Xeni Jardin

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About Xeni Jardin

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Xeni Jardin ( /ˈʃɛni ʒɑrˈdæn/ SHEN-ee zhar-DAN; b. 1970) is an American weblogger, digital media commentator, and tech culture journalist. She is known for her position as co-editor of the collaborative weblog Boing Boing, as a contributor to Wired magazine and Wired News, and as a correspondent for the National Public Radio show Day to Day. She has also worked as a guest technology news commentator for television networks such as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and ABC. Jardin was born in Richmond, Virginia, on August 5, 1970. Her father, artist Glenn B. Hamm Jr., died in August 1980 of ALS. She left home at age 14, but remained in school in Richmond. Her brother, Carl M. Hamm, retained their family name, and is a Richmond, Virginia-based disc jockey, who performs under the stage name "DJ Carlito". Meanwhile, Jardin prefers the name "Xeni Jardin" over her given name, for personal reasons. "Xeni" is short for "Xeniflores," a word with origins in Guatemala's native culture, meaning "protector of flowers," while "jardin" is the Spanish and French word for "garden." Prior to becoming a journalist, she was site editor for travel agency Traveltrust, then Supervisor of Enterprise Web Technology for

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