James N. Farmer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

James N. Farmer (born 1976, Birmingham, UK) is founder and CEO of Incsub, which includes the WordPress related companies of WPMU DEV, WPMU.org, and Edublogs.org,[1] the largest global weblog community for educators. Farmer is currently based in Australia, where he has been the Online Community Editor of The Age, and Lecturer in Education Design at Deakin University. Farmer's blog, "Incorporated Subversion,"[2] has been a resource for educators involved with social media and online publishing since 2003.

Edublogs.org hosts over 2,200,000 separate weblogs, used by educators and students around the world.

Farmer is founder of The Edublog Awards,[3] a series of educational weblog awards which have been run every year since 2004. The awards are now co-facilitated by James Farmer and Josie Fraser.

Farmer was one of the 3 organisers of BlogTalk Downunder, the first blogging conference in Australia.[4] He also organized and ran the first WordCamp in Australia, WordCamp Melbourne[5]

He has recently been quoted in The Herald Sun newspaper and on news.com.au regarding allegations of inappropriate advertising on Edublogs.org[6]

March 2011 - Incsub LLC CEO James Farmer accused of copy-write infringement. [7]


  • Speaker at BlogTalk DownUnder, "Centred Communication: Weblogs and aggregation in the organisation"[8]
  • Keynote speaker at ICTEV 2007[9]
  • Keynote speaker at efest 2008[10]



  1. ^ Lane, Bernard (26 April 2006). "Hobby blog now a learning aid". The Australian. Archived from the original on 1 May 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ incorporated subversion
  3. ^ O'Hear, Steve (9 January 2007). "The best of the blogs". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  4. ^ Blogtalk Downunder » About
  5. ^ Problogger - WordCamp Melbourne Speakers and Sponsors Locked In
  6. ^ JOHN MASANAUSKAS, Parents shocked by sexy maths links on education website, March 31, 2009
  7. ^ An Open Letter to the WordPress Community, [1], Noc 17, 2011
  8. ^ Blogtalk Downunder » James Farmer: Centred Communication: Weblogs and aggregation in the organisation
  9. ^ ICTEV notes Archived 2009-09-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ efest conference schedule Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ ASCILITE 2004: Farmer - discussion boards, weblogs and communities of inquiry in online learning environments Archived 2007-12-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-18.