Sam Michel, and hosts several of the UK's oldest known electronic mailing lists, including uk-netmarketing. These email lists form the center of the community and include contributions from many notable Internet pioneers and commentators including Bill Thompson, Ivan Pope and Brent Hoberman.
A sister-site Chinwag Jobs was launched based on Chinwag's uknm-jobs e-mail list, an email-based announcement service for jobs within the Internet and digital media industries. Chinwag Jobs is a recruitment website, about which discussions have appeared in New Media Age.
Chinwag also hosts monthly events under the brand Chinwag Live. These events are informal, panel-based sessions focusing on issues affecting the new media industry. Past speakers include Andrew Orlowski of The Register and Neville Hobson. Chinwag is also known for its periodic, large-scale networking evenings.
- Digital Mission to Washington, 11-15 July 2011
- Digital Mission to New York, 1-5 November 2010
- Digital Mission to SXSW interactive, 11-17 March 2010
- Digital Mission to New York, 14–19 September 2009
- Digital Mission to SXSW interactive, 13–17 March 2009
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