F. Randall "Randy" Farmer is the CEO of Suddenly Social, Inc. and has created and organized numerous online communities. He is probably most famous for his role creating one of the first graphical online MMOGs, Lucasfilm's graphical MUD Habitat, with Chip Morningstar. Farmer was co-founder of the Internet startup Electric Communities, and later involved in the design of Yahoo! 360.
He recently co-authored a book for O'Reilly and Yahoo! Press: Building Web Reputation Systems.
- Habitat Chronicles, the blog of Randy Farmer and Chip Morningstar.
- "The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat", by Farmer and Morningstar, presented at the First International Conference on Cyberspace (UT Austin, May 1990). Published in Cyberspace: First Steps, Michael Benedikt (ed.), MIT Press 1991. ISBN 0-262-02327-X.
- Randy Farmer at MobyGames
- Randy Farmer's resume
- Building Web Reputation Systems book, blog, and wiki for the O'Reilly/Yahoo! Press title co-authored with Bryce Glass.
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