Mary Lou Song has always been a storyteller of sorts. With a background in journalism and media, she has a nose for news along with an innate desire to spread the proverbial word. Now, she and her husband Alex Kazim, are co-Founders of Tokoni Inc, a social media company that helps people share their first-hand stories and connect through shared experiences.
Mary Lou sees the inherent value of community, that peopleâ€™s shared wisdom and stories, in some way, can help all other community members. As the third employee of eBay she helped grow the online community from 15,000 members to a robust global community of 20 million. After meeting Alex, a fellow eBay employee, they came up with the idea to create a place where people share their unique personal stories in a way we once did on the front porch. Unlike social networks on the web where people connect over shared acquaintances, Tokoni helps you connect with shared experiences.
Tokoni.com closed to the public on June 30th, 2010.